for educators

At the YAM, educators can engage their students with art, earn OPI credits in professional development workshops, and explore our art education resources.

All YAM educational programming aligns with Montana Art Standards. Our docents and certified educators use inquiry-based approaches to teach art in the galleries and our education art studio.

schedule a tour

Click here for more information on tours.

Please schedule a minimum of two weeks prior. (If there are special circumstances, contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate your request.)

Teach students about YAM Museum Manners before visiting.

Full and partial scholarships are available for museum tours. Email for information. Scholarship Opportunities for Museum visits.

Tell us about your Museum tour experience! Post-Tour Questionnaire.


online art suitcase

The Online Art Suitcase is an art resource for classroom educators to teach standards-aligned, inquiry-based art education. “The Artist and the Landscape” focuses on art and artists from the Montana area that are part of the permanent collection at the YAM.


billings educators

The YAM Art Suitcase program brings art into your 4th or 5th grade classroom. This inquiry-based program has been led by our docent volunteers for almost 50 years.

For 5th grade classes, free busing or free access to virtual tours is available.

Every year, there are two exhibitions of Billings student art in our Young Artists Gallery.


professional development

The YAM offers Professional Development workshops for educators for OPI credit. Our adult art education classes are also available for OPI credit.