|The Arab American National Museum strives to foster a better understanding and appreciation for Arab and Arab American culture through education and presentation of the arts. AANM offers museum tours as well as a wide variety of workshops, seminars, and cultural events that showcase the richness and diversity of Arab civilization and acknowledge the contributions Arab Americans have made to our society.
All AANM educational programs are linked with the Michigan Department of Education’s K-12 grade level content expectation standards in Social Studies, English and Language Arts and World Languages.
• $5 students/seniors (60+)
• $8 student tour includes an immersive cultural experience. Options available on form below.
• $10 adults
• An optional Arabic lunch is available to enhance your Museum visit and cultural experience
Questions concerning docent-guided group tours may be directed to Petra Alsoofy at 313.624.0219 or HERE.
To schedule your guided tour, please click on and complete the Group Tour Reservation Request below:
Tours, immersive cultural activities, and presentations are tailored for individuals and groups of all ages:
• Elementary school tours include hands on activities, crafts, dance, and more. Lesson plans are currently being developed in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education that may be used before, after, or during the visit.
• Middle and high school tours may include a cultural presentation, film plus discussion, facilitated dialogue programs, and other educational activities to accompany the tour Lesson plans are currently being developed in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education that may be used before, after, or during the visit.
• Adult tours may include a presentation on Arab and Arab American communities, dance demonstration, cultural competency training, and more.
Cultural Competency Presentations
The Museum's educational programming also includes two-hour presentations, all-day and half-day workshops, and individual and group consultations. Supported by our permanent and temporary exhibits and a rich assortment of educational materials, our presentations help educators develop the cultural competency they need to understand and communicate effectively, especially when dealing with students and parents of Arab and Chaldean descent.
In addition, in collaboration with other professionals including university professors, counselors, and religious leaders, the Museum’s staff has developed cultural competency presentations suitable for community organizations, businesses, public and private agencies, corporations and health care professionals.
For further information or to book a cultural competency presentation, please call Isra El-beshir at 313.624.0216 or HERE.
May 2017: School group bookings available for Marketplace Stories – Folktales from the Arab World theatre performance (ages 6+). Click HERE for more info.