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Maxwell in Motion School Bus Program

Free for Title One Albuquerque Public Schools

Each year the Maxwell Museum sponsors a number of buses for Title One Albuquerque Public Schools to use for museum field trips. Provided on a lottery basis, two 3rd, 4th or 5th grade classes from any one school are invited to visit our museum for a People of the Southwest docent led tour and museum or campus exploration. 

For the 2021/2022 academic year, the Maxwell Museum will sponsor 60 buses. Two classes, up to 60 total students, from any one school will experience our signature People of the Southwest guided program and UNM campus visit.

This lottery is open to 3rd - 5th grade teachers from APS Title One schools only and will close at noon on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Selected schools will be notified that afternoon at which time field trips can be scheduled. Group visits are scheduled Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 1 pm starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and ending Friday, May 13, 2022.

UNM is following federal and state guidelines for COVID-19 and participants understand and assume the risks with attending in-person events during the pandemic. Masks must be worn by all individuals at all times while in the museum and other indoor spaces on campus. The museum reserves the right to cancel any programs if guidance on the pandemic discourages group visitation.

Our lottery can be entered here.

For information about other Maxwell Museum education programs, please visit our website at

Pre- and Post-visit curriculum