Corning Connects will provide an opportunity for underserved school children from South Texas to visit the IMAS for transformative field experiences at the museum.

An overwhelming majority of these students will be visiting a museum for the first time. The goal of this grant program is to reach students in schools who may not have resources for providing informal art and science learning and out-of-classroom learning experiences and are making their first visit to IMAS.

With the support of Corning, student groups from area schools can visit at no cost for an IMAS educator-led, hands-on visit with content in science, art, and culture.

Who: K-12 school groups (units of 25 kids) who are new to the IMAS OR who have not had a field trip to IMAS in 3+ years.

What: Field trips to IMAS with admission funded by Corning Connects.

When: 2023-2024 School Year (November, December, April, May).

Corning Connects would be available on a first-come, first-served basis to area schools. Eligible schools would make a field trip reservation to visit the museum and the per student tour price would come directly from this fund plus one adult chaperone per 10 students for free. Scroll down to complete the interest form to participated in this grant-funded program.

The Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952. Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching, and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism in Corning business locations.

Corning Connects Application

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Contact Name
Has your school visited IMAS in the past 3 years?
Corning Connects field trips are intended for K-12 school groups that are new to the museum or have not visited in at least 3 years.
One adult chaperone is included for every 10 school children in a field trip. Please indicate the number of anticipated adult chaperones attending with the school group.
Visiting month requested (select the preferred month):
Select the preferred month for your field trip to IMAS. January through February are fully booked and unavailable for field trips. Following this form submission, the IMAS Reservationist will be in communication with you for scheduling and availability.