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Education at Elsewhere is a process of discovery activated through play and art. Elsewhere’s lmuseum is a platform for projects that explore new media, civic participation, and collaboration – fostering unique learning communities, intergenerational discovery, and creative research. We work with K-12 schools, community partners, University groups, and kids of all ages.

Our education programs are custom-designed to meet the needs of the groups that we work with and can be tailored for any institution, community, age or activity. We offer programs on a broad range of topics, focusing on the material culture and history of our building and its collection of 20th century thrift and surplus, contemporary art production, strategies for building community, home economics, and urban design. Educational programs at Elsewhere are always participatory, interdisciplinary, and hands-on, emphasizing curiosity driven experiential learning, critical thinking, close observation, and participant collaboration.

Education programs are scheduled for groups of 5 or more on a first come first serve basis during the museum’s open hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 1pm -10 PM.

  • Contact: To schedule a visit and discuss designing the program that’s right for your group contact
  • More Information: Education Brochure (PDF)

Education Opportunities at Elsewhere include:

3 Floor Adventure Tours

A behind the scenes and up the stairs three floor tour that introduces Elsewhere’s history, visual concepts, and artworks. Tours engage students and teachers in a dialogue about the process and theory of building a museum. $10/ per person for up to 50 people. 90 minutes.

Adventure Tours & Playshops

Go on a three floor tour of the museum and stay to play with our world of things. Playshops are guided investigations of Elsewhere’s collection of materials, culture, and concepts that provide participants with the opportunity to learn by doing and create projects and performances at the museum. They are designed to meet unique curricular goals. $20/per person for up to 25 people. Additional materials cost may be required for some programs. Three hours.

Creative Retreats

Full day and weekend long magical adventures through Elsewhere’s unfolding world of things. They are open to students, collectives, community organizations, and learning groups across disciplines and interests.

School Visits

Elsewhere’s artists will travel to your classroom and host a creative session that introduces students to Elsewhere’s creative concepts.


CoLAB (Collaborative Laboratory) is a platform for interactive media and civic engagement in downtown Greensboro, NC. CO-LAB is led by youth, community leaders, and Elsewhere’s visiting international artists using new media tools to merge interactive learning, collaborative communication, and problem solving through experiments that address civic challenges in our growing city.