School Trips

Schedule your school or group for a visit to the Muhammad Ali Center and discover greatness within!

Curriculum-Based Guided Tours

These interactive field trip experiences are aligned with Kentucky and Indiana Core Content Standards and are developed for specific grade levels. During a visit, groups will receive 45 to 60 minutes of classroom instruction and 60 minutes of activities and exploration of the Muhammad Ali Center’s exhibits. In addition, we offer pre- and post-visit lessons and teacher resources.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until noon (2 weeks advance reservations required).

Ongoing

Now Available

  • Eat Well, Play Well: June 7-September 7, 2014
    Can you stay balanced for more than a second? Are you as flexible as you could be? How much is an appropriate serving size? And just how long will it take you to burn off those calories? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you discover that healthy choices are all around us! This exhibit is bilingual (English/Spanish).

Coming Soon!

“And In This Corner… Cassius Clay” - Joint Field Trip Experience with StageOne Family Theatre
January 20 – February 13, 2015

This winter join the Muhammad Ali Center and StageOne Family Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime joint field trip experience!  Groups attending this field trip will 1) attend the new play “And In This Corner…Cassius Clay,” which tells the story of Muhammad Ali’s boyhood in Louisville, Kentucky; and 2) receive a guided tour of the Muhammad Ali Center exhibits.

This joint field trip is a unique collaboration between and the Muhammad Ali Center and is being offered as a dual experience. Attending only one portion of the field trip is NOT an option.

  • Each field trip will run from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Please schedule buses accordingly. All reservations will be managed by StageOne Family Theatre directly.
  • All groups will be able to bring their lunch and eat in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center – only bottled water with a cap is permitted in the theater.
  • Field trip recommended for grades 4 and up

Due to the high volume of school groups that this combo field trip will bring to the Ali Center, we will not be offering our normal self-guided or guided tour experiences during this time frame.

All reservations for the dual field trip experience are being taken by StageOne.  Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.stageone.org/field-trip-and-in-this-corner-cassius-clay/

Self-Guided Tours

Our self-guided visits include a structured 15-minute introduction with an education staff member. That introduction includes information about Muhammad Ali and his legacy.

All self-guided programming is compliant with state standards, and addresses core content in:

Art

Find Greatness Within Self-Portrait (Middle/High)

Experimenting with Line and Color (Elementary)

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Art

Description: LeRoy Neiman captured the movement and artistry of Muhammad Ali throughout his career. Students will learn from Neiman’s art as their own work develops and solidifies. Pre- and post-visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle and High School
 

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

Geography

Around the World with Muhammad Ali

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Geography and Writing

Description: Muhammad Ali has traveled all over the world. Students will share in his travels with a map activity, allowing them to see some of the states and countries he visited throughout his life. Maps and questions are provided. Pre- and post- visit education suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Health

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School
 

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

History

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and Middle students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by understanding the story he tells. Pre- and post-visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Math

Can You Do the Math?

Recommended: Grades 4–5

Core Content Areas Addressed: Math, Reading and Writing

Description: During their visit to the Ali Center, elementary students will hone their math skills by utilizing different aspects of Muhammad’s life to answer a series of math challenges. Pre-visit classroom work is required. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School

Physical Education

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Practical Living

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School
 

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

Reading

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and Middle students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by understanding the story he tells. Pre- and post-visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School
 

The Ali Shuffle

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Description: Muhammad Ali is known for his graceful movements in the ring. Students will shuffle through the Muhammad Ali Center looking for the answers to clues in a crossword puzzle where they will learn about Muhammad’s life and legacy. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary | Middle and High School
 

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School
 

Can You Do the Math?

Recommended: Grades 4–5

Core Content Areas Addressed: Math, Reading and Writing

Description: During their visit to the Ali Center, elementary students will hone their math skills by utilizing different aspects of Muhammad’s life to answer a series of math challenges. Pre-visit classroom work is required. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School
 

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

Writing

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Writing and Reading

Description: Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and Middle students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by understanding the story he tells. Pre- and post-visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School
 

The Ali Shuffle

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Description: Muhammad Ali is known for his graceful movements in the ring. Students will shuffle through the Muhammad Ali Center looking for the answers to clues in a crossword puzzle where they will learn about Muhammad’s life and legacy. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary | Middle and High School
 

Around the World with Muhammad Ali

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Geography and Writing

Description: Muhammad Ali has traveled all over the world. Students will share in his travels with a map activity, allowing them to see some of the states and countries he visited throughout his life. Maps and questions are provided. Pre- and post- visit education suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School
 

Can You Do the Math?

Recommended: Grades 4–5

Core Content Areas Addressed: Math, Reading, and Writing

Description: During their visit to the Ali Center, elementary students will hone their math skills by utilizing different aspects of Muhammad’s life to answer a series of math challenges. Pre-visit classroom work is required. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School
 

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading, Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

Spelling

The Ali Shuffle

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Description: Muhammad Ali is known for his graceful movements in the ring. Students will shuffle through the Muhammad Ali Center looking for the answers to clues in a crossword puzzle where they will learn about Muhammad’s life and legacy. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary | Middle and High School

Social Studies

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Writing and Reading

Description: Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and Middle students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by understanding the story he tells. Pre- and post-visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School
 

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Costs

  • $5 per student (K-12) for Curriculum-Based Tours
  • $4 per student (K-12) for Self-Guided Tours
  • $5 per student for college students

Important Information for Teachers and Chaperones

  • We suggest that you allow approximately two hours for your visit.
  • Please download and print the document Helpful Hints for Teachers and Chaperones and distribute prior to your visit. Helping chaperones know what to expect prior to the visit is essential for the overall experience of the children.
  • The Muhammad Ali Center welcomes home school groups.
  • We require a 6:1 student/chaperone ratio for all school groups. Adult chaperones will be admitted free at a six to one ratio. Additional chaperones are welcome and will receive the $7.00 per person group rate.

To schedule a school tour or for more information, please contact:
Charles Gwinn
Associate Educator
Phone: 502.992.5340
Fax: 502.589.4905
cgwinn@alicenter.org

Each school group is required to fill out the Youth Visit Form prior to visting. Please return this form to Charles Gwinn via email or fax.