The Pacific Asia Museum is one of the few U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific islands, and includes a garden inspired by the classic gardens of China. School visits at the museum feature a guided tour of the museum’s galleries and an hour-long workshop led by a local artist. Workshop options include calligraphy, poetry,  drawing pagodas, mythological creatures, storytelling, drawing animals, Chinese dragons, and brush painting. Visits are free and available for students in 3rd-12th grade. Reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance. A limited amount of transportation scholarships for Title I schools are available on a first-requested, first-granted basis. The museum is also within walking distance of the Metro Gold Line.