The Resource Center

In partnership with the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Museum of Art is pleased to provide educational resources for educators, student and families at the Resource Center (TRC). UCF students have free use of TRC. Open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm; Saturday by appointment. For more information, or to reserve resources, call the Education Department at 407.896.4231 ext. 262, or email

TRC offers resource trunks, learning kits, poster-size reproductions of art, books and videos related to the OMA’s Permanent Collections of American art, African art and Art of the Ancient Americas and previous temporary exhibitions to students, teachers and educational institutions throughout the Central Florida area. Any requests for a kit or trunk should be made at least one week in advance.

UCF Students 
UCF students have free use of The Resource Center. Just bring your student ID or TRC membership card to enjoy the resources available in the TRC.

Exclusively For Educators 
Please contact the Education department at 407.896.4231 ext. 262 for more information.

Exclusively For Schools 
Purchase a TRC School Pass for $50 (good for one calendar year) and everyone in your school can take advantage of a variety of educational resources for free! (Excluding the West African Outreach Resource Trunk during the month of February)

Lesson plans and activities produced by the Orlando Museum of Art meet the requirements of National Standards for Visual Arts and the Florida Sunshine State Standards.

Reproductions, posters,videos and DVDs on various artists and themes from the TRC collection are available.

$4 for 10 school days

Trunks and Learning Kits

Outreach Resource Trunks 
About the size of a small footlocker, each trunk focuses on a particular culture and features hands-on objects, videos, books, audiotapes and much more! A teacher resource notebook accompanies every trunk and provides background information and interdisciplinary activities. All activities meet the requirements of the Florida Sunshine State Standards. Outreach trunks are recommended for elementary and middle schools.

Rolling Rockwell 
Explore 20th century American history through a trunk created for the exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. This resource is filled with hands-on objects, reproductions, books and more. A teacher resource notebook provides background information, a PowerPoint presentation of images, interdisciplinary lesson plans with activities for social studies, language arts, and visual arts and ideas for fun! 
$15 (handling fee) for 10 school days

West Africa 
Find out about West Africa and its people.
$45 for 10 school days

Ancient Maya 
Learn about the everyday life of the ancient Maya.
$45 for 10 school days

Ancient China 
Explore the fascinating civilization of ancient China.
$45 for 10 school days

Learning Kits 
About the size of a hand-held file box, these kits are wonderful resources for focused study in a particular area. A teacher resource notebook accompanies each kit and provides background information, interdisciplinary activities and much more! All activities meet the requirements of the Florida Sunshine State Standards.
$10 for 10 school days

Diggin’ the Past 
Explore the world of archaeology, both on land and sea. A special section highlights Florida archeological sites. Recommended for elementary through high school grades.

Maya Glyph Busters 
Become archaeologists and uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayan language. Recommended for middle school and high school students.

Animals of the Ancient Americas 
Discover animals of the pre-Columbian world. Recommended for pre-K through grade 2.

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