Friends Provide Support for School Field Trip

The Buy-A-Bus program brings local students to Mia. You can help!

For many years, the Friends Transportation Fund has provided busing grants so that schools can bring their students to see Mia’s world class collection. During the most recent academic year, the Friends Transportation Fund brought 164 buses to Mia, that’s over 94 schools and 6,800 students who may not have had access to the museum. The opportunity for students to experience a world outside of the classroom is one of the many things the Friends can provide for the Twin Cities community.

A special endowment fund from the Friends makes this amazing program possible. In addition to the endowment, Friends can add funds by participating in the Buy-A-Bus program. Anyone can Buy a Bus for $200 or Buy a Wheel for $50.

As the new academic year begins , honor a friend, celebrate family or remember a dear colleague by buying part or all of a bus! For more information, contact the Friends office at 612.870.3045 or

Also, if you know of any educators who might need a grant to bring students to Mia, please contact the Friends Transportation co-chairs, Laura Miller and JeanMarie Burtness at, or head to our website.