Group Tours for Students
Groups of 10 or more students are invited to schedule a tour of the Museum's Collection or one of our special exhibitions. Our inquiry-based group tours, led by volunteer docents or Museum staff, challenge students to hone their observation skills.
Student group tours are $5/K–12 student; one chaperone is free per 10 students, with additional chaperones charged the student rate. On the group-tour request form, teachers may choose a topic from among four curriculum-based tours (art, math, language-arts, or social studies), or a special-exhibition tour; teachers may also add a related hands-on studio activity at no additional charge. For college and university student groups, click here to learn more about group tours for adults. If you are a tax-exempt school or nonprofit organization, please contact the Education Department at 828.253.3227 x121 for more information about payment options.
For self-guided groups: The Museum welcomes instructors to guide pre-K–12 students through our galleries independently. For pre-K–12 groups of 10 or more, the instructor must make a reservation at least two weeks in advance through the Education Department; please complete the tour request form below, indicating your group as self-guided. Pre-K–12 groups must have at least one chaperone for every 15 students. Groups with 20+ pre-K–12 students may need to divide into smaller groups before entering the galleries. Please note that Museum-scheduled tours take priority over self-guided groups; your first choice of date and time may not be available due to gallery space constraints. For college and university student groups, click here to learn more about group tours for adults.
To schedule a guided or self-guided tour, please click on the button below or call our Education Department at 828.253.3227 x121 for more details.
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