Museums are a wonderful meeting ground for the shared interests of schools and families. Field trips to museums enrich what your children are learning in school and help them link it to the larger world. Schools and teachers, through field trips and other activities, play an important role in introducing students to Museums and using them as learning resources.
Guided School Tours
Museum staff and docents are available to present tours of our special exhibitions. During our tours students look closely at art and have a conversation about what they see.
Self-guided yours are perfect for teachers who want to lead their own tours. We offer resources to assist you that will deepen students experience at the Museum.
Get the Most From Your Visit
We recommend you visit the museum or talk to a museum staff member to get an understanding of the current exhibits before bringing your class. Helping your students understand exhibits is essential, and you should prepare them in advance for their visit. Focus your students on a few things that you select relating to the work being done in the classroom, and then provide suitable follow-up activities.
Formulate simple questions that encourage the use of observational skills that are independent of any prior knowledge about the content of the exhibit. Help your students use the exhibits effectively, and then construct simple activities that you and your chaperones can use while viewing the museum.
All school tours are subject to the following guidelines:
- Reservations are required for all group visits of 10 or more. Space is limited, so please make your reservations as early as possible, preferably three weeks in advance, with confirmation by letter or by calling 702-895-3381.
- Tour groups are limited to a maximum of 35 students. If your group is larger, special arrangements may be made.
- Tours are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. A time slot of 45 minutes is recommended for the best visit to the museum.
- Pre-high school groups are required to be chaperoned by one adult per 15 children. Adult supervisors are expected to remain with their groups at all times during a visit. Museum staff cannot accept responsibility for supervising groups.
- Please make sure your group does not run inside the building. No food, drinks, backpacks, or large bags are allowed in the exhibit areas.
- The museum can accommodate only a limited number of visitors at any given time. As a courtesy to other visitors, if you are unable to be here on your scheduled day, please notify us immediately to cancel or reschedule your visit. Your cooperation will enable us to accommodate another group in your place. There is a bus drop-off area directly in front of our north entrance. Buses can remain parked in the drop-off zone while your group is touring the facility.
Metered public parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. Get additional visitor information.
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