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Guided Tours

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.

If your group would like a docent-led tour of our exhibitions please contact the Barrick to make an appointment. Teachers with school groups may choose to include a hands-on workshop with their tour.

When scheduling a tour, please provide the following information:

  • number of people in group, including the ratio of students to chaperones (if applicable)
  • ages or grade-level of participants

CCSD tours are free. All other guided tours will be charged a flat fee of $25 per group. Tour groups are limited to 20 people in order to ensure maximum participation by everyone. Groups of more than 20 people may be accommodated — please speak to museum staff.

Space is limited, so groups should reserve their tours as soon as possible (preferably three weeks in advance).

General Guidelines for Tours

  • Tours are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. A duration 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 12 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 make your scheduled tour, please notify us immediately to cancel or reschedule your visit. Your cooperation will enable us to accommodate another group in your place. 
  • Payment for tours can be made in cash, or checks made out to the "Board of Regents." The Museum is unable to process credit card transactions at this time.
  • There is a bus drop-off area directly in front of our north entrance. Buses marked as CCSD can remain parked in the drop-off zone while your group is touring the facility, but all other oversized vehicles should park in White Lot and will require a parking pass from Parking & Transportation

Metered public parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. Get additional visitor information.

Contact us for more information.