Schools (PreK-12): UM Museum Guided Tour Request
Take your experience at the Museum to the next level and gain a greater understanding of the diverse collections on display by booking a group tour today! The UM Museum Education staff offers guided tours for visitors of all ages and interests.
Our Curator of Education will consult with you to create the most enriching tour experience possible. Whether you want a general tour of the whole museum or a specialized focus on one exhibit to correspond with your curriculum, we are happy to work with you to create a memorable and rewarding educational experience. Visit
to see current exhibits!
A few notes:
-Please submit requests at least two weeks before anticipated visit.
-A tour request is not the same as a booking, as there may be a prior event or booking. You will be contacted by museum staff to confirm your group's visit and answer any additional questions.
-Visitors may park in the Museum lot at no charge. A bus/van lane is available in front of the main entrance.
- Group tours are limited to groups larger than 10.
-Tours are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m.
-All tours are free. A related art activity can be added to your visit for groups of 40 or fewer at a time for a charge of $1 per student.
Organization or School Name
Contact Phone Number
Requested Time (tours generally last 45 minutes-1 hour, but can be adapted to meet your time frame). An art activity adds about 30 minutes.
Number of participants on tour (minimum of 10) Note: Groups over 40 may require additional start times for a staggered visit.
What age/grade are your students?
Please check what you would be interested in seeing on your tour. Note: our staff will adapt to your particular age group. i.e for pre-k we usually focus on one or two exhibits with an added story time.
Only Permanent Collection
Only Special Exhibits (visit
for current listings)
Staff Introduction followed by Self-Guided Exploration
How many teachers or chaperones will be attending? (no charge for adults)
If your requested date/time is not available, please list other dates and times that may work for your group.
Would your group like to add an art activity to your visit?
If yes, what art activity would most interest your group?
Theora Hamblett Q-tip Tree Painting: Use paintbrushes and q-tips to create seasonal trees inspired by MS artist Theora Hamlet (Recommended Age: Pre K-12th Grade) ($1 per student)
Ancient Greek Coins: view coins over 2,000 years old and create air-dry clay coins (Recommended for grades 4-12) ($1 per student)
Walter Anderson Printmaking: Create an animal styrofoam block print inspired by the work of MS artist Walter Anderson (Recommended for grades 2-12) ($1 per student)
Free Sketch: use our sketch materials and gallery stools to extend your visit by allowing students time to sketch in the galleries (recommended for grades 6-12 and limited to groups of 24 or fewer) (Free)
Other: I'd like to discuss other ideas with the Curator of Education related to current special exhibits or collections
Please list any special needs or adaptations your group may require.
Please list any additional requests or information that may be helpful in planning your tour. (optional)
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