Before the Museum
Things to do BEFORE your visit
Pre-book your tour and transportation.
See Pre-visit activities and browse the online support materials.
Create nametags with students using a pattern border theme from the exhibit.
Organize clipboards and pencils (no pens allowed in gallery) for each student. A thin hard cover book and a bulldog clip works well.
Organize parent chaperones or high-school student leaders: Student discipline is the responsibility of class teacher and chaperones. Chaperones are encouraged to stand with their group at all times and model/encourage listening when the docent is talking.
Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your session and wait for the docent to meet you in the Fine Arts Building foyer.
Discuss gallery etiquette
Walk in the gallery.
Use quiet voices.
No food or drink.
Only pencils are allowed.
Leave backpacks and other personal items in the cloakroom.
Leave cell phones in the cloakroom.
Visiting an art gallery may be a new experience with students (and adult chaperones). Please go over this list with your student groups and share a copy with the chaperones.