Tours & Reservations

Reservations and Guidelines

Reservations for Children and Youth Groups

Guided Tours or Art Venture Group Time must be requested in advance by contacting Hillary Hardison, Children's Education Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

Group Size: Minimum - 10 Students, Maximum - 100 Students

Guidelines

  • Please check testing dates, holidays, and bus availability before requesting dates for a tour.
  • Tour requests must be made three weeks in advance.*
  • You will receive written confirmation when your museum visit has been scheduled. Please review your confirmation as soon as it arrives.

*Note:  Should you need to cancel your trip, please notify the museum at least 48 hours before your program; the museum will retain a $30.00 fee for tours cancelled after this time.

Click here for a document of helpful guidelines for your tour.

 

Art Venture Group Time

Groups of 10 or more wishing to spend time in Art Venture as part of a daycare field trip, community summer camps, and spring or winter break programs will need to call ahead to reserve group time in Art Venture. Additional staff and art supplies will be provided to guide your group through the variety of activities available.

Please note that groups who do not call ahead to reserve Art Venture Group Time may still be asked to pay per child to use the facilities. Staff members will do their best to accommodate you at the time of your visit.

Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: $5 per child, chaperones are free (one per 5 children is required)

Purchase Art Venture Group Time as a gift for friends, family, and children's organizations!


Guided School and Group Tours

School Year and Summer Tour Options


Grant Funded

All Roanoke City Public Schools are free of charge.
Roanoke County Public Schools K-1st Grade school tours are free of charge.


Art Connections (Available During the School Year Only)

Art Connections tours offer an in-depth experience with a specific exhibit that connects the student to the art and artists by making connections between art, literature, math, science, and history through interactive lessons, creative play in Art Venture, and an art project that ties the whole experience together. Teachers also receive extended learning lessons that connect to the theme. All students receive an activity book to take home.  

Available for pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school students includes: gallery visit, an SOL based cross curricular lesson, art making activity based on our current exhibits, and exploration time in Art Venture, our interactive gallery.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Cost: $5 per student, teachers and chaperones are free; 1 per 10 students is required

Keith Haring: How Shapes Become Symbols
Available for K-2nd Grade Students, October 11, 2014 - January 10, 2015 (Connects to the exhibit Beg, Borrow, and Steal)

Portraits that POP! How Artists See Us Through Time, How We See Ourselves
Available for 3rd-5th Grade Students, October 11, 2014 - January 10, 2015 (Connects to the exhibits Beg, Borrow, and Steal and Reunion: Highlights of the Collection)

Ordinary to Extraordinary: How Artists Transform Everyday Items Into Extraordinary Art
Available for 6th-12th Grade Students, October 11, 2014 - January 10, 2015 (Connects to the exhibit Beg, Borrow, and Steal)

Reunion: Highlights of the Colelction
PreK-12th Grade Lessons Available During the School Year

Aggie Zed: Keeper's Keep
Available for K-5th Grade Students, February 14 - May 23, 2015

War Memoranda: The Civil War, Walt Whitman, and Renewal
The Work of Bin Danh and Robert Schultz
Available for 6th-12th Grade Students, February 7 - June 6, 2015

Art Quest (Avilable During the School Year Only)

Art Quest tours provide teachers and students the opportunity to see the highlights of all exhibits on display. Teachers can work with the Children's Education Manager to request certain exhibits to focus on. Teachers also receive extended learning lessons that connect to the theme. All students receive an activity book to take home. 

Available for elementary, middle, and high school students includes: gallery visit, gallery scavenger hunts when appropriate, and if time permits a visit to Art Venture, our interactive gallery.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 per student, teachers and chaperones are free; 1 per 10 students is required

Specialty Tours (Available During the School Year Only)

Specialty tours are available for 3rd-12th grade students on a variety of topics connected to classroom study including Asian Art and Japanese Printmaking, Egyptian Art and Clay Sculpture, The Art of Storytelling, and Architecture. Specialty tours are 120 minutes and include an in-depth lesson and discussion including historical and cultural significance, opportunities to view study collection items, and a related art project.

Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: $ per student, teachers and chaperones are free; 1 per 10 students in required

 

Art Venture Group Time (Available Year-Round)

Available for groups of 10 or more wishing to spend time in Art Venture, our interactive gallery, as part of a daycare field trip, community summer camps, and spring or winter break programs.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 per child, chaperones are free; 1 per 10 children is required

Summer Art Quest (Available June - August)

Choose from the following options:
Guided tour of the galleries (30 minutes) followed by hands-on acitivites and exploration in the Art Venture interactive gallery (30 minutes)
or
Guided tour of the galleries, including all permanent and touring exhibitions (60 minutes).

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 per student, teachers and chaperones free; 1 per 10 is required