School & Group Tours

Guided School and Group Tour Descriptions

School Year and Summer Tour Options Available


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, 1 teacher/chaperone per 10 students is free and required; extra teachers/chaperones are $5 each.

Reservations are required. Tours should be requested in advance by contacting Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

Reunion: Highlights of the Collection:
available for pre-k - 5th grade students through May 31, 2014. 

From Picasso to Magritte: 
available for pre-k - 5th grade students through May 31, 2014.

Making American Taste:
available for 6 – 12th grade students through May 17, 2014.  

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 school and outreach 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, 1 teacher/chaperone per 10 students is free and required; extra teachers/chaperones are $5 each.

Reservations are required. Tours should be requested in advance by contacting Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.


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, spring or winter break program, or birthday group.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 per child, chaperones are free (one per 10 children is required)

Reservations are required. Tours should be requested in advance by contacting Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.


Grant Funded

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


Reservations and Guidelines

Reservations for Children and Youth Groups

Tours must be requested in advance by contacting Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

Please call to arrange group tours or school tours.

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.

*NoteShould 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.