How are the tours structured?
Orientation – A Museum staff member will lead your group in an orientation that will highlight the installations and activities you will engage with and provide basic guidelines and safety rules for your visit. Groups are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled visit to allow for parking, check-in and a snack, if needed. Your tour starts promptly at the scheduled time.
Self-Guided Museum Tour – Your 2-hour tour will consist of a self-guided visit to the Museum. During your orientation, you will receive a tour guide Play Book to support your experience and provide information about the installations to explore and visit. For safety and experience reasons, not all areas of the Museum are accessible to self-guided groups, including the Studio Workshops.
Note: This type of tour is encouraged for groups with toddlers and a 1:1 ratio, or groups that want to explore at their own pace.
Guided Museum Tour + Studio Art Activity – Your 2-hour tour led by a Teaching Artist will consist of a 1-hour highlights tour of the Museum installations with a chance to engage in discussion and play with the various artworks as well as a 1-hour, hands-on studio art experience in the Arts Education Center. Art activities are Museum-inspired and centered on open-ended making.
Note: Tour groups are limited to their 2-hour session time and may not return to the installations after tour time is complete.