we offer discounted admission for high school and college groups to provide tools for our future educators, professionals, and leaders

The Museum offers three different styles of tours, each emphasizing one component of the Museum motto; think, play and create! Select which type of tour best suits your classroom goals.

THINK tour

During this two-hour THINK tour with a Museum Teaching Artist, your group will get the chance to explore the current array of interactive and creative contemporary art installations. Students will participate in discussions that encourage inquiry-based thinking from original artworks. The tour is sure to inspire discussions that can connect to your curricula in visual art, social studies, science and history.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Select weekends available. 

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SELF-GUIDED excursion

Two-hour SELF-GUIDED excursions offer groups the opportunity to explore the Museum’s variety of interactive exhibits at their own pace. Teachers and chaperones lead small groups of students through the spaces with a Museum-provided map and prompts. These self-guided excursions provide the opportunity for classroom curriculum-specific  discussions facilitated by the visiting educator. Teens and adults can play, too!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm or 1-3pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Select weekends available. Tuesdays are available in the summer season. 

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CREATE exploration

The two-hour CREATE exploration experience focuses on the artists in your students! Students will discuss and experience the interactive art pieces created by contemporary artists in the current exhibition, then create a unique artwork with a Museum Teaching Artist. The guided tour and hands-on art making activity builds students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills as they delve into the artistic process.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Select weekends available. 

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Student Fees

THINK and SELF-GUIDED Students: $5
CREATE Students: $8
Title 1 THINK and SELF-GUIDED Students: Free
Title 1 CREATE Students: $3

Chaperone Fees

Policy requires one chaperone per every 20 High School students. Complimentary admission is extended to those adults. Groups will be charged $5 for every additional chaperone beyond a 1:5 ratio. Chaperones accompanying students with special needs are not charged.

Request a Group Visit

Questions or concerns? Please email education@thinkplaycreate.org.

TRAFFIC ALERT

Please note that UNION AVENUE will be closed this weekend for construction. Anticipate traffic on FRONT STREET and MARKET.