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School Tours

Come explore the NCMA collection or a special exhibition on a guided tour with a volunteer docent to discuss and experience selected works of art. Docents facilitate conversations with students from looking to understanding. Talk with Museum staff or reserve a tour now with our Tour Request Form.

Learn more about the tour programs below.

School Tours of the Permanent Collection

  • Collection Connection (K–college)
  • Parts of Art (K–2, maximum of 100 students)
  • Look Here! (Grades 3–5, maximum of 100 students)
  • Forces of Nature (Grades 3–5, maximum of 100 students)
  • Considering Characters (Grades 3–5, maximum of 100 students)
  • Patterns in African Art (K–5, maximum of 40 students)
  • Making Math Artistic (Grades 6–8, maximum of 60 students)
  • Faces, Figures, and Forms (Grades 6–12, maximum of 40 students)
  • Ancient Cultures (Grades 6–8, maximum of 40 students)
  • What Is Art? (Grades 9–12, maximum of 60 students)
  • The Power of Art (Grades 9–12, maximum of 50 students)

Self Guided Group Visit

We appreciate all schools and youth groups notifying the Museum so we can avoid crowded galleries. To schedule a self-guided visit, fill out the Tour Request Form and select “self-guided.”

School Tours for Special Exhibitions- Fall/ Winter 2019

All exhibitions, including those requiring tickets, are free to school groups and college classes if scheduled through our online scheduling form at Tour Request Form. Learn about our fall exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, and register for one of our four guided tour experiences: 

  • Frida, Diego, and Friends (grades 3-8, maximum of 50 students)
  • Frida, Diego, and Mexican Identity(ies) in Art (grades 6-12, maximum of 50 students)

Tour and studio Programs

Available for groups of 25–30 students, 3rd−12th grade. This is a unique two-hour program that includes a docent-led tour of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism followed by an art workshop exploring themes and techniques relating to the exhibition. $25 per program, including free admission to the exhibition. Either 10:15 am to 12:15 pm or 11:15 am to 1:15 pm on November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, Dec 3, 4, 10, or 11. Call Jen Coon at (919) 664-6820 for more information or to reserve. 

Explore resource to prepare for a self-guided or guided tour below. 

Fill out the online scheduling form today to request your tour!