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Student Group Rates:
- Admission for groups of 10+ students: $2 per student grades 1st-12th, $1 per student Head Start-Kindergarten.
- Docent-led (guided) tour: FREE for groups of 10 or more with admission purchase
- Art project with museum educator: $1 per student for groups of 10 or more students
- The MGMoA offers special art-integrated programs for Head Start through 12th-grade students in groups of ten students or more. The cost of these programs is $2-3 per student. Find out more!
- Scholarships are available for student admission fees and bus transportation expenses!
- Teachers are Free. One chaperone admission Free with purchase of 7 student admissions.
- We request that you provide at least one adult chaperone per every 10 students, grades 2nd-12th, and one chaperone per every 7 students, Head Start-1st grade.
Scheduling a Field Trip:
- The museum welcomes student groups Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am - 5pm. Occasionally, the museum will accommodate student groups on Mondays (when the museum is closed to the public) or before 10am. The museum does not offer student programs or art projects on weekends. However, guided tours are available during the weekend.
- All group visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. This includes "just looking" groups that are not participating in tours, projects, or student programs. Groups must schedule in advance to receive group discount rates. The museum also wishes its visitors the best museum experience possible and thus attempts to prevent having more than one large group in the galleries at a time due to limited space.
- Before scheduling, please be prepared to provide the following information: preferred date; alternate date; time; contact information; size of group; and participants' grade levels.
Preparing for your Museum Visit:
Before your group visits, please familiarize the participants with the following museum guidelines:
- Please do not touch artworks or glass cases. Sometimes there are study-collection artifacts that are available for your to handle; however, these artifacts will always be designated.
- Please remain an arm's-length distance from any uncovered artworks (paintings, artifacts that are not under glass, etc.). Please be mindful of your gestures.
- Please, no running or rough play in the museum.
- Please, no drinks or food (including candy and gum) are permitted in the galleries.
- Permanent writing utensils are not allowed in the gallery; pencils are available at the reception desk.
- Photographs are allowed of the permanent collection, but no flash please.
- Please leave your backpacks and coats at the front desk.
- Please be conscious of other visitors: use a low voice for talking in the galleries; place your cell-phone on silent; do not make or receive phone calls in the museum. Please limit phone usage (including texts) during scheduled activities.
- Students should remain with their groups at all times, unless accompanied by a teacher or chaperone. Teachers and chaperones should be prepared to monitor students in the galleries and gift shop. Teachers and chaperones should remain with their groups at all times.
Thank you for your cooperation. Have a wonderful visit!
Field Trip Resources:
Request a Field Trip Reservation (online)
>>Apply for Admission/Transportation Scholarships
NEW! We have condensed the reservation process! Reservation forms and scholarship applications are now all part of the same form. If you have any issues or suggestions, please contact the MGMoA Education Department.
Printable Field Trip Information Packet (PDF)
Contains reservation and scholarship forms and the information provided on this page.
With unloading and bus parking procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Does the museum have a gift shop?
The MGMoA has a small gift shop containing toys, collectibles, decorative objects, art materials, jewelry, and fine art created by local artists. There are many kid-friendly objects in the gift shop. Most range in price from $5-10, but there are several items that can be purchased for $1-2.
It is up to teachers as to whether or not visiting students visit the gift shop. We ask that students not visit the gift shop during the museum program. If planning to visit the gift shop, teachers should allow for time after the program.
We also ask that teachers and chaperons monitor students in the gift shop at all times. Only a few students should be allowed inside the gift shop area at one time and students should not be permitted to "play" in the gift shop.
- Can we eat lunch at the museum?
Visiting student groups are welcome to eat sack lunches on the museum grounds. There is plenty of grass and shade. In the case of inclement weather, student groups may be allowed to eat in the Volunteer Gallery or the Classroom, provided that the space is not in use. Please check with the Curator of Education to see if this is an option. If planning to eat at the museum, please notify parents that students are not allowed to bring sodas or red drinks within the museum.
Student groups are also welcome to eat at the St. Gregory's University cafeteria in Bernard Hall. Please notify the cafeteria in advance if bringing a large group--405-878-5474. You may also call for price and menu options.