K-12 School Tours
The Art Museum of West Virginia University is happy to welcome school groups to the art museum and to customize tours to meet teachers’ educational aims.
School group tours are completely free. However, schools must arrange and secure funding for their own transportation. Partial reimbursement is available through the Abby Robin Jacknowitz Travel fund (see request form).
Before requesting a tour please be aware of the following:
- Tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Tour dates are not guaranteed until confirmed by a member of museum staff.
- The museum can accommodate 50 students or two classes at a time. If teachers wish to bring more than 50 students, they will have to come either at separate times during the same day or on different days.
- All school groups must be scheduled prior to visiting. Even if the teacher desires
to lead the class in a tour, he or she must contact us with a tour request in
order to avoid scheduling conflicts with other groups and overcrowding in the
A member of museum staff will contact you shortly to confirm the details of your visit.
Once your visit has been confirmed, please review the Museum Etiquette Page with your students. On your tour day please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour to allow time for buses to unload students.
Buses should drop students in front of the Museum Education Center at 2 Fine Arts Drive. From there, buses can proceed to lot 70 ( see the map on the Plan A Visit page), where there is space for them to park and turn around.
Questions? Contact Heather Harris, Educational Programs Manager at Heather.Harris@mail.wvu.edu.