Discover and Learn | Your Group Visit to the Nelson-Atkins
Due to upcoming construction to the museum, the 2015-2016 school years will be experiencing scheduling changes.
Beginning August 1, 2015:
Beginning January 1, 2016, School Tours will only be available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
To learn more about the school tours we offer, choose from the list below.
Highlight Tours: an introductory experience
|3-5||Art is Elementary - A|
|3-5||Art is Elementary - B|
|6-12||Secondary Explorations B|
Collection Tours: explore a specific area of the Museum
|3-12||American Collection Tour|
|3-8||Beyond the Buffalo: American Indian Collection|
|3-12||Medieval/Renaissance Collection Tour|
|6-12||Spanish Collection Tour|
|5-12||Tomb Treasures: Collections of Egypt and China|
Thematic Tours: exeriences that link collections
|3-12||Write Way to Art - American Collection|
|3-12||Write Way to Art - European Collection|
|3-6||American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood|
|7-12||American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood|
Teacher Led Tours
|3-12||Teacher Led Tour--General|
|7-12||World War I and the Rise of Modernism|
Using the Common Core State Standards as a foundation, tours are designed to build critical thinking skills while exploring the museum collection.
Highlight Tours are designed to provide students with an introduction to the Museum's overall collections; Collection Tours explore one area of the Museum's collection; Thematic Tours are an experience that link collections and Featured Exhibition Tours bring the Museum’s outstanding collection of art together with magnificent works from private collections and world-renowned art institutions.
School tours are FREE, one hour and 15 minutes in length and are available for grades 2-12.
Rozzelle Court Restaurant offers $7.50 box lunches for school groups. Orders must be placed in advance with Event Planning.
Click here for a menu of box lunch options
Please note that one adult must accompany every 15 students.
School Tours are made possible in part by Sprint and Blue Cross Blue Shield.