Educators
School Tours

School Tours

Schedule a Tour

Using state standards as a foundation, docent-led school tours are designed to build critical thinking skills while exploring the museum’s collections through discussion and activities.

COST
Free

SCHEDULING A DOCENT-LED SCHOOL TOUR
Days: Tuesdays through Sundays.
Times: 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:15 pm.
Length: Standard tour length is 75 minutes.
How to book: Submit an online reservation form by viewing our tour menu.
When to book: At least three weeks’ advance notice is required.
Chaperones: 1 adult chaperone is required for every 15 students.

SCHEDULING A TEACHER-LED TOUR
Days: Wednesdays through Sundays.
Times: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:15 pm.
How to book: Submit an online reservation form.
When to book: At least three weeks’ advance notice is required.
Use of galleries: Docent-led groups are given priority for use of gallery spaces. Please be aware that teacher-led groups may not have access to all galleries during their visit.
Chaperones: 1 adult chaperone is required for every 15 students. Chaperones must stay with their students at all times.

LUNCHES
Sack lunches: We regret that the Nelson-Atkins does not have indoor dining spaces for school groups bringing lunches with them. School groups are welcome to eat outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, the museum cannot provide an indoor eating space.

Rozzelle Court Restaurant: School groups can reserve box lunches through Rozzelle Court. Please request lunches using the online tour reservation form and staff will contact you to complete your order. Orders must be placed 3 weeks prior to your museum visit. Groups purchasing lunch through Rozzelle Court will be assigned a dining space within the museum.

School Box Lunch Menu

BUS PARKING
Free bus parking is available on Oak Street.

TITLE I
Title I schools may be eligible to receive a $200 stipend to offset trip-related expenses. For guidelines and a list of eligible schools, please view Title I Resources.

CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES
To ensure the best tour possible, please contact us promptly with any changes to your reservation. Please include your school name and scheduled tour date and time in your message.

Visitor Guidelines  (PDF)

School Tour Social Narrative (PDF)