School Workshops

School Workshops

Experience and respond to art in a 90-minute visit, including a gallery tour and art-making in a studio classroom. Select a School Workshop and complete the Workshop Request for the tour of your choice.

The Nelson-Atkins looks forward to welcoming your school group! Confirmed appointment times are required for all school groups visiting the museum and require three weeks advance notice.

Chaperones are essential to ensuring a successful and fun museum visit for all and must stay with the group at all times. One chaperone per 15 students is required, please round up for additional chaperones. The ideal chaperone assists with group behavior management and gallery transitions. No more than 2 chaperones per 15 students; paras are excluded from these numbers as they work with their individual student.

Please enter the maximum number of invited students for the workshop. We realize there may be absences. For the safety of the art and number of people in each space, we require the TOTAL number of students to be entered as accurately as possible.

The Nelson-Atkins does not have indoor dining spaces for school groups bringing lunches with them. School groups are welcome to eat sack lunches outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, the museum cannot provide an indoor eating space. Box lunches can be ordered and purchased from Rozzelle Court Restaurant for school groups when ordered two weeks ahead of time.

To cancel or make a change to your scheduled workshop, please email Please include your name, phone number, confirmation number, name of school, date and time of your scheduled visit. Workshop cancellations require a minimum notice of three business days prior to the scheduled visit. Except for weather cancellations, groups who cancel without three days’ notice will be billed 100% of the workshop cost.

All changes to the date and time need to be submitted through a new workshop request. At least three weeks’ advance notice is required for submitting all changes.

Prior to Submitting a School Workshop Request:

  • Consult with your school’s administration; are you a school-wide Title 1 school in the KC metro?
  • Check district and school calendars: Schedule around testing days, school assemblies, half days, and any other student events/programming.
  • Know approximate travel time to and from your school
  • Check bus scheduling calendar, maintenance days and availability
  • 1 adult chaperone is required for every 15 students
  • The museum is CLOSED on Tuesdays. There are no tours or workshops available on Tuesdays.

Please note: Incentive Grant Schools will no longer be prompted to enter their Schoolwide Title I Status on their school tour or workshop registration. Validation of Incentive Grant benefits for qualifying visits will be included with your confirmation email. Please visit Title I Resources for more information.

Visitor Guidelines 2019 (PDF)

School Workshop Social Narrative (PDF)

By clicking “Register” you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the guidelines above. Registration will begin on the next page.

School Workshops are supported by Bank of America and Sprint