Research shows a single museum visit can impact students’ creative and critical thinking skills, cultural empathy, and emotive recall. Bring a group of students to the Chrysler Museum of Art this school year for a truly memorable experience. With a range of subjects and formats, choose an art adventure that connects the classroom curriculum to artwork from around the world. Your students will share ideas, enjoy a new environment, and leave making fresh connections.
We offer a variety of itineraries and add-ons. Work with us to plan a memorable experience that works well for your group. Explore the options below and reach out with any questions or ideas. Choose from the list of topics below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to customize a school tour.
Best for First-Time Visitors
From ancient art to works from modern masters, the Chrysler Museum’s art collection is among the best in the country.
Go global and explore techniques, ideas, and materials artists and cultures from around the world use to communicate ideas.
Introduces young learners to great works of art and building blocks of language through this playful interactive tour.
Unpack every artist’s tool kit by learning about color, form, line, shape, space, and texture throughout the Museum.
Connect to Curriculum
From process to product, artists use science, technology, engineering, and math to create art. Through a STEAM lens, explore how artists innovate.
Discover how the past civilizations of the Maya, Aztecs, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and others influence the world of today.
From the Colonial Era through the 21st century, learn about the history of the United States through the Chrysler Museum’s collection of American Art. Inquire about specific strands of American History using big ideas or time periods.
Art tells a story. Identify characters, settings, and more in this narrative- style tour.
Big Ideas | Temporary Exhibitions
Spend time discussing how artists and cultures share unique elements of who they are through art. Connect your own identity to artmaking or culture.
Pushing society forward or advocating for a worthy cause always involves artists. Explore how artists communicate and advocate in this meaningful tour.
Although part of everyday life now, photography has come a long way since the late 1800s. Explore this medium’s unique qualities and discuss the roles photography plays in art and life.
Trees are a source of inspiration for creatives. Explore symbols and metaphors connected to trees and branch out in this tour.
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Tours are also available, by appointment, at the Myers House in downtown Norfolk.
Field Trip FAQs
Who gives tours?
Our trained tour guides (Docents) will develop your tour by selecting works of art related to the theme you’ve selected. Once groups arrive and are divided, they will be led by a Docent who will guide them in exploring works of art. You will not need to bring additional materials. Groups may see different works of art, but they will tour the selected location using the same theme. At the end of the visit, groups will return to the Museum entrance.
How many chaperones are needed?
We require one chaperone/teacher for every 10 students. Our staff members will divide your group according to the number of guides available. When you arrive, please help us to ensure that a chaperone accompanies each group.
What are the Museum rules?
For your safety and the safety of the art, we ask that teachers and chaperones remain with their group at all times. Works of art are more fragile than they appear; please remind your students that it is important not to touch. Flash photography is prohibited in some of our spaces, as some works of art are sensitive to light. Photographs are not permitted in some special exhibitions. School rules are also good rules for the Museum.
Can we bring food?
Please plan for your group(s) to eat on the bus before or after their visit or at your school.
Where do we park?
Buses should drop off and pick up their groups in front of the tour location. Drivers must carry cellphones and be reachable during and after tours.
What if we are late?
To change or cancel your tour, please contact Ruth Sanchez before your tour date at email@example.com or (757) 333-6269. If your group is running behind on the day of your tour, please let us know by calling (757) 333-6269 before 9:30 a.m. or (757) 644-6200 after 9:30 a.m. More questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.