Your Classroom In The Museum


Gallery Tales is a gallery intensive program which will allow for time in the permanent collection as well as hand-on art-making in the studio and an interactive learning exchange in the galleria. This three-prong program will cover several core curriculum disciplines like social studies, language arts and science.

Gallery Tales Pre-K

Gallery Tales: Pre-K

The Way We Go!

9:30 am – 10:30 am (44 students max)

This program focuses on different types of transportation using art, history, and storytelling. Students will get a chance to learn in the galleries, go on a transportation themed “i-spy” tour and make a take- home art project in our studio.

Please see Registration Information below for details.

To schedule a tour or Gallery Tales program, please click Schedule a Tour.

The Places We Play!

9:30 am – 10:30 am (44 students max)

In this program, students will learn about the history of sports in the Chattahoochee Valley region and create their own medals in our studio inspired by the 1996 Olympics.

Please see Registration Information below for details.

To schedule a tour or Gallery Tales program, please click Schedule a Tour.

Gallery Tales Pre K-5

Gallery Tales: K-5

Westward Go!

9:30 am – 11:30 am (90 students max)

This program teaches students all about westward expansion in America. They will learn about everything from the pioneers to the five civilized tribes of the Southeast and the Trail of Tears during this hands- on curriculum intensive program. Students will also be able to make a class quilt in our studio. Westward Go! was created to meet state and national standards in social studies and fine arts.

Westward Go! is offered on select Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, November, December, and January.

Please see Registration Information below for details.

To schedule a tour or Gallery Tales program, please click Schedule a Tour.

Signs, Symbols, and Stories

9:30 am – 11:00 am (90 students max)

This program will teach students about the different ways that art and artifacts can tell stories. During this interactive program, students will learn about symbolism in art and how artifacts can teach us stories about history. Signs, Symbols, and Stories was created to meet state and national standards in social studies and fine arts.

Signs, Symbols, and Stories is offered on select Tuesdays and Thursdays in February, March, April, and May.

Please see Registration Information below for details.

To schedule a tour or Gallery Tales program, please click Schedule a Tour.

Guided Tours

 Guided Tours

Classes can visit the Museum throughout the school year for guided docent- led tours of the Columbus Museum’s art and regional history collections. All guided tours are free and eligible for our bus fund.

Guided tours must be booked at least one month in advance of your visit.

Please see Registration Information below for details.

To schedule a Guided Tour, please click on Schedule a Tour.

 

 

Self – Guided Tours

 

Self – Guided Tours

Classes are welcome to explore the Columbus Museum on self – guided tours. The Museum can provide packets with suggested routes and information on our collection at teachers’ request. Please note that self – guided tours are not eligible for the Museum’s bus fund.

To schedule a tour or Gallery Tales program, please click on Schedule a Tour.

Click below to download one of our self-guided tour flyers: 

High School Self Guided Tour

Middle School Self Guided Tour

Secondary  Fine Arts Self Guided Tour

Registration Information

Registration Information

All Gallery Tales, and Guided Tours reservations require a refundable $25 deposit. This can be paid by credit card, cash or check (made out to the Columbus Museum. The deposit will only be charged if your group does not cancel or show-up for a scheduled time. Upon arrival at designated time the deposit will be returned to you. A reservation is not considered confirmed until the deposit has been received. To make a reservation, please contact us at edu@columbusmuseum.com

Bus Fund Information

Bus Fund Information

The Susan Cochran Memorial Bus Fund offers help with bus transportation to and from the Museum for any Gallery Tales or guided-tour. Self-guided tours are not eligible. Transportation requests must be received by the Museum at least three weeks prior to visit. It is the responsibility of the teacher to confirm with their transportation department. The bus request with tour/program information (date and times) must be submitted at least three weeks prior to visit. Only completed requests will be considered.
Please contact Christy Barlow at cbarlow@columbusmuseum.com to submit your bus request.

We are excited to now offer bus funding help to surrounding counties including, Russell, Lee, Harris, Talbot and Marion. The Museum will pay up to $150 per bus for any school outside of Muscogee County.

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