School Visits & Partnerships
Plan a field trip
We are able to accommodate a limited number of guided K–12 and group visits, coordinated by our Public Practice team. To check availability and to schedule a guided or self-guided group visit in advance, please contact Nicole Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our K–12 School visit program
Tours at the Smart Museum kickstart a tailored journey into the world of ideas.
Facilitated by our community of expert museum educators, tours are participatory and experiential. Students explore exhibitions to collectively ask big questions and collaboratively find meaning in the artworks. Tours are designed to allow students to shine by drawing upon their interests and insights.
Connecting to course work
Museum staff will coordinate with classroom teachers ahead of time to ensure that the tour experience makes the most relevant connections to course work. All tours are created to be as inspiring as possible, inviting students to be active participants in their own learning and to open new ideas sparked by the experience with art.
- Offered free of charge
- Tours can be modified as necessary, generally last 90 minutes, and are adapted to be grade-level appropriate
- Tours of the Smart Museum are available to all schools
- The Museum will cover the cost and coordination of bus transportation for eligible CPS schools
A tour at the Smart Museum is a first toward deeper partnership opportunities, including school residency programs and collaboratively designed school engagements.