Tours + Field Trips

Hickory Museum of Art provides tours and field trips year-round for groups of all ages. Reservations must be made with the education department in advance. To schedule a tour, call Ginny Zellmer at (828) 327-8576. Group tours must have a minimum of 10 participants.

Please watch the video below that was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

SCHOOL GROUP FIELD TRIPS are available that complement classroom learning. Educational staff and trained volunteers employ students in a variety of teaching strategies that engage students and motivate them to become active participants in their own learning experience. A variety of the NC Essential Standards and Core Curriculum objectives are met for most age groups. Tours last approximately 1 ½ hours and include a hands-on art experience for students. Cost: $3 per student. Tour only with no activity is $2 per student.

Click here for Field Trip & Teacher's Guide to 2016-2017 Programs.

For Teaching Resources, such as lesson plans and program correlation with NC Common Core Essential Standards, visit our Educators Page.

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SUMMER CAMP GROUPS from other organizations are welcome to come to the Hickory Museum of Art for tours. Children will enjoy an interactive gallery tour along with a hands-on art project that campers will take home upon completion. Cost is $3 per student.

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SENIOR CITIZEN TOURS are available for the cost of $2 per participant. Seniors will view all exhibitions with a docent or educator. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

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SCOUT TOURS are available. For more information click here.

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PRESCHOOL GROUP TOURS are also available. Preschoolers will visit the galleries to discuss simple shapes, colors, and lines in art. Stories andgames may be included in the tour along with a hands-on art activity.   Program last approximately 60 - 75 minutes. Cost is $3 per student.

To schedule a tour, call Ginny Zellmer at (828) 327-8576. Group tours must have a minimum of 10 participants.