School Tours

School Tours Information

  • School Tours require advance reservations and should be requested at least four weeks prior to your preferred date
  • It is recommended that you request your tour as early as possible to secure a reservation
  • Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be filled to capacity several months in advance
  • Bilingual and Spanish Language Tours are available upon request
  • It is recommended that teachers view the exhibits prior to the class visit
  • A confirmation notice will be sent to you via e-mail within 2 weeks of your tour request
  • Washoe County and Douglas County School District receive free busing

School Tour + Art Lab

The School Tour + Art Lab includes an hour-long interactive, inquiry-based tour facilitated by gallery educators, followed by a related hands-on studio art project. The Art Lab provides essential experiences in hands-on art education and modeling studio habits of mind, focusing on introducing new methods, materials and art making practices through the exploration of STEAM driven content.

  • Ages: Grades K through 12
  • Cost: $5 per student, teachers and chaperons free
  • Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Time: Tours begin as early as 10:00 am
  • Tour Size: A minimum of 10 students, not to exceed 80 students per visit. One chaperone per 10 students must accompany students at all times.
  • Tour Length: 2 hours
  • Home schools, Youth Groups, and Camps: Please contact Jacque Dawson to inquire about tour and workshop options.
  • View Current Exhibitions

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School Tours

Grade-specific school tours are designed to be highly engaging and inquiry-based learning opportunities for preK-12 students. These hour-long interdisciplinary experiences reinforce STEAM-based thinking and learning and are aligned with the National Core Art Standards and the Nevada Academic Content Standards.

  • Ages: Grades preK through 12
  • Cost: $3 per student, teachers and chaperones free
  • Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Time: Tours begin as early as 10:00 am
  • Tour Size: A minimum of 10 students, not to exceed 80 students per visit. One chaperone per 10 students must accompany students at all times.
  • Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Preschools, Home schools, Youth Groups, and Camps: Please contact Jacque Dawson to inquire about tour options.
  • View Current Exhibitions

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Guided Tours and Self-Guided Experiences for College Students

College and university groups are welcome to request a docent guided tour or self-guided experience, as well as permission to sketch in the galleries. Classes that do not pre-register or schedule their visit in advance will be charged full admission price.

  • Cost: $3 per student
  • Days: Wednesday – Sunday
  • Time: Tours begin as early as 10:00 am
  • Tour Size: Minimum of 10 students
  • Tour Length: 1 hour
  • View Current Exhibitions

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CONTACT
Jacque Dawson
Nell J. Redfield School Services Manager
775.398.7253

School Tours are made possible by support from:

The Hearst Foundations; the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation; the Nell J. Redfield Foundation

The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation; Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Clarence and Martha Jones Family Foundation; Wells Fargo

Basin Street Properties; The Edna B. and Bruno Benna Family Foundation; Marie Crowley Foundation; Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation; Dorothy Lemelson; Marshall R. Matley Foundation; the Sato Foundation; Jack Van Sickle Foundation; the Charles H. Stout Foundation; Tamarack Crossing; Western Nevada Supply