Museum Visit Guidelines

K-12 Education

In order to make the UMMA experience a good one for everyone, we ask leaders of all groups to assure that students follow these guidelines. Please also be sure to share with chaperones.

Planning for Your Group

  • The Museum can accommodate up to 60 students in one visit.
  • Kindergartners may participate in a tour during the second semester of the academic year when they have settled into the routine of schooling.
  • Special needs students are welcome in the Museum, and we can best accommodate their visit if you call ahead for any extra support you need.

Number of Chaperones 

Elementary-age students must be accompanied by:

  • One adult chaperone per six children for K–2,
  • One per eight children for grades 3–5, and
  • One per 10 for older students.

Protecting Works of Art 

You will see many great original works of art when you visit the Museum. Please help us to protect them so that other visitors might enjoy them, too.

  • Please do not touch the works of art.
  • If writing, please use pencils in the Museum.
  • Please leave gum, food, and drinks behind—they are not allowed in the galleries.
  • We know there is a lot to see! Please walk rather than run.
  • You do not need to whisper. Visitors should enjoy talking, but not shouting, while in the Museum.

How to Be A Great Chaperone

We hope you enjoy your tour while focusing on your role as a chaperone to facilitate the best possible visit for students. This includes looking after the safety of objects and students. See above for safety of the art and below for hints on how to make the best possible visit.

  • UMMA tours are interactive and we don’t mind waiting for students to think and respond. We encourage chaperones to refrain from having side conversations or interrupting before the students have a chance to respond.
  • Please support the students by staying with your group and turning off cell phones.
  • A coatroom is available for use. Museum floor plans may help teachers plan routes through the Museum.

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