Educational Programs, Guided Tours, & Group Visits

Guided Tours

BMAC’s friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteer docents look forward to welcoming your group to the museum.

We recommend that you allow one hour for a guided tour, one and a half hours if you are a school group planning to conclude your visit with an engaging, age-appropriate activity based on the current exhibits.

Guided tours may be scheduled weekdays, 9-5, and occasionally on the weekend. Admission is free for students, $35 for adult groups of 6-10, and $45 for groups of 11-25. We regret that we cannot offer guided tours to groups of more than 25. Please try to schedule your visit at least 2 weeks in advance.

Self-Guided Group Visits

Groups of all sizes and ages are welcome to tour the museum on their own, without a guide. We ask that groups of 10 or more contact us in advance to schedule your visit. Self-guided group visits generally take place during regular museum hours (every day except Tuesday, 11-5). We can occasionally accommodate visits outside those hours.

Admission for self-guided group visits is free for public school groups, $20 for groups of 2-10 (or regular museum admission, whichever is less), and $30 for groups of 11-25. We may be able to accommodate self-guided group visits for groups of more than 25; please inquire.

For more information on guided tours and self-guided group visits, please call 802-257-0124, ext. 109 or send email to education@brattleboromuseum.org.

ArtEd

Through a generous grant from Pace Gallery, BMAC is working with students in grades, 3-6 to support creativity, critical thinking skills and community engagement. Students participating in this exciting program receive a beautifully designed book related to a specific modern artist as well as a variety of high quality art supplies to use in their own creative exploration throughout the school year. For more information, contact Linda Whelihan, education@brattleboromuseum.org

Fun with Food and Art

A Family Program in Partnership with the Brattleboro Food Coop

Each month we’ll gather at the museum to take a close look at some of the art on display. Inspired by what we see, we’ll experiment with materials and make our own creations. We’ll then head over to the Coop to make something delicious related to our conversation and discoveries. Classes are generally held on a weekday between 3:30-5:30. Open to all ages. Limited to 15 participants and registration is required. Questions, contact Linda Whelihan, education@brattleboromuseum.org

Check the Coop Calendar for the schedule and to find out what this month’s theme will be. http://www.brattleborofoodcoop.coop/calendar/

Food, Art, Nature, Science

BMAC is partnering with other organizations in the area to support students and teachers. Information about field trips, services  and curriculum connections can be found at http://bit.ly/WSESUCommunityResourceHub.

Art and Conversation

Residents of Bradley House and Holton Home gather once a month to engage with the artwork through presentations and activities led by museum staff and volunteers.

Hands-on Art Making Workshops

BMAC periodically presents professional development opportunities for educators and art-making workshops open to the general public that are related to the exhibitions on display. Contact Linda Whelihan, education@brattleboromuseum.org for more information.