Schedule a Tour
The Wiregrass Museum of Art’s guided tours are designed for students to experience original artworks, ask questions, discover new ideas, and build knowledge of their community. Tours are aligned with Alabama’s Department of Education Standards to make learning across the curriculum come alive! Led by our museum educator or a trained docent, guided tours of the museum bring to life our rich permanent collection and stellar special exhibitions. Tours are subject to the relevant admission charges.
- Museum Tour: $3 per student, 1 hour touring the museum galleries
- Tour & Activity: $5 per student, 30 minutes touring the museum, 30 minutes creating a work of art
- Extended Tour & Activity: $6 per student, 45 minutes touring the museum, 45 minutes creating a work of art
- Printmaking Tour & Activity: $10 per student, 1 hour touring the museum, 1.5 hours creating, designing, carving, and printing a linoleum block. 10 student minimum, 45 student maximum.
- Clay Tour & Activity: $15 per student, 1 hour touring the museum, 1.5 hours creating and glazing a ceramic work of art. 10 student minimum, 45 student maximum. All artwork will be dried and fired in the kiln then available to be picked up two weeks after the tour.
The art lesson can be cross-curricular tailored to what your students are currently learning in the classroom. Specify your art lesson interests when you register for your tour. If there is not a specified cross-curricular art lesson mentioned, the art activity will be based off a work of art currently on display in the galleries.
At the museum we strive to ensure each student has an engaging experience. Below you will find the recommended number of chaperones per student.
- K-2nd grade: 1 adult per 5 students
- 3-8th grade: 1 adult per 10 students
- 9-12th grade: 1 adult per 15 students
Admission is free for one teacher or chaperone per 10 students. Additional chaperones pay $3 each. (All chaperones must be 21 years of age and up)
Contact Educator Brook McGinnis to schedule a tour.
Bus On Us
Bring your students to the Wiregrass Museum of Art during the 2018-2019 school year with our Bus on Us program, a partnership between WMA, Dothan City Schools, and Houston County Schools to provide reimbursed bus transportation for K-12 field trips to the museum. We want every student in our local school systems to experience regular visits to WMA so they can benefit from new exhibitions and hands-on art education to cultivate lifelong learning through visual art.
Each Dothan City School and Houston County School receives reimbursement for 6 buses covering system approved cost of mileage and bus driver time to the museum, during, and after the museum tour for up to 3 hours.
This program has been made possible through the Houston County Commission, and the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation.
HOW IT WORKS
notify teachers of the program and coordinate which classes/grades will receive bus reimbursement.
sign up for school tours online beginning August 1, 2018 with the Bus on Us link below and submit reimbursement form.
reimburses the school system for the allotted number of buses.
receive consistent arts education experiences over their school career, building their creativity and critical thinking skills.
Docents are a vital part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s mission to educate and inspire audiences through the visual arts and its interpretation. Docents are specially trained volunteers who guide museum tours for school groups and visitors. They facilitate learning about and making a connection with the permanent collection and exhibitions through discussion of the artwork on exhibit.
As a WMA docent, you will have the opportunity to become a more effective communicator and educator by interacting with a variety of visitors, to expand your knowledge of visual art through research and training provided by WMA, to connect with your community and a diverse group of art enthusiasts, and to attend special events and classes just for docents!
Docents are encouraged to become members of the Museum, but it is not a requirement.