Student Tours

Scheduling + Availability

We require a minimum of three weeks advance notice to schedule a group tour. Large groups (100+) are encouraged to book tours at least six weeks in advance. To schedule a visit, please gather the following information and e-mail education@plainsart.org or call Katherine Rieck, Assistant Director of Education, at 701.551.6147.

  • Group/Organization:
  • Address:
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Preferred Date:
  • Preferred Time:
  • Age/Grade:
  • Number of Visitors:
  • Number of Chaperones (1 required per 10 children):
  • Type of Tour (Self-Guided, Guided, or Gallery + Studio):
  • Additional Notes / Accommodations

Self-Guided Gallery Tour

Free for students. Free* for a limited number of adult chaperones. Any group may tour the museum through a self-guided experience. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
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Please note that Professional Development workshops are available for educators. These workshops offer pre-visit resources and prepare educators to lead groups on tours.

Guided Gallery Tour

$2** per student. Free* for a limited number of adult chaperones.

Guided tours are a 60-minute*** experience led by Plains Art Museum educators. The group will engage in an interactive, inquiry-based experience in the Museum galleries. Reservations are required.
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Gallery + Studio Tour

$4** per student. Free* for a limited number of adult chaperones.

Gallery + Studio is a 90-minute*** experience designed for PreK through 12th grade students and led by Plains Art Museum educators. The experience includes an interactive, inquiry-based tour of Museum exhibitions followed by a trip to the Center for Creativity to engage in an art-making experience in the studio. Reservations along with a minimum of 15 participants are required.

Single visit clay workshops led by professional educators are available through our Experiences by Request program.

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 *One adult per 10 students will receive free admission. Plains Art Museum requires at least one chaperone for every 15 students. Regular Museum admission pricing applies to additional adults.
**For schools with 50 percent free and reduced lunch, the cost is discounted 50%.
***Tour length may be modified to a shorter experience for young students.

Professional Development for Educators

Gallery-Based Learning at Plains Art Museum is a workshop available for educators. At this 90-minute workshop, Plains Art Museum education staff review available resources at the Museum, provide an overview of exhibitions, and spend time in the galleries— modeling simple and effective looking activities. These workshops are highly recommended for educators planning to lead self-guided visits. Participants will receive pre-visit resources and a letter of participation that can be used for professional development or recertification requirements.

Reservations are required, and the cost is $10.00 per participant.

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