Student Group Tours

Make The Mint Museum your classroom!

Museum school tours engage students in inquiry-based experiences with art that strengthen curriculum connections and develop visual literacy skills. Tours support the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the Common Core Standards. Guided school tours are led by trained museum docents and last 60-90 minutes. Bilingual Spanish tours are available upon request.

Choose Your Tour

  Mint Museum Uptown Tours

MINT MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS
CRAFT IN THE LAB

Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things is the first installation in the Southeast to explore how craft artists and designers use science and math concepts when creating works of art. Presented by Müller Corporation, Craft in the Laboratory also celebrates a reinstallation of the Mint’s Craft + Design Galleries—the first since 2010.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART & IDENTITY

Explore how African American artists search for identity, reclaim their heritage, and express values and issues fundamental to their time. Students will analyze and interpret African American artwork with regard for the social and political contexts in which the art was created.

  Mint Museum Randolph Tours

MINT MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS
ART OF ANCIENT AMERICA

Take a journey through Mexico, Central, and South America to discover the cultural traditions of ancient societies. Students will make visual connections between works of art and reflect on the cultures that created them.

In-Person Tours

Appointments are required for guided and self-guided group visits to The Mint Museum. Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance. We are currently scheduling in-person, guided gallery tours on a case-by-case basis, pending our docent availability and group size. There is a mask requirement for in-person, guided tours.

Group Size & Pricing

School tours may have no fewer than 10 students and no more than 60 students. The museum requires one adult chaperone for every 10 students.

Pricing for school and college groups is determined by group size.

10 – 20 Students $30
21 – 35 $60
36 – 50 $90
51 – 75 $120

Title I Schools receive free admission. Teachers please let the Tour Coordinator know that your group is from a Title I school when booking your tour. Adult chaperones receive free admission for all school tours.

Ready to book your visit?

REQUEST A TOUR
REQUEST A SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Groups are also welcome to self-guide through the museum. To allow for easier navigation some groups may be divided and/or asked to have more than one reservation.

Tour Hours

Guided Visits

Wednesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM – 5PM
Sunday 1:30 PM – 4 PM

Self-Guided Visits

Tuesday 11 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 11 AM – 8 PM
Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM

After-School, Community Youth & Adult Tours

Our lively, engaging guided tours explore the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Guided tours will participate in activities in the galleries that invite closer looking and discussion.

Groups also may independently explore the museum. Self-guided groups of 10 or more must schedule a tour.

In-Person Tours

Appointments are required for guided and self-guided group visits to the Museum. Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance. We are currently scheduling in-person, guided gallery tours on a case-by-case basis, pending our docent availability and group size. There is a mask requirement for in-person, guided tours.

Group Size

Guided and self-guided visits may have no fewer than 10 visitors and no more than 50 visitors. The museum requires one adult chaperone for every 10 children. Groups of very young and/or special needs children must provide a smaller student to chaperone ratio. Chaperones must be at least 18 years of age and are responsible for the conduct of their students in the museum.

Group Pricing

Guided and self-guided tours cost $6 per child, $12 for adults, and $9 for seniors. Fees include the price of admission. Adult chaperones receive free admission. A deposit may be required at the time of booking and cancellation fees may apply.

Self-Guided Tours

Once you’ve requested a tour, the Tour Programs Coordinator will reach out to you within 48 hours. For questions, please contact Molly Humphries, Tour Programs Coordinator at 704-337-2043 or molly.humphries@mintmuseum.org

Ready to book your visit?

Request a Tour
Request a Self-Guided Tour

Groups are also welcome to self-guide through the museum. To allow for easier navigation some groups may be divided and/or asked to have more than one reservation.

Tour Hours

Guided Visits

Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM – 5PM
Sunday 1:30 PM – 4 PM

Self-Guided Visits

Wednesday 11 AM – 8 PM
Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM