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This school year, the Museum will offer self-guided and docent-led tours, in addition to specific educational programs for smaller groups. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups of ten students. One school chaperone is required for each group of ten students.

Self-guided tours welcome educators and students to explore the museum’s exhibits and collections without the structure provided by a docent guided tour. This will allow groups to move at their own pace and to focus attention onto specific areas of interest or exhibits. Docent-led tours include all galleries in the Museum, including changing exhibits. Museum docents serve as tour guides to interpret the exhibits and to answer questions. This tour is adapted to the age of visiting students. Docent-led tours will take approximately two hours to complete. If you have time constraints or particular interests, we are happy to work with you to construct a tour that fits your needs.  

Surry County, Mount Airy City, Elkin City, and Millennium Charter School students and staff may tour the museum on school-sponsored field trips at no charge.

Please contact Nancy Davis, Guest Services Manager, at 336-786-4478 ext. 229 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information and to schedule all tours and programs. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required to schedule tours and programs.

For those teachers incorporating emerging technologies into their curriculum, make sure to use the QR codes   model_T_QR_Code   around the museum for added interpretive materials related to our exhibits.
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