K-12 Group Tours
Make the most out of a school group experience with a guided tour! School groups wishing for a guided tour must have a group larger than 10 students and accommodate grades K-12. Sizes smaller than 10 will pay a flat rate of 10 people in their group type. The maximum public group tour size is 20 per group per guide and a maximum group size of 60 individuals. Group tours last approximately 60 minutes.
Group Tour hours: As requested between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with some accommodations available outside of our public hours. The first tour can be booked at 10 a.m. and the last booked at 4:00 p.m. Subject to staff and volunteer availability.
Bookings must be made two weeks in advance of your desired date.
Guided School Group Tours
We can accommodate a school group size of up to 60 guests per organization reservation and require that at least one teacher or chaperone be a part of each tour party. If your group is larger than 20 people, we will separate your group up into smaller rotating groups with either 15 students per group (or half if greater than 10 and less than 20) for grades K-8 and 20 per tour grouping with grades 8-12.
Self-Guided Group Tours
Groups making reservations and declining a guided tour that is larger than 10 or more qualify for the Self-Guided Group rate. Groups should be split into smaller groups of 10 or less to explore the Museum galleries.
Please see our K-12 Group Tour Policy for pricing and more information.
Artistic Extensions for School Groups
In addition to group tours, a program add-on can accompany your museum experience. Program add-ons are supplements to a general tour experience and are great ways to connect with the CAM’s collection and temporary exhibits. Each program add-on extends your visit and is subject to availability at the requested time.
Program extensions are as follows:
Art Engagement Activity:
Dive into art and critical thinking by making meaningful connections to art and interpretation of art. Students will learn to look more closely at art and what the meanings behind art mean to them.
Your students will become the artist by creating simple artworks, influenced by pieces on display and artistic styles. These fun projects will complement tours for students and will allow them to take home a lasting memory of the CAM.
To request a Group Tour, please complete the K-12 Group Tour Request form:
Please have the following information available when you fill out the request form:
- School name, address, district, and teacher contact information
- Proposed dates and times
- Grade level of students
- Number of students, chaperones, and teachers
For more information, please reach out to the Community and Academic Engagement Manager, Evan Wright, at CAMtours@niagara.edu.
Once final plans are made for your visit, you will receive a Group Tour Reservation Invoice reflecting the date/ time, size, and pricing for your tour. This confirms your group tour date.