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Education

GUIDED TOURS

For Students

Group visits provide young learners with a meaningful introduction to the Hampton University Museum’s s rich environment. Age-appropriate activities and sensory-focused experiences foster an early appreciation for art and self-expression while supporting classroom learning.

 

Elementary, Middle, and High School programs are available.

 

Grades K through 8th grades Offerings for students at these grade levels provide an introduction to the Museum’s collection of art and artifacts in proper cultural and historical context and explore the relationship between form and meaning.

 

High School programs are structured to facilitate in-depth exploration of the Museum’s collection.  The Museum’s Department of Education offers guided tours in conjunction with the SOL’s.

 

AP High School workshops are also offered.

 

Teacher workshops are also offered.

 

Tour Info

Donations are welcome. A maximum of 30 children and 5 adults can be accommodated. Minimum of 10 children per visit.

 

Reservations + Registration

To schedule your group visit, please

 

Contact:
Crystal Johnson

or call 757.727.5980

no less than 3 weeks prior to your requested date.
Reservations are subject to availability.

Please have the following information ready:

  • School name, address, and phone number
  • Contact person or teacher’s name, e-mail address, and cell phone number
  • Number of students and ages
  • Date for Request, plus an alternate date(s), if possible

 

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of your scheduled visit.

CURIOSITY ROOM

Early Childhood Group Visits

2 & 3 year olds: The Curiosity Room offers Toddlers playful music and movement activities, an interactive story, a short gallery walk, and a process-based art project presented by volunteers from the Greater Williamsburg Women’s Association.

 

4 & 5 year olds: The Curiosity Room offers Preschoolers’ natural curiosity and sense of wonder by experiencing an exploratory introduction, an interactive gallery tour, and a hands-on art project presented by volunteers from the Greater Williamsburg Women’s Association.

 

Tour Info

Donations are welcome. A maximum of 20 children and 5 adults can be accommodated. Minimum of 10 children per visit. Each visit lasts 45 minutes and focuses on a theme selected by the Greater Williamsburg Women’s Association.

 

Day + Time

The Third Thursday beginning October 2019 – May 2020; 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Arrival and departure times are not included. Please plan accordingly.

 

Location

Please check in at the front desk upon entering the Museum and give the total number of students and adults. A Hampton University Museum staff member or a member of The Greater Williamsburg Women’s Association (GWWA) will be there to begin the program.

 

Reservations + Registration

To schedule your preschool’s group visit, please

 

Contact:

Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PH. D
or call at 757.727.5508
no less than 3 weeks prior to your requested date.

Reservations are subject to availability.

Please have the following information ready:

  • School name, address, and phone number
  • Contact person or teacher’s name, e-mail address, and cell phone number
  • Number of students and ages
  • Date for Request, plus an alternate date(s), if possible

 

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of your scheduled visit so that we can alert the volunteers coming in from Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

The Curiosity Room is proudly sponsored by GWWA (The Greater Williamsburg Women’s Association).

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SENIOR AND ADULT TOURS

Organizations, Clubs and Programming

Self-Guided Tour for Senior/Adult Groups. No charge, but donations suggested. A warm welcome and brief orientation to the Museum.

 

Highlights of the Museum tour (30 people maximum. 1 hour); the museum is free and open to the public, donations are encouraged. A guided tour through the Museum galleries, briefly touching on important people, art and artifacts from the Hampton University Museum collection.  The special changing exhibition is included as a part of the tour.  Guests may request a historic walking tour depending on the weather. After the guided tour, patrons are welcomed and encouraged to explore the galleries at their own pace and to visit the Museum Gift Shop.  These tours are tailored to your group’s special interests and needs.

 

To schedule your group visit, please

 

Contact:

Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PH. D
or call at 757.727.5508
no less than 3 weeks prior to your requested date. Reservations are subject to availability.

Please have the following information ready:

  • Organization name, address, and phone number
  • Contact person or, e-mail address, and cell phone number
  • Number of patrons — any special needs
  • Date for Request, plus an alternate date(s), if possible

 

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of your scheduled visit

Lectures, Gallery Talks and Symposia

Artists and scholars are invited throughout the year to the Hampton University Museum for lectures, gallery talks and symposia on a diverse range of topics. Regular programs include the Director’s Tea and the Director’s Chat.  The Museum also hosts a number of opening receptions and the Annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace.

TREE HOUSE

Tree House is a children’s membership program that was developed to expand Friends of the Museum and enhance family visits. Geared toward children between the ages of 4 and 14, Tree House is rooted with a strong educational component that emphasizes the Museum’s collection through workshops, specialized programs, such as the 2019 Commemoration themes.

2020 – 2021 Tree House Dates Hampton University Museum

All workshops on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • January 11, 2020
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 9, 2020

 

You must register to attend. Please

 

Contact:

Crystal Johnson
or call 757.727.5980

Become a Tree House Member to attend workshops free of charge

Tree House Tree-rific Tuesdays Movie Time

All Movies are from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Refreshments available for a small donation

  • June 23, 2020
  • June 30, 2020
  • July 7, 2020

Tree House Summer Camp

July 13 – July 17, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Closing Reception: July 17, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

There is a fee associated with the Camp.

 

Must register to attend

 

Contact:

Crystal Johnson
or call 757.727.5980

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