Student Field Trips

Booking your Field Trip is as easy as 1-2-3-4!

STEP 1:  Review Planning Your Field Trip guidelines listed below

STEP 2: Select your program from the School Programs list below

STEP 3:  Submit your Field Trip Reservation Form

STEP 4:  Apply for the Public School Transportation Fund (if you are a public school)*
*funding is allocated on a first come first served basis and goes quickly!

Dear Educator:

Thank you for choosing The Booth Museum as an extension of your classroom instruction! Please review the following information carefully so that everyone involved will have the best experience possible.

Program Information:

  • All programs are interdisciplinary and support the Georgia Standards of Excellence in language arts, social studies, and visual arts. Science and Next Generation Science Standards are supported through our STEAM program.
  • There is a 10 student minimum for guided programs.
  • If the number of students in your group changes, please contact Scheduling at marciad@boothmuseum.org or call 770-387-3849 and let us know as soon as possible.
  • All programs may include a short stop in the Candace Alexander McNair Museum Store if requested by the teacher. This time provides the students with a restroom break and opportunity to buy a souvenir.
  • Please follow the adult to student ratio recommendation: 1 adult / 10 students for Pre-K through 5th grade programs.
  • All successful programs involve active participation of adults in helping to maintain the student’s discipline and focus.

School Program Prices:

    • $5.00 for students (3-17 years of age) or student with ID
    • $4.00 for Bartow, Cherokee & Forsyth County students
    • $6.00 for students (3-17 years of age) Civil War: The Union Dissolved program, STEAM program and Summer Program offered to Day Care Centers and camps.
    • $10.00 + tax for parents / chaperones
      • If a parent or chaperone is a Booth Museum Member = Free
    • Educators and bus drivers with system identification = Free
    • $5.00 for students in Home School Groups (3-17 years of age)
      • Home school siblings under 3 years old = Free

Reservations:

Reservations are guaranteed once you have submitted your Field Trip Request Form and received confirmation from Group Scheduling. The Reservation Form from Group Scheduling will serve as your invoice. This is not an online booking system, so please be aware that you will still need to receive confirmation of your field trip. Cancellations are required at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled visit unless the cancellation is due to an act of nature. We will work with you to reschedule an alternate date

Payment:
The Reservation Form serves as your invoice. Payment is due on the day of the visit and must be made with one check for the entire student group. Parents and chaperones may pay individually. We accept checks made to Booth Western Art Museum. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Purchase Orders are also accepted.

Program Times:
Please check in at the museum 20 minutes prior to your programs scheduled start time. Both morning and afternoon program times are available.

Photography:
Cameras are welcome at Booth Western Art Museum for private, non-commercial use only. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as “No Photography.” Flashes, video cameras, selfie sticks, monopods and tripods are prohibited.

Candace Alexander McNair Museum Store:
As part of a school field trip, your students will have time to visit the Candace Alexander McNair Museum Store. In our gift shop, we have a special table just for children where items range in price from $0.65 to $6.00 plus tax. You may download a store flyer by clicking here.

Lunch:
If planning to eat lunch at the Museum, space must be reserved when making your reservation; otherwise, students are welcome to picnic outside on the grounds in designated areas (we do not have any picnic tables). Please bring large garbage bags or boxes to take the trash back to your school. In case of inclement weather, inside facilities may be available.

Access our online Field Trip Reservation Form by clicking here, email marciad@boothmuseum.org, or call 770- 387-3849 to schedule!

Come See America’s Story at Booth Museum!

SOCIAL STUDIES

Cherokee Culture from East to West – NEW! (Grade 2) 2 hours
GSE: SS2H1a, SS2H1b, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS2E1, SS2E2, VA2.CR.4, VA2.CN.1
Join the Bartow History Museum and the Booth Museum in this NEW joint program that explores Cherokee culture from Pre-European contact to the dislocation of the Eastern Woodland tribe out West. Students will experience Cherokee home life in Georgia, Sequoyah and the development of the Cherokee syllabary, and the move west on the Trail of Tears. Interactive stations include a weaving station focusing on native Georgia plant materials, packing and preparation for the long journey to Oklahoma, and a visit to Sagebrush Ranch (interactive play space).

American Indians: Culture and Contributions (Grade 3) 2 hours
GSE: SSS3H1, SS3H2a, SS3H2c, SS3G3a, SS3E3
Learn about American Indian Cultures from the Northwest Coast to the Eastern Woodlands through an interactive exploration of American Indian art and artifacts! Explore a map to determine the movement patterns of American Indians over the course of time, compare and contrast environments (food, clothing, shelter), and discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life. Economic principles of trade and voluntary exchange are also highlighted.

The American Indian Experience (Grade 8) 2 hours
GSE: SS8H1, SS8H4b, SS8H4c, SS8H4d, SS8H4e, SS8G1a, SS8G1c, VA8.CN1+
Explore Cherokee life before and after the Trail of Tears through museum art and artifacts; learn about removal of the Cherokee though a mock trial of Worcester v. Georgia; discuss Right of Discovery, trade culture, Dahlonega Gold Rush and more in this interactive program! Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum.

Westward Ho! (Grades 4 and 5) 2 hours – TEACHER FAVORITE!
GSE: SS4H3b, SS4H3c, SS4G2b, SS4E1; SS5H1a, SS5G1a, SS5E1b
Discover who explored and settled the American West and determine the impact Westward Expansion had on the lives of the pioneers and American Indians! Program includes: Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, mountain men, pioneers, cattle drives, a hands-on trading game, and more!

Click here to view/download the Westward Ho! Teacher Resource Guide

Civil War: The Union Dissolved (Grades 4 and 8) 2 hours– NEW INQUIRY ACTIVITES
GSE: SS4H5b, SS4H5c; SS4H5d, SS4H5e; SS4E1b, SS4E1c, VA4.CR.2, VA4.CR.3c, VA4.CN.1, VA4.CN.3; SS8H5a, SS8H5b, SS8H6a, SS8H6d, SS8H6e,
Explore the presidents, underlying causes, and major battles of the tragedy that was the Civil War. Through guided activities in the Presidential and Civil War galleries, handling artifacts, and inquiry-based learning, students become eyewitnesses to the unfolding drama that threatened to tear the nation apart and the resulting Reconstruction. A hands-on art project (African American story quilt squares) is included for 4th grade; Reconstruction is highlighted for 8th grade. Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum.

Click here to view/download the Union Dissolved Teacher Resource Guide

Presidents and Heroes (Grades 3-5) 2 hours
GSE: SS3CG1a, SS3CG1c, SS4H1b, SS4H1d, SS4CG3a, SS5H1c, SS5H3a, SS5H3c, SS5H4b,c,d; SS5H6b,c; SS5H7a
Discover key information about presidents through activities involving lithographs/photographs, fact sheets and hand signed letters from each president. Topics may include branches of the government as well as primary and secondary documents.

VISUAL ARTS

My First Visit (Pre-K-K) 70 minutes – Animals or Cowboys of the West
GSE: Supports standards under Meaning and Creative Thinking, Contextual Understanding, Production, Assessment and Reflection, Connections.
Choose one of these topics as your focus for a first-time visit to an art museum! Learn about art through observation, discussion, and hands-on activities. Each student will create an original work of art and visit our interactive play area, Sagebrush Ranch!

Booth Blazers (Grades 2-12) 2 hours – TEACHER FAVORITE!
GSE: Supports standards under Meaning and Creative Thinking, Contextual Understanding, Assessment and Reflection, Connections (and Production for Grades 2-5).
This program highlights art throughout the Museum! See both traditional and contemporary artwork from the 1800’s to today featuring American Indians, cowboys, explorers, presidents, soldiers, and much more. Notable artists include Fredric Remington, Charlie Russell, Thomas Hart Benton, Maynard Dixon, and Andy Warhol. Grades 2-5 includes a hands-on experience with an art project! So many standards we can’t list them all! In all grade levels. ELEMENTS OF ART AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN ARE THE FOCUS OF THIS TOUR PROGRAM.

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics

WORKSHOP – HANDS ON!

Full STEAM Ahead Workshop (Grades 4–8) 90 minutes – 2 hours
Supports Next Generation Science Standards and Visual Arts Standards
This popular program emphasizes 21st Century Learning Skills of Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation. Students tour the Heading West Gallery to see an authentic stagecoach (primary source) and learn about its history; students then break into small teams and construct “working” stagecoaches based upon their observation of the primary source and a limited number of supplies. Students learn the importance of teamwork and focus on the process of building a working wheel and axle system and carriage out of easy to find materials. The main objective — does your stagecoach roll? If not…back to problem solve with your team to figure it out! Stagecoach races end the program if time allows. PLEASE NOTE: A full museum tour is NOT included with this workshop due to time. If you would like a tour included, please request at time of booking. Additional fee may apply.

Click here to view/download the Teacher Resource Guide.

LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY – All programs support Visual Literacy!

Action in Art (Grade K–1) 2 hours
GSE: ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1W8, ELAGSE8SL1a, b, ELAGSE1SL1a,b,c; ELAGSE1SLb
Using the artwork, students will exercise their skills of making predictions using exciting action and descriptive language! Compare and contrast the action they describe in the artwork, retell stories, make predictions of what will happen next, and learn to “read” a painting. A visit to Sagebrush Ranch, our interactive educational play area, is also part of this program! Hands-on activities and interactive storytelling make this sure to please!

Click here to view/download the Connecting Art & Literacy Student Guide for Grades K-2.

Wild Ride (Grades 2-3) 2 hours – TEACHER FAVORITE!
GSE: ELAGSE2RL1, ELAGSE2RL2, ELAGSE2RL3, ELAGSE2SL3; ELAGSE3RL1, ELAGSE3RL2, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE3SL3, ELAGSE2SL6
Explore stories through works of art including fables from diverse cultures, folktales, and fairy tales. Identify characters, lessons and morals of stories.

Click here to view/download the Connecting Art & Literacy Student Guide for Grades 3-5.

Story Detectives (Grades 4-5) 2 hours
GSE: ELAGSE4RL1,2,3; ELAGSE4SL2,4, ELAGSE4SLA, ELAGSE4R11,12,15; ELAGSE4RL7; ELAGSE5RL2,3; ELAGSE5SL2,4; ELAGSE5SLA, ELAGSESR12,13; ELAGSE5R15,16,17
By in-depth examination of selected artwork, identify and compare/contrast characters, settings and plots within various artworks. Includes inferences, analysis, and predictions regarding relationships or interactions.

SPECIAL EVENTS

PASSPORT TO THE WEST – American Indian Focus!
OCTOBER 25 and 26, 9 am – 1 pm/ Outdoor event
Special Pricing: $5 for students; $5 for parents and chaperones
GSE: SS3H1, SS3G3a, SS3E1, SS3E3, SS4H3c, SS4E1, SS8H1, SS8H4c, TA4.RE.1, VA4.CN.1
Schedule your visit for this outdoor educational program on American Indian culture (Eastern Woodlands and Plains tribes) designed especially for school groups (Grades 2-12)! Demonstrations of pottery making and/or chair caning, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, American Indian flute construction and music, life at a trading post, and life in a gold mining camp will fascinate students as they speak with demonstrators on their educational journey to the West! Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO THIS POPULAR EVENT. For a full schedule of events, click here.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION PROGRAMS/ADD-ONS:

Have a middle or high school Art Club?
Ask about special gallery experiences tailored to your needs (sketching in the galleries, exhibit and artist focused tours, art instruction with a focus on particular artists from Booth Permanent or Temporary Exhibitions, etc.).

Special Exhibitions
Throughout the year, Booth Museum rotates exhibitions in order to provide a well-rounded visitor experience. Exhibitions highlight photography, sculpture, painting, and more!

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond
September 8, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Special school tours available! Teacher resources available soon on our Teacher Resource page.

Chalk Art Competition
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10 am – 1 pm
The Booth Museum invites high school art club teams to participate in our High School Chalk Art Competition held during the 16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium. Students will create a 4 x 4’ sidewalk chalk art piece live on Saturday. This year’s theme is Frederic Remington – celebrating our special exhibition Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond. For more details, please contact Kent Mullinax at kentm@boothmuseum.org.

TEACHER COMMENTS:

“The program fit perfectly with our standards about Native Americans and our standards relating to the Westward expansion of our country.” Powder Springs Elementary, grade 4

“The theme and activities helped bring what we are learning to life. Each station we visited was full of information.” Timothy Ministry Homeschool, grades 1 & 2

“The program was great! The kids enjoyed it and it was age-appropriate.” Cartersville Primary School, Kindergarten

“Our docent did a great job connecting the artwork so that students were able to make their learning concrete and give meaning to what they learned.” Hickory Hills Elementary, grade 4.

“This tour helped students connect facts from various times in American history.” Perimeter Christian School, grade 5

Field Trip Reservation Request Form
Email marciad@boothmuseum.org or call 770-387-3849 for questions.

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

770-387-1300