We are offering both onsite and virtual field trip options for the 2021-2022 school year! Additional transportation funding is available for public school bus travel and partial scholarships are available for virtual field trips. Funding is available on a first come first served basis.
**All available dates through the end of December have been taken. Now booking for January 2022!
Booking your Field Trip is as easy
STEP 1: Review Plan Your Field Trip guidelines listed below
STEP 2: Select your program from the School Programs list below
STEP 3: Submit your Onsite Field Trip Reservation Form or your Virtual Field Trip Reservation Form
STEP 4: Apply for the Public School Transportation Fund (if you are a public school attending an onsite program only)*
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.
Onsite School Program Prices or CLICK HERE for Virtual Field Trip prices:
- $6.00 for students (Pre-K – 17 years of age) or student with ID
- $5.00 for Bartow, Cherokee & Forsyth public school students; $6.00 for STEAM, Cherokee Cultures from East to West and Civil War
- $7.00 for students (Pre-K – 17 years of age) Civil War: The Union Dissolved program, STEAM program, Cherokee Cultures from East to West
- Home school siblings under 3 years old = Free
- $6.00 for students in Home School Groups (Pre-K – 17 years of age) $7.00 for STEAM, Cherokee Cultures from East to West and Civil War
- $11.00 for parents / chaperones
- $6.00 Summer Program offered to Day Care Centers and camps.
- If a parent or chaperone is a Booth Museum Member = Free
- Educators and bus drivers with system identification = Free
Onsite 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.
Public/Private Schools Procedures:
- All unvaccinated adults and children should wear masks while participating in the program.
- If anyone in a school group is exhibiting Covid-like symptoms, they will not be admitted.
Homeschool Group Procedures:
- All unvaccinated adults and children should wear masks while participating in the program.
- Anyone in a homeschool group that is exhibiting Covid-like symptoms will not be admitted.
- Coordinators are required to attend the program with the homeschool group.
- Due to social distancing requirements, there will be a max of 40 students per program.
- Only age/grade appropriate siblings will be allowed to join in with the school group.
- Additional parents and siblings who aren’t within two grade levels of the selected program, are welcome to tour as museum guest and/or visit Sagebrush Ranch. Tickets must be purchased prior to program date.
- Payment for the program is required no later than seven days prior to the program date. If full payment is not made within that time frame, the reservation will be cancelled.
If the number of students in your group changes, please contact Scheduling at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-387-3849 and let us know as soon as possible. All programs will 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.
Reservations are guaranteed once you have submitted the Field Trip Reservation Request Form and received the Registration Confirmation Form. Cancellations must be made at least two 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.
Your Registration Confirmation Form serves as your invoice. Payment is due on the day of the visit (special events may require pre-payment) and must be made with one check or credit card 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. Effective immediately, Homeschool groups who book school programs, will be required to prepay at the time of booking, due to minimum group size requirements.
Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled start time (30 minutes if over 120 students). Both morning and afternoon program times are available.
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.
Access the Field Trip Reservation Request Form by clicking here, email email@example.com to schedule or call 770- 387-3849 with questions.
All programs are interdisciplinary and are designed to support Georgia Standards of Excellence in language arts, social studies and visual arts while engaging students’ critical and creative thinking skills. Our STEAM program also supports 21st Century Learning Skills and Next Generation Science Standards! Discover the array of curriculum-based programs and field trip opportunities available to students throughout the year and take your students on a field trip they will always remember.
If you book and attend an onsite program (for ANY school), you can receive a post live virtual field trip at a highly discounted rate.
Onsite and Virtual Programs 2021-2022
PASSPORT TO THE WEST Event Canceled
National/International K – 12 Virtual Field Trip Program Award
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP OPTIONS
“I just loved everything! I didn’t know how virtual would go, and it was almost like being there in person. I loved all of the visuals and the engagement throughout the program. Showing them how to draw the pictures in the journal…they loved that!! I liked it because it kept the lesson moving along, while having fun.” 4th grade ESOL teacher
NEW! Westward Ho! Virtual Field Trip
Grade 1 (40 minutes)
GSE: SS1H1; SS1G1; SS1CG1; SS1G3; ELAGSE1RL1; ELAGSE1RL7; ELAGSE1RI1; ELAGSE1W8; ELAGSE1SL1; VA1.RE.1; VA1.CN.3; VA1.CR.3
Students become explorers in this highly interactive program! Students ride horses, climb mountains and paddle down rivers as they journey across different landforms and environments in the West, learning about Thomas Jefferson as a founding father, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery (including York and Seaman), and the contributions of Sacagawea. Students also create their very own beaver drawing as they learn a few fun facts about this animal!
Westward Ho! Virtual Field Trip Grade 4 (≈50 minutes)
SS4H3c; SS4G2b, SS4E1; LAGSE4RL1, ELAGSE4RL3, ELAGSE4RI1, ELAGSE4RL2, ELAGSE4RI3,
ELAGSE4RI5, ELAGSE4SL2, ELAGSE4RL7; VA4.RE.1, VA4.CN.1a,c, VA4.CN2b, VA4.CN.3
Students become explorers in this highly interactive program! Inspired by art and artifacts, each will create their very own Lewis and Clark inspired journal as they journey westward! Guided movement, discussion and simple journal drawings bring to life the stories of Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, mountain men, trade, pioneers (Oregon Trail), bison and Plains Indians, the stagecoach and diversity of people who settled the West.
American Indians: Cultures and Contributions Virtual Field Trip
Grades 2 & 3 (≈50 minutes)*SS3H1, SS3H2a,c; SS3G3a,SS3E1a, SS3E3, VA3.RE.1a, VA3.CN.1b, c; VA3.CN.2, VA3.CN.3; ELAGSE3RL1, ELAGSE3RL2, ELAGSE3RI1, ELAGSE3RI7, ELAGSE3SL2, ELAGSE3SL3, ELAGSE3L6
Learn about American Indian cultures from the Northwest Coast to the Eastern Woodlands through American Indian art and artifacts! Students participate in an interactive map activity to determine movement patterns, compare and contrast regions and environments (food, clothing, shelter), explore culture through music and dance, and create their very own Lakota painted horse from recycled or classroom materials. Participatory group storytelling and art from the Booth’s collection bring to life the contributions of Americans Indians today.
Cherokee Cultures East to West
2nd grade adaptation!* (40-50 minutes) SS2H2, SS2G2, SS2E1 + ELA and VA standards. This program can be delivered to 2nd graders with a focus on Eastern Woodland tribes. This program includes: Interactive storytelling and drawing activity highlighting Cherokee oral tradition and the Three Sisters, Cherokee baskets and use of natural resources, trade, the forced removal of Eastern Woodland tribes to Oklahoma; comparison/contrast of culture and resources in the Plains vs. the Eastern Woodlands.
Booth Blazers: Elements of Art Virtual Field Trip
Grades 2-5 (≈50 minutes) *Program also supports inquiry and literacy through Visual Thinking Strategies
GSE: VA2.CR.2, VA2.CR.3a, VA2.CN.1a,c,d; VA2.RE.1a,b,c; VA2.CN.3, VA3.CR.2, VA3.CR.3a, VA3.RE.1b,c; VA3.CN.1a,c; VA3.CN.3, VA4.CR.2b,c; VA4.CR.3a, VA4.RE.1a,b,c; VA4.CN.1a,d; VA4.CN.3; VA5.CR.2b,c; VA5.CR.3a,d; VA5.RE.1a,b,c; VA5CN.1a,e; VA5.CN.3, ELAGSE2RL1, ELAGSE2RI4, ELAGSE2RI6, ELAGSE2SL1, ELAGSE3RL1, ELAGSE3RI1, ELAGSE3RI4, ELAGSE3SL1b,c,d; ELAGSE3SL2, ELAGSE3SL3, ELAGSE4RL1, ELAGSE4RL3, ELAGSE4RI1, ELAGSE4RI2, ELAGSE5RI4, ELAGSE5SL1b,c,d; ELAGSE5SL3, ELAGSE5SL4,
Students explore the elements of art in the Booth collection (line, shape, color, form, texture, space) through interactive discussions, guided movement, artwork creation and a color mixing demonstration on primary and secondary color. This is a great hands-on program for primary and elementary audiences!
Booth Blazers: Elements of Art & Principles of Design Virtual Field Trip
Grades 6-12 (≈50 minutes)
Program Supports Georgia Standards of Excellence in Visual Arts;
supports inquiry and literacy through Visual Thinking Strategies (specific GSE posted soon).
Participants engage in inquiry-based discussions guided by Visual Thinking Strategies (inquiry and literacy-based teaching method). Elements of art and principles of design will be highlighted through the Booth’s collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, including color theory!
NEW! Exploring the American West (50-60 minutes) Grade 5
SS5H1a, SS5G1a (Chisolm Trail), SS5E1b,d; VA5.RE.1a,c; VA5.CN.3, ELAGSE5RL1, ELAGSE5RI2, ELAGSE5RI3, ELAGSE5SL1b,c,d
Learn about the diverse culture of the American West through art and artifacts in the Booth collection! Students will explore landforms (mesas, buttes) and environments/regions that make up the west (ex: Southwest, Great Plains, etc.), diverse cultures and contributions (American Indians, African-American homesteaders, Chinese-American immigrants, Mexican-American vaqueros, women), history of cowboy culture and cattle drives (vaqueros, African-American cowboys, Chisolm Trail, The Great Western Trail). Transportation out West (Transcontinental Railroad, stage coach), the Homestead Act, Oregon Trail and forced removal of American Indians are also highlighted.
© Bob Vann, Bill Pickett, 1993, Oil on Canvas
Full STEAM Ahead! Virtual Field Trip Grades 4 – 8 (50 minutes)
Supports 21st Century Learning Skills, Next Generation Science Standards, GSE SS & VA.
Students will utilize subject matter from artwork in the Booth collection to discuss technology and innovation in the American West through a look at communication, transportation, commerce and other technology.
ONSITE FIELD TRIP OPTIONS
Cherokee Culture from East to West
Grade 2 (2 Hours)
SS2H1a, SS2H1b, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS2E1, SS2E2, VA2.CR.4, VA2.CN.1, VA2.CN.2, VA2.CN.3, VA2.RE.1, ELAGSE2SL1, ELAGSE2SL2, ELAGSE2SL3
Join the Bartow History Museum and Booth Museum in this joint program that explores Cherokee culture in our region and the dislocation of the Eastern Woodland tribe out West. Experience and discuss 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 preparing for the long journey to Oklahoma, and a visit to Sagebrush Ranch (interactive play space).
American Indians: Culture and Contributions
Grade 3 – 2 hours
SS3H1, SS3H2a, SS3H2c, SS3G3a, SS3E3, VA3.RE.1a, VA3.CN.1b, c, VA3.CN.2, VA3.CN.3, ELAGSE3RL1, ELAGSE3RL2, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSERL7, ELAGSE3RI2, ELAGSE3RI7, ELAGSE3W8, ELAGSE3SL3; SS3E1a
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. ** An 8th grade option is available.**
Westward Ho! Teacher favorite!
Grades 4-5 – (2 hours)
SS4H3b,c; SS4G2b, SS4E1; SS5G1a, SS5E1b, SS5H1a; ELAGSE4RL1, ELAGSE4RL3, ELAGSE4RI1, ELAGSE4RI3, ELAGSE4RI5, ELAGSE4SL2, ELAGSE4RL7; ELAGSE5RL1, ELAGSE5RL3, ELAGSE5RL7, ELAGSE5RI1, ELAGSE5RI3, ELAGSE5RI5, ELAGSE5SL2; VA4.RE.1, VA4.CN.1a,c, VA4.CN2b, VA4.CN.3; VA5.RE1, VA5.CN1a,c, VA5.CN.3
Discover who explored and settled the American West and examine the impact Westward Expansion had on the lives of the pioneers and American Indians. Program includes: Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, mountain men, pioneer life/Oregon Trail, cattle drives, a hands-on trading game, history of Wells Fargo Company and the stagecoach, Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst, and trade economy.
Civil War: The Union Dissolved
Grade 4 (2 Hours) SS4H5b,c,d; SS4H5e; SS4E1c; SS8H5a,b; SS8H6a,d,e; ELAGSE4RL1, ELAGSE4RI1, ELAGSE4RI2, ELAGSE4RI3, ELAGSE4RI5, ELAGSE4RI7, ELAGSE4W7, ELAGSE4W8, ELAGSE4SL1a; ELAGSE8RL1, ELAGSE8RL2, ELAGSE8RI1, ELAGSE8W7, ELAGSE8SL1, ELAGSE8SL4; VA4.CR.2, VA4.CR.3c, VA4.CR.5, VA4.CN.1, VA4.CN.3
Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum. Inquiry-based learning and artifacts bring the Civil War to life for students through guided activities in the Presidential and Civil War galleries. A hands-on art project (African American story quilt squares) is included for 4th grade; Highlights: Causes of the Civil War, The Battle of Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Northern and the Southern economies, social structure, medicine, and camp life. **An 8th grade version is available. Reconstruction is highlighted for 8th grade in lieu of the African American Story Quilt station. **
Special tours are available for middle and high school art classes and clubs. Ask about special gallery experiences tailored for your group (sketching in the galleries, exhibition and artist-focused tours, art instruction, etc.).
My First Visit- Home on the Range NEW!
Pre-K & K (90 minutes)
PDM1.4c, PDM6.4a, SED4.4a, APL2.4a, APL4.4a, CLL1.4a,b; CLL4.4a, CLL5.4d, CD-SS2.4a, CD-SS5.4b, CD-CR2.4c, CD-CP1.4a,c; CD-CP2.4b; SSKCG1a,b; SSKE1, ELAGSEKRL1, ELAGSEKRL10, ELAGSEKRI1, ELAGSEKRI3, ELAGSEKSL6, VAK.RE.1a,c; VAK.CN.1b, VAK.CN.3
First-time visit to an art museum? Students will practice acceptable museum behaviors while learning about life as a cowboy/cowgirl and the animals they work with out on the range. Hands-on activities include music by the “camp fire,” an art project and a visit to our interactive play space Sagebrush Ranch.
Grades 2-12 (2 Hours)
Program supports Georgia Standards of Excellence in Visual Arts Standards (see website for complete list)
This program highlights art throughout the Museum! See both traditional and contemporary artwork from the 1800s to today featuring American Indians, cowboys, explorers, presidents, soldiers, and much more. Notable artists include Frederic Remington, Thomas Hart Benton, Maynard Dixon, Fritz Scholder and Andy Warhol. Grades 2-5 includes a hands-on art project! Elements of art and principles of design are the focus of this program. *
*Warhol and the West can be added to this tour. Available only from August 25-December 31, 2019.
STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics
Full STEAM Ahead! REVISED to include tour and workshop!
Grades 4 – 8 (2 hours)
Meets Next Generation Science Standards, GSE Visual Arts and Social Studies Standards
This newly revised program includes a one hour tour of the museum galleries along with a workshop component where students get “hands-on” as they design and create a stagecoach prototype! Students will utilize subject matter from the artwork to discuss technology and innovation in the American West—including the invention of barbed wire, the telegraph, the stagecoach, and the transcontinental railroad. In the second half of the workshop, students work in small teams to construct a prototype of a working stage coach using only a limited box of supplies. This program supports 21st Century Learning Skills of Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation and cross cutting concepts as listed in Next Generation Science Standards.
LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY – All programs support Visual Literacy!
Action in Art Teacher favorite!
Grade 1 (2 Hours) SS1G3c, ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1W8, ELAGSE8SL1a,b; ELAGSE1SL1a,b,c; VA1.CR.3c, e, VA1.CR.4a,c, VA1.CR.5, VA1.RE.1c, VA1.CN.1a, VA1.CN.3
This literacy-based program engages students through interactive storytelling, featuring movement and auditory repetition. Students create their own artwork based on a story, discuss information text vs. story text using visual literacy skills, build a sculpture as they learn how to “build” a story, and perform actions in paintings and pictures. A visit to Sagebrush Ranch, our interactive play space, is also included!
Grades 2-3 (2 Hours)
ELAGSE2RL1, ELAGSE2RL2, ELAGSE2RL3, ELAGSE2SL3; ELAGSE3RL1, ELAGSE3RL2, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE3SL3, ELAGSE2SL6, VA2.CR.1a,b; VA2.CR.5, VA2.RE1, VA2.CN.1c, VA2.CN3, VA3.CR.1a,b; VA3.CN.1b, VA3.CN.2, VA3.CN.3
Students explore stories through works of art including fables and folktales from diverse cultures. Characters, lessons, and morals of stories come to life through interactive storytelling. A Cherokee folktale is featured as students create their own storybook combining literacy and art. A visit to Sagebrush Ranch, our interactive play space, is also included!
Story Detectives Grades 4-5 (2 Hours)
ELAGSE4RL1,2,3;ELAGSE4SL2,4; ELAGSE4SLA; ELAGSE4R11,12,15; ELAGSE4RL7; ELAGSE5RL2,3; ELAGSE5SL2,4; ELAGSE5SLA; ELAGSESR12,13; ELAGSE5R15,16,17, VA4.RE.1, VA5.RE.1
Explore characters, settings and plots found in artwork throughout the museum! Students will work in interactive groups using inference, analysis, and prediction skills to develop characters and create stories. This program highlights group interaction and visual literacy skills.
“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