Booking your Field Trip is as easy as 1-2-3-4!
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 Field Trip Reservation Form
STEP 4: Apply for the Public School Transportation Fund (if you are a public school)*
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.
School Program Prices:
- $6.00 for students (3-17 years of age) or student with ID
- $5.00 for Bartow, Cherokee & Forsyth County students
- $7.00 for students (3-17 years of age) Civil War: The Union Dissolved program, STEAM program
- Home school siblings under 3 years old = Free
- $6.00 for students in Home School Groups (3-17 years of age)
- $10.00 + tax 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
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 email@example.com 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.
- 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 student discipline and focus.
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 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.
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.
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 but are not guaranteed.
Access the Field Trip Reservation Request Form by clicking here, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2019 – 2020 Educational Program Guide
PASSPORT TO THE WEST
SS3H1, SS3G3a, SS3E1, SS3E3, SS4H3c, SS4E1, SS8H1, SS8H4c, TA4.RE.1, VA4.CN.1
Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25, 2018 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $6 for students, $6 for parents/chaperones
Schedule your visit for this educational program on American Indian (Eastern Woodlands and Western tribes) and Western culture designed especially for school groups, grades 2-12! Groups will be assigned a time to participate in an interactive educational presentation by American Indian Jim Sawgrass (as seen on PBS and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern). Students will also see a performance by the 2019 World Hoop Dance Champion, Cody Boettner! Demonstrations of pottery making and/or chair caning, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, pioneer life (clothing, food, and medicine), and more will fascinate students as they speak with demonstrators on their educational journey! Registration is REQUIRED and limited to groups of 10 or more.
Chalk Art Competition – Warhol Theme
Saturday, October 26, 2019
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 17th 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 Andy Warhol—celebrating our special exhibition Warhol and the West. For more details, contact Kent Mullinax email@example.com.
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.
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! 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
Grades 4 & 8 (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; Reconstruction is highlighted for 8th 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.
Presidents and Heroes
Grades 3, 4, & 5 (2 hours)
SS3CG1a,c; SS4H1b,d; SS4CG3a; SS5H1c, SS5H3a,c; SS5H4b,c,d; SS5H6b,c; SS5H7a; ELAGSE4RL1, ELAGSE4RI3, ELAGSE4RI7; ELAGSE5RL1, ELAGSE5RL7, ELAGSE5RI3; VA3.RE.1a, VA3.CN2, VA3.CN3, VA4.RE.1a, VA4.CN.1c, VA4.CN.3; VA5.RE.1, VA5.CN.1c, VA5.CN.3
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. Interactives include a scavenger hunt in the Presidential Gallery and a student-led interview of Teddy Roosevelt.
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.).
Warhol and the West
August 25 – December 31, 2019
SPECIAL SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAMS for grades 3rd-6th, and Middle/High School: Grades 3 – 6- 90 minutes; Grades 7-12 – 120 minutes. Includes a hands-on art experience*, foam printing for 3rd-6th, and screen printing for 7th-12th. Groups may choose to self-tour the museum during the second half of the program in lieu of the art activity.
WARHOL and the WEST will be the first museum exhibition to fully explore Andy Warhol’s love of the West! This exhibition will look at how the West influenced Warhol from his childhood and became a topic for his artwork spanning over three decades.
*Activities are subject to change
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