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)*
*funding has already been allocated for this school year. Please book and apply early next year
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
- There is a 10 student minimum for guided programs.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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. 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 email@example.com or call 770- 387-3849 to schedule!
Come See America’s Story at Booth Museum!
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.
PASSPORT TO THE WEST – American Indian Focus!
OCTOBER 24 and 25, 2019 – 9 am – 1 pm/ Outdoor event
Grades 2 – 12
Schedule your visit for this educational program on the American West and American Indian culture (Eastern, Woodlands, Plains tribes) designed especially for school groups.
Event requires registration and is limited to school groups of 10 or more students.
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 For more details, please contact Kent Mullinax at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cherokee Culture from East to West – NEW!
Grade 2, 2 hours
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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
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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
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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!
Civil War: The Union Dissolved – NEW INQUIRY ACTIVITIES
Grades 4 & 8, 2 hours
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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.
Presidents and Heroes
Grades 3-5, 2 hours
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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.
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 K-2nd, 3rd-6th, and Middle/High School: Grades K-2- 90 minutes; Grades 3-6- 90 minutes; Grades 7-12- 120 minutes. Includes a hands-on art experience*- stamping for K-2, 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 Range
Pre-K & K, 90 minutes
Program supports Visual Art Georgia Standards of Excellence: Meaning and Creative Thinking, Contextual Understanding, Production, Assessment, Reflection, and Connections
First-time visit to an art museum? Learn about art through observation, discussion, and hands-on activities including music by the “camp fire”. Students will practice acceptable museum behaviors while learning about life as a cowboy/cowgirl and the animals they work with out on the range. Each student will create an original work of art and visit our interactive play space Sagebrush Ranch.
Booth Blazers – TEACHER FAVORITE!
Grades 2-12, 2 hours
Program supports Visual Art Georgia Standards of Excellence: Meaning and Creative Thinking, Contextual Understanding, Assessment and Reflection, and 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
Full STEAM Ahead – HANDS ON 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.
LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY – All programs support Visual Literacy!
Action in Art
Grade 1, 2 hours
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Students will exercise their skills of description of people, places, things and events while learning how to “read” a painting through visual literacy. Students will engage in activities utilizing action and descriptive words, describe details of characters, settings or events, recreate a sculpture and visit our interactive play space, Sagebrush Ranch! NEW content supporting ELAGSE plus NEW interactives!
Wild Ride – TEACHER FAVORITE!
Grades 2 & 3, 2 hours
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Explore stories through works of art including fables and folktales from diverse cultures. Students will identify characters, lessons and morals of stories. A NEW hands-on project combining literacy and art is also included.
Grades 4 & 5, 2 hours
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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.
“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