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K–12 Programs

Sheldon Virtual Tours

Sheldon is an invaluable, free resource for K–12 teachers in the region. We are excited to offer virtual tours led by staff educators and trained docents, via Zoom, for classes that cannot visit in person. For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at erin.hanas@unl.edu or 402-472-3541.

In addition, Sheldon’s online resources offer the opportunity for your class to experience the museum at your own pace. Go on a virtual self-led tour of Sheldon’s galleries with our learning guides and virtual galleries or search our collection database to explore works in the museum’s collection.

Class Visits

Educators may request guided, in-person visits led by staff educators and trained docents. To request a tour, please use our online tour request form at sheldonartmuseum.org/tours.

Teachers of high school students also have the option to schedule a self-guided visit to explore the exhibitions at their own pace. Visit our Current Exhibitions page for more information about what’s on view, and our Tours page to request an appointment. Please note that all K–12 grade groups require at least 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students. Appointments are required for all school groups visiting the museum, be it a self-guided visit or one led by an educator.

Teachers of middle school students and older are eligible to request to view works in the Collection Observation Lab, which allows for close looking and in-depth discussions of prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books that relate to your curriculum. This option is available for small groups of students. For more information contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at erin.hanas@unl.edu or 402-472-3541.

Sheldon Field Trip for LPS Students

Every fifth-grade student in Lincoln Public Schools visits Sheldon on a field trip. Students go on docent-led tours that introduce students to the museum's outdoor sculpture collection and build visual literacy skills.

Please note that this in-person field trip is currently suspended due to the pandemic.