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K–12 Programs

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 one adult chaperone for every ten students. Appointments are required for all school groups visiting the museum, regardless of whether they opt for self-guided or educator-led visits.

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 Saraphina Masters, assistant curator of engagement, at smasters2@unl.edu or 402.472.2092.


Sheldon Virtual Tours

Sheldon is a valuable resource for K–12 teachers. For classes that cannot visit in person, we offer virtual tours led by staff educators and trained docents via Zoom. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Saraphina Masters, assistant curator of engagement, at smasters2@unl.edu or 402.472.2092.

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.