K–12 School Groups

Tours for K-12 School Groups

Maryhill Museum of Art is pleased to offer special admission prices for K-12 groups; groups may choose to take self-guided tours or a new thematic, discovery-based tour.

K-12 school groups and home-school groups may choose the “DISCOVER Maryhill” tour that engages students and new museum visitors with active-looking and facilitated dialogues that support state learning standards for Washington and Oregon schools. These tour experiences are 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age of the students. This gives groups time to use their newly acquired discovery skills for continued engagement as they explore the museum with their chaperones.

We also offer a tour theme to connect to an area of study in the classroom. Tours may focus on language arts, social studies, history, artmaking, art history or any number of subjects.

To choose a more specific theme, please email the Curator of education at education@maryhillmuseum.org.

 We are happy to support your classroom teaching.

Tour Fees

  • Student admission is $2 per student for self-guided experiences.
  • Student admission plus a facilitated tour is $3 per student.
  • Arts & crafts activity available with facilitated tours for an additional $2 per student
  • Chaperones:
    • k-4th: 1 free chaperone for every 5 students (required).
    • 5th-8th: 1 free chaperone for every 10 students (required).
    • 9th-12th: 1 free chaperone for every 20 students (required).
    • Plus 1 free bus driver & 1 free lead teacher.
  • Home School Groups:

    • 1 free adult

    • Student admission is $2 for self-guided experiences.
    • Student admission plus a facilitated tour is $3 per student.


Payment is made at the admission desk upon arrival. Checks, credit cards or purchase orders are acceptable.


To make a reservation, please email education@maryhillmuseum.org with your requested date, arrival time, number of students and grade level. Please have alternate dates available as tour spaces are limited.

School group tours for those with accessibility challenges are available by request by contacting the Curator of Education at education@maryhillmuseum.org.

Transportation & Accessibility

Parking is free; there is also ample free parking available for buses. All exhibit areas and restrooms in the museum are handicapped accessible. Picnic grounds are located east of the museum building.

Click here for a map and directions to Maryhill Museum of Art.


Example thematic tours offered at Maryhill:

  • Fashion as a Reflection of Culture: Explore fashion from Native peoples, European royalty, post-World War II France and other collections at Maryhill to discover the messages clothing sends about the culture from which it originates.
  • The Stories in Art: Look closely at a work of art to discover the stories objects can tell us.
  • People: Looking at works of art to learn about the culture in which it was important.
  • What Artists Do: Look closely to discover the techniques artists use to make art, as well as the details that engage the viewer.
K–12 School Groups - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge