School Tours and Programs

General Tour Information

School Season

Tours and Programs are offered from September through May. February, March and April are our busiest months; therefore, we suggest scheduling your tour(s) between October and January. For groups larger than 70 students, we suggest requesting multiple days or different times.

All School Tour requests must be submitted via our online Tour Reservation Form. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. Please see below for more scheduling information.

Tour Reservations

Both docent guided and self guided tours are offered free of charge to students under age 16. Reservations for groups of 10+ students must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to your visit. All programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. See the on-line Tour Reservation Form to sign up your group. For information on the appropriate age level and maximum group size for a specific tour, see “Docent-Guided Student Tour Options” below.

Guided tour reservations will require a $25.00 check deposit after confirmation is received. This will be refunded upon arrival for the tour. When the completed Tour Reservation Form has been received, the Program Assistant will contact you with details about parking, lunch, chaperones, or rescheduling, if necessary.


If you must cancel a scheduled tour, please notify the Education Department as soon as possible. Call Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (404) 865-7126. Messages may be left on the voice mail. Please include the name of group and date of your scheduled visit. The $25 check deposit will be refunded only with at least 14 days cancellation notice.

Confirmations and Parking

A confirmation for the tour will be sent to you. Parking is free.


There are no indoor eating facilities for school groups. There are outdoor picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that you bring trash bags and collect your garbage when finished.


Chaperone (or teacher) costs are as follows:

  • One chaperone is free for every five students in grades K-10.
  • One chaperone is free for every ten students in grades 11-12.
  • Any additional adults beyond the required number of chaperones will pay $8.00.

Self-Guided Tours for Students

You can guide your class through the museum on your own from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. These tours do require a reservation if they include more than 10 students.

Please be sure to access Downloadable Curriculum before your visit.

Docent-Guided Student Tour Options

The following Student Programs are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from September 3, 2019 - May 22, 2020.

  • General Museum Tour

Grades 2-12: This interactive, docent guided tour employs the techniques of inquiry, discussion and discovery. Tours may be general, or upon request, may emphasize specific areas.
Offered: Tuesday through Thursday mornings
Length: 60-90 minutes
Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 2 - 12: SS2H1, SS2CG1, SS2CG2, SS2CG3, SS2E1, SS3H2, SS3CG1, SS3CG2, SS3E2, SS4CG1, SS4CG3, SS4CG4, SS4CG5, SS5H5, SS5H8, SS5H9, SS5CG3, SS6H3, SS7H6, SS7G6, SS8H8, SS8H10, SS8H12, SS8CG2, SS8CG3, SSUSH17, SSUSH18, SSUSH20, SSUSH23, SSUSH25

  • Primed on the Presidency

Grades 1-2: “In this multimedia presentation, students will be engaged in civic literacy in mock campaign rally as they answer the essential question “What is the American Presidency and how does it affect me?” 70 students maximum.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
30 minutes (additional 30-minute highlight tour upon request)
Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 1 - 2:
SS1H1, SS1CG1, SS2H1, SS2CG1, SS2CG2, SS2CG3

  • How a Bill Becomes a Law

Grades 3-4: Students take on the roles of representatives, senators and the president to learn the process of how a bill becomes a law. 60-90 minutes. 70 students maximum (minimum of 25 students required)
Offered: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Length: 1-1.5 hours
Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 3 - 4: SS3CG1, SS4CG1, SS4CG3, SS4CG4

  • Going to the Sources: The Camp David Peace Accords

Grades 9-12: Students will hone their research skills through analysis of pertinent primary sources to contextualize the issues that were at stake during the Camp David Peace Accords. 10 students minimum
Offered: Tuesday through Thursday mornings
Length: 30-45 minutes (can be accompanied by Docent-guided or Self-guided Museum Tour)
Georgia Performance Standards Met by This Tour, Grades 9-12: SSCG4, SSCG5, SSCG12, SSUSH22, SSWG3, SSWH20