The Fleming Museum is the place where Vermont schools go for resources on world cultures. We offer a variety of exciting learning experiences for K-12 school age children and their teachers that teach about art and increase understanding and appreciation of diverse artistic and cultural traditions. Our programs provide excellent curricular links to subjects such as art, world cultures, history, and literature, and support Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning.

 

Guided Tours

A guided tour of young students

Topics range from introductory guided tours of the Museum to thematic explorations of a special exhibition. Tours are designed to engage students in active looking and discussion of the art on view, and may include sketching, writing, and handling objects. Tours can be adapted to suit the interests and needs of your group. Guided tours are one hour in length.

$4 per student ($32 minimum)

Email flemingtours@uvm.edu to schedule a tour.

Museum Explorations

A young studetn taking part in an art activity class.

Museum Explorations are the most popular choice for teachers wishing to make the most of their Museum visit. They include activities in the galleries as well as an art project related to the exhibition. Museum explorations are two hours in length.

$7 per student ($63 minimum)

Email flemingtours@uvm.edu to schedule a tour.

Museum Artifact Kits

Moccasins found in the Native American museum kit

The Museum has over 20 kits on art and world cultures with topics such as India, Japanese Woodblock Printing, and West African Textiles. The kits contain objects, curriculum activities, and a variety of instructional materials that engage students in hands-on learning and support different learning styles. The Museum Artifact Kits are available for loan to schools, libraries, and home schoolers.

View the Art Education kit list.

Email flemingtours@uvm.edu to reserve a kit.

Teachers' Workshop

Teacher examining an artifact in a workshop

The Fleming Museum offers interdisciplinary workshops in a variety of formats to foster creative approaches to teaching and integrating the arts in classroom curriculum. We also work with schools to create professional development opportunities appropriate to your needs.

Visiting the Museum

There are several options for visiting the Museum with your students:

  • One-hour guided tours introduce the Museum or a single exhibition.
  • Two-hour Museum Workshops are the most popular choice for teachers visiting the Museum.These in-depth tours include a guide leading age-appropriate hands-on activities, drawing, and conversation in the galleries, followed by a related art lesson in the classroom.
  • We offer a choice of art lessons for Museum Workshops of the permanent galleries to best complement classroom study and suit the interests and abilities of your students.
  • Self-guided visits by teachers are welcome, but must be scheduled in advance with the Education Department.

Scheduling

To schedule a visit, call the Fleming Museum at 656-0750 and ask for the Education Department or email flemingtours@uvm.edu. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance.
 

 

NOTE: Student assignments in the Museum must be completed in pencil.

Guided Tour Program Fee

  • One-hour: $4 per student - ($32 minimum for the group)
  • Two-hour: $7 per student - ($63 minimum for the group)

Museum Explorations Fee

  • $7 per student - ($63 minimum for the group)

Self-guided Visit Fee

  • $2 per student, No minimum

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Chaperones

For every 7 students, the Museum requires one chaperone, who is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones are $5 each. There is no charge for teachers.