Group Visits & Field Trips

Guided Exhibition Visits for Groups of 4+

Bring your friends and family for a Guided Group Visit at Gadsden Arts! You will enjoy a fun and inspiring conversation about art on view, and learn something new! Request an exhibition-inspired art activity as part of your art experience! Bring your own snacks and drinks, or order in lunch, and after your guided visit, relax with your group in our Bates Community Room - great for book clubs, touring groups, or family outings! 
FREE with the price of admission

Call 850.627.5023 for reservations or more information.

Admissions waivers available for groups for which admission would be a barrier to attendance.

Tour Admission Waiver Form.

School Field Trips

Gadsden Arts invites educators to engage students in curriculum topics through art. Each school tour is led by an experienced docent and explores the galleries, teaching students to examine art critically followed by a hands-on activity. Exhibitions change quarterly so we recommend reviewing the current exhibitions before scheduling a tour. If you would like to schedule a school tour, please review the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting our Museum Educator, Sarah Black-Sadler at 850-627-5023.

Please contact us for tour scheduling. Tour group capacity and mask requirements are subject to change with COVID-19 conditions.  

Spring 2022 Resources

For the Spring of 2022, Gadsden Arts is delighted to present Masters of American Photography, an exhibition featuring an impressive range of iconic images by giants in the photographic canon such as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and many more. The works on view encompass portraiture, landscape, still life, and cultural history, dramatically presenting students with a glimpse into American life and art-making during this period. 

Gadsden Arts uses inquiry-based touring techniques that encourage students to examine the meaning behind art, making connections to reading comprehension, and growing skills in critical thinking, creativity, and empathy. Download the Student Learning Guide for sample lessons, as well as information on curriculum correlates. They are aligned to Sunshine State Standards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are field trips free?

Yes! Field trips are offered free of charge to students, teachers, and chaperones. However, we are an independent non-profit and accept donations. 

How long are field trips?

Most field trips are 90 minutes, with tours of multiple galleries, and an art project. Tour length can be customized. 

How many students can I bring?

Typically, one school group of 60 students is permitted in the museum at one time. However, you can schedule back-to-back tours for up to 180 students in one day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact staff regarding capacity limits before scheduling your tour, as they are subject to change with the changing COVID conditions. 

When should I schedule my field trip?

Please schedule field trips at least 2 weeks in advance. The earlier, the better! 

How many chaperones do I need?

One adult is required for every 10 children. For pre-K groups, two adults for every 10 children is recommended. 

What should I do before my field trip?

  • Be sure to confirm your student count with our staff. 
  • Review the pre-tour activities. Do them with your students as you are able.
  • Review the gallery rules. 

Who should I contact to schedule a field trip?



(850) 627-5023

Student Art Exhibitions & Competitions 

Gadsden Arts is delighted to share art by students in our community in our ArtZone. Teachers can request to exhibit their students' art or to learn about upcoming student competitions by contacting Museum Educator, Sarah Black-Sadler,