Student Programs at the MSV


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley offers unique opportunities for student, scout, and homeschool groups of all ages. Discussion-based tours can focus on Art, History, the Gardens, or have a mix of all three. In addition to gallery and garden tours, your field trip to the MSV can include one of our programs (listed below) with age-appropriate hands-on activities. For groups unable to visit the MSV, we also offer outreach programs, interactive virtual tours, and online resources.

Our galleries and offerings are always changing. The Shenandoah Valley Gallery focuses on the history of the valley and the people and cultures which shaped it. A variety of traveling art exhibitions and pieces from the MSV collections rotate through the Changing Exhibitions and Founders Galleries.



Fees and Other Tour Information


Fees

Student tours and outreach programs: $3 per person (students and chaperones)
Teachers and group leaders: free
Virtual Student Tours: $1 per student ($25 minimum)

Materials

Some programs may require an additional materials fee. Assistance may be available for schools with demonstrated need.

Lunches

Student groups are welcome to bring a sack lunch when visiting the MSV.

Student Tour Request Form Submissions

After you submit the Student Tour Request Form, a staff member will contact you to answer any questions, confirm your request, and provide information about your upcoming program. Please allow two business days for a response.

Student Tour Request Form

Please fill out and submit this form if you are interested in scheduling a student tour. *Please request programs 30 days in advance.*



























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Outreach Programs


Challenges getting your students to the MSV? Let us bring an outreach program to your classroom! Our educators are ready to bring touchable objects from Shenandoah Valley education collection to your classroom to discuss the people and cultures who settled and shaped the valley. Several of the popular programs listed above can be brought for outreach as well.



Interactive Virtual Tours


Join our museum educators for an interactive virtual tour in the MSV Galleries. Students will be able to ask and answer questions while seeing current exhibitions in the gallery space from their classroom or while learning remotely. Programs are currently available through Zoom or in your Google meeting.



Online Resources


We offer a variety of digital resources for student learning. Submit a completed Student Tour Request Form for information and to access online resources for your students.

Activity Sheets and Videos (1st – 5th grade)

  • What is a museum
  • Quilts of the Valley
  • Plants and Art
  • Glen Burnie House
  • Keeping food safe
  • Kitchen life

Primary Resources (6th – 12th grade)

  • Letters from founding fathers to James Wood
  • Letters from the Wood family
  • Letters regarding slavery in the Valley
  • Land survey completed by James Wood