Plan Your School or Group Visit
From exciting school field trips that include innovative educator-led programs and inspiring self-guided visits to cutting-edge professional development opportunities, the Education Department at the Berkshire Museum is a valuable resource for educators in the Berkshires and surrounding regions, providing more than 29,000 educational experiences every year.
When visiting the Museum with your students, we recommend combining self-guided time for your students to explore the Museum, in tandem with an educator-led program. Groups must reserve at least three weeks prior to visiting.
FREE SCHOOL VISITS:
For any teacher, teaching any grade, at any school.
Thanks to the generous underwriting support of Greylock Federal Credit Union, the Beauregard Family, and our community, classes from ALL public and private schools visit Berkshire Museum free of charge!
Youth groups, scout troops, and other non-school groups may participate in our Educator-led programs and self-guide visits at a reduced price. Click here to learn more.
Let our experienced team of Museum educators introduce your students to a world of discovery. Drawing from fine art, history, and natural science collections, as well as special exhibitions, Berkshire Museum is dedicated to creating a meaningful educational experience for its young visitors. All our programs are developed with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards Initiative.
A full schedule of programs featuring inquiry-based discussions, objects from the collections, interactions with live animals, and cooperative group activities, are designed to engage participants in hands-on, minds-on experiences that delight and educate.
These programs are available for school groups, scout troops, home school groups, and groups from youth organizations.
Self-Guide in the Museum
To receive discounted admission, groups interested in seeing the Museum on their own must arrange their visit by appointment.
Special Education Programs
Call 413.443.7171 ext. 336 for information about adapting your programs for students with special needs.
Preview the Museum
Educators can visit the Berkshire Museum free of charge year-round at their convenience, and enjoy a 10% discount at the Museum Shop; just show a teacher I.D.