The Beach Museum of Art offers tours for all ages of the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours should be scheduled at least 30 days in advance by calling the Education Department at 785-532-7718 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
45-minute guided tours of the permanent collection galleries and temporary exhibitions are available Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by special request. Tours are free and there is a maximum of 60 people per tour.
Early Childhood Tours
Explore how artists use the elements of art! Each 60-minute tour includes a group story time, gallery visit, movement activities, and art project. Tours are free and available Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a maximum of 20 children per tour and one adult is required for every five children.
- a line is a dot that went for a walk
- shape shifters
- form fair
- color carousel
- texture touchy-feely
- moving through art
K-State Academic Tours
Custom designed tours of the permanent collection galleries and temporary exhibitions can be developed for specific University classes. Faculty are invited to use the exhibitions for expository writing assignments, art education and visual literacy subjects, history discussions, and other topics. Works of art from the collection can be made available in the museum’s Works Exam Room for a structured class visit. Tours of the museum and the Works Exam Room during open hours should be scheduled at least 30 days in advance of the visit.
School Tours (K-12)
The Beach Museum of Art's school-age tours correspond to the current USD 383 curriculum and Kansas and National education standards. Tours integrate social studies, language arts, math, and science. Gallery activities, discussion, and art activities are designed to help teachers provide practical application for Common Core and 21st Century Skills. Tours are free and bus funds are available for tours on a limited basis. Tour programs are generously supported by The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation, Bramlage Family Foundation, Target, and the Van Swaay Family Foundation.