take a tour

Our docent-led tours will engage your group with a personal and interactive experience of the artwork currently on display at the Museum. Tours include all-day admission and access to our galleries, Theater, Education Studio, and of course, live glassblowing in our Hot Shop. A staff member or docent will be on hand when you arrive to greet your group and orient you to the Museum.


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Daily public Tours

INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Take a guided tour of a current exhibition with a MOG docent. Daily public tours start in the Grand Hall just outside the Klorfine Gallery at 1pm each day. Reservations are not required. 


adult group tours

20-49 GUESTS: $12/person

50+ GUESTS: $10/person

20+ GUESTS WITH FUSING WORKSHOP: $41/person

SENIORS TEA AND TOUR: $12/person

Adult groups of 20 or more can schedule a tour led by a Museum docent, trained to provide an enriching experience within our galleries. Tours can be specific to an exhibition or a general tour of all of our galleries. Tours typically last about an hour and you'll want to plan on spending at least 30-45 minutes in the Hot Shop. Adult groups also have the option of adding on a hands-on fused glass workshop for an additional charge. 

Is your group 62 and older? Consider our Seniors Tea and Tour. Led by a docent through the galleries and Hot Shop, the Seniors Tea and Tour culminates with tea and cookies in our Education Studio, along with an art-making project.


college and university tours

GENERAL TOUR: $6/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

Post-secondary classes are warmly welcomed at MOG. Call today to schedule additional education support based on the content of your class, where possible.


preschool-12th grade tours

GENERAL TOUR: $6/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

TOUR WITH FUSING WORKSHOP: $26/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

SCIENCE OF ART PROGRAM: $8/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

Tours for classrooms, including homeschool groups, preschool groups, summer camps, and day cares are a great way to augment learning. All students spend time exploring the galleries with a docent, visiting the Hot Shop, and making their own works of art in the Education Studio. The experience for your students is based on the current exhibitions and connections we can make with classroom learning. Teachers may receive our Curriculum Guides to learn more about the upcoming exhibitions and lesson plans for pre/post-visit activities.

All preschool to 12th-grade tours include a hands-on workshop in the Education Studio. For an additional fee, second graders and older can participate in a fused glass workshop.

For teachers that are looking for interdisciplinary learning, we invite you to explore our Science of Art™ program for your classroom. Scientific thinking and artistic modes of thought are both based on observing the world around us and making creative solutions. Science of Art focuses on this complementary relationship as students solve real-world challenges by applying scientific and aesthetic principles.

 

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Science of Art is a multiple day, in-class program. MOG educators visit the classroom with three 50-minute lessons (two lessons prior to the field trip and one afterward). There are five units available, developed using the Next Generation Science Standards and the Washington State Arts Standards.

Science of Art: Choosing Materials (for early elementary) challenges learners to explore the physical properties of glass, metal, and wood to create a windchime or garden ornament.

Science of Art: Predicting the Pattern (for middle elementary) helps students practice critical thinking skills as they determine what will happen to the physics of spinning tops, spinning dancers, and spinning glass.

Science of Art: Under the Surface (upper elementary) explores the use of chemistry and energy in the making of glass. Students experiment to create metal oxides that are used to color glass.

Science of Art: Encoded (middle school) highlights the use of energy waves as a communications tool, and the ways that artists communicate. Because blocking thermal energy is important in the Hot Shop, students will be challenged to invent ways to interrupt those energy waves.

Science of Art: Fired Up (high school) challenges older students to apply thermodynamic principles to furnace building. How can we achieve the high temperatures we need to melt glass, while being efficient and safe?

Coming Fall 2018:

Science of Art: Designing Tools (middle school) focuses on creating a tool that can be used to form glass.


Ready to book a tour?

Email us or call 253.284.4713

 

booking DETAILS

Please contact us to schedule your tour at least 2 weeks in advance. When calling to book a tour, please have several date options in mind. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card, or purchase order. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the tour to avoid charges.