At the Freer and Sackler Galleries, we do everything in our power to make sure that students have a positive and memorable in-gallery experience. As visitors, you, your students, and trip chaperones play key roles in making the experience the best it can be.
Teachers: Preparing for the Visit
- Please do not ask students to complete assignments during reserved tours. Docents will have activities prepared for students.
- For self-guided groups, please provide clipboards if students will be writing to discourage them from using walls and display cases as writing supports.
- All groups must provide at least one chaperone per ten students. Chaperones must remain with their assigned group at all times.
- Please familiarize yourself with the following information and share it with students and chaperones. We rely on teachers and chaperones to reinforce these guidelines during the visit to the galleries:
Keeping the Art Safe
- Food, beverages, and gum are not permitted in the museum
- Please walk—do not run—in the galleries
- Please do not lean on cases
- Use your eyes, not your hands, to examine objects on display in the galleries
- Pencils are the only writing utensils permitted in the galleries
Respecting Other Visitors
- You can speak at a regular level in the galleries, but please do not shout
- Make sure there is enough room for people to get around your group and through nearby entryways
We look forward to seeing you in the museums!