School tours at the Carlos Museum allow students to explore and engage with artwork from ancient Egypt, Nubia, the Near East, Greece, Rome, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Students become active participants in their own learning by examining art through a variety of lenses such as animals, belief and belonging, languages, and the scarcity or excess of water, as docent-led tours enhance students' natural sense of wonder.
More than 15,000 greater Atlanta public school students experience a Carlos Museum school tour each year—a total that can grow with the right support. In 2016, after learning from teachers that the biggest impediment to field trips is the cost of transportation, the Carlos Museum established a Bus Fund, which provides transportation stipends to Title I schools.
This Giving Tuesday, December 3, gifts to the Carlos Museum will support the Bus Fund and make possible more experiences like this one share by an elementary school teacher from Gwinnett County:
"I want to thank you for helping our elementary school visit the Carlos Museum in September. The students would not have been able to attend without . . . the transportation assistance. Students are making connections between new information and a variety of subjects such as social studies, language arts, and math. Our field trip to the Carlos Museum was the catalyst for this year-long educational journey into the ancient world!”