Virtual School Tours

Experience the extraordinary collections of the Carlos Museum virtually! Our virtual tours provide an interactive way for students to engage with art objects across collections through standards-aligned themes and topics. All our virtual tours are inquiry-based, occur in real-time, and are facilitated by museum educators, providing teachers and students with opportunities for interaction, connection, and reflection.

"As a teacher of ancient civilizations to elementary students, I was very excited to learn of the Ancient Egypt Hieroglyphs virtual tour offered by the Carlos Museum. In lieu of our yearly field trip to the Carlos to see the actual exhibit (which is extraordinary), my class was treated to an excellent interactive virtual presentation by a member of the education department staff. Her knowledge of hieroglyphs, combined with her enthusiasm for teaching, made the "tour" come alive for my students! With paper and pencil in hand, they gained a more in-depth understanding and appreciation for this ancient form of picture writing thanks to the thoroughly researched and lively virtual tour!"

-Diana Hayes, 5th-grade teacher

Program Details

Virtual tours are available Tuesday—Friday, 8 AM—noon.
When registering for your tour time slot, select the hour within which your virtual tour will begin. For example, if your class period begins at 8:17 a.m., please select an 8:00 a.m. time slot, and note the desired tour start time when registering. If you would like to schedule a virtual tour at a day or time other than those offered, please email Katie Ericson at kericso@emory.edu, we are happy to work with you! 

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Length
Tours last approximately 45-minutes each.


Fee

Title I School 
(fewer than 50 students)
FREE
Title I School  webinar
(more than 50 students)
FREE
Non-Title I School 
(fewer than 50 students)
$100
Non-Title I School Webinar
(more than 50 students)
$150
Homeschool Group
(fewer than 50 students)
$100

 

Delivery and Set-up

All virtual tours will be hosted on a video conferencing platform co-hosted by the primary teacher. Zoom is preferred, but not required.
Teacher attendance is required throughout the virtual tour.


Technology Set-up Session 

Teachers are encouraged to complete a 15-minute technology set-up session one week prior to their scheduled tour. The set-up session can help prevent any potential connectivity or compatibility issues. If a teacher opts out of the set-up session, no refunds will be issued for user issues that occur during the virtual tour. If you would like to have a technology set-up session, please note on your tour registration form 2-3 preferred times and dates for your session.

Payment

A credit card payment will be required at the time of booking. You will be provided with a confirmation email indicating that you have received and paid for your tour.
 

Cancellation Policy
72-hours notice is required for tour cancellations to receive a full refund.

 

Schedule a Tour

Reservations must be completed online. Click below to check availability and book virtual tours. 

Schedule a Tour

Don't see a good fit for your class schedule? If you would like to schedule a virtual tour at a time other than those offered, please reach out; we are happy to work with you! 

For additional information or questions about programs, scheduling, policy, or cost, please email Katie Ericson at kericso@emory.edu.  

Tours

 

Jaguar vesselAnimals in Art | Grades K–5 (Visual Art, Science, ELA) 

Explore animals in the Carlos collections to learn how artists throughout time and across cultures have been keen observers of nature, how different cultures experienced animals in their daily lives, and how they reimagined them in works of art. Students are encouraged to make observations and inferences that foster visual literacy; and identify key characteristics of the animals represented. 

Georgia Standards of Excellence

 

 

 

Tiberius

Ars Longa Vita Brevis | Grades 6 - 12 

Since “art is long and life, short” seize the day and learn more about the people of ancient Rome! Classical visual culture can show us how people dressed and behaved, and even shed light on their values and philosophies. Bring history to life as we explore how women, enslaved individuals, freedmen, farmers, emperors and more were represented in works of art across the Roman empire.  

 

 

 

 

Conservator with microscopeScience of Art Conservation | Grades 4–12 (STEAM)

Learn to think like a conservator, understanding the real-world questions and problems that museums confront when working with material that can be thousands of years old. This interactive tour examines three major areas on which conservators focus: research, treatment, and prevention.

Georgia Standards of Excellence

 

 

 

HieroglyphsHieroglyphs at the Carlos | Grades 3–8 (ELA, Visual Art)

5,000 years after they were developed by the ancient Egyptians, hieroglyphs continue to fascinate us! Though this pictorial writing system is made up mostly of images of natural and man-made objects, it isn’t as simple as it might seem. A single hieroglyph might represent a sound, an object, or an abstract concept. On this interactive tour, students will explore hieroglyphs on carvings, decorated coffins, pottery, and even tiny amulets in the Carlos Museum’s Egyptian galleries to discover the richness of ancient Egyptians' “divine words.”

Georgia Standards of Excellence

 

 


 

 

Vessel with birdsLiving Traditions: Native North American Art | Grades 2–12 (Visual Art, Social Studies, ELA)

How were early Native North American communities impacted and inspired by their environment? How did the environment determine choice of materials and imagery? From intricate Cherokee baskets to bold Haida designs, students will examine the work of Native North American artists from the 19th century to the present and explore how contemporary artists balance tradition and innovation.

Georgia Standards of Excellence

 

 


 

Water vesselWater: The Source of Civilization | Grades 4–12 (Visual Art, Social Studies)

What can works of art tell us about a culture’s relationship to water? How have different cultures responded to the excess and scarcity of water throughout history? How does water shape social structures? What role does it play in ritual? Explore these questions through and engaging, interactive look at works of art across the collections of the Carlos Museum.

Georgia Standards of Excellence