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K-12 Tours

All in-person guided tours are canceled until further notice. If you're planning a visit to the museum, please refer to the information about our self-guided visits. We also offer themed virtual tours of the museum on some Saturdays. Click here to see the tour schedule. 

Virtual Visits

We are not offering in-person field trips this school year. Instead, bring the Kelsey to your classroom with a virtual visit! Virtual visits include a virtual tour with close looking at objects and an activity.

Plan Your Virtual Visit 

2021–2022

Step 1: Choose a topic or ancient civilization to explore (Archaeology, Egypt, Middle East, Greece, Rome, Ancient Writing, Special Exhibition, Custom Topic)

  • Tours take 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Our current special exhibition explores themes and artifacts that resonate with all ages: 

                Randal Stegmeyer: Exposing the Past (May 1, 2020–present)

Step 2: Choose one or more activities listed on this page. Each activity takes 30–45 minutes to complete.

  • Archaeology activities work well with most tour topics
  • Have a group of more than 30 students? Pick 2 activities or 2 tour topics — groups will rotate

Step 3: Email kelsey.ed@umich.edu to plan and reserve your virtual visit. We look forward to your visit!

Activities

  • Read and Look (Pre-K-1st)
  • Sketching in the Galleries (K-12th)
  • Burial Boxes (3rd-12th)
  • Pottery Reconstruction (1st-8th)
  • Museum Ethics and Artifacts (11th-12th)
  • Ancient Board Games (2nd-8th)
  • Making Mosaics (K-5th)
  • Reading Latin Inscriptions (8th-12th)
  • Fred the Mummy Presentation (2nd-5th)
  • Hieroglyphic Writing (1st-5th)
  • Myths and Monsters (K-5th)
  • Ancient Democracy! (5th-12th)
  • Greek Mythology through Artifacts (6th-12th) 
  • Ancient Board Games — The Royal Game of Ur (2nd-8th)

 

Other Tours at the Kelsey Museum

For more information about our other tours, please visit our Group Tours or University and College pages. 

Contact the Education Department

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, contact the Education Department at kelsey.ed@umich.edu or 734.647.4167.