Guided visits allow students to form meaningful connections across academic disciplines through close observation and interactive garden and gallery experiences. Led by trained volunteers, these tours encourage creative and critical thinking while addressing various learning styles.
Guided school visits are FREE to groups in Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama. School groups from other areas of the country are charged a fee. The tours are presented appropriately for each group’s grade level and subject area, and are aligned with the Tennessee Curriculum Standards. Cheekwood requires a minimum of 12 students and no less than 2 weeks’ notice for guided tours.
Self-Guided visits allow you to design your students’ experience at Cheekwood. Art, science, history, math, and language arts can be explored throughout the gardens and galleries. To make the most of your self-guided visit, take advantage of the many teaching resources available on our website.
Call in advance and an Education and staff member will be happy to discuss areas and exhibitions appropriate for your curriculum topic. Self-guided school tours are FREE, but reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Temporary Exhibition Tours
There is always something new to discover at Cheekwood. Visit one of the many exciting and educational temporary exhibitions.
Scheduling Your School Tour
Visit Cheekwood today! Follow these simple steps to schedule your school tour.
Make the most of your tour by reviewing these procedures and guidelines before arriving at Cheekwood.