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Cheekwood offers an array of opportunities for home school students in both the Museum of Art and the Botanical Garden.


Wednesday, August 24


10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join other home school families for a day of educational fun at Cheekwood! Enjoy a garden tour, visit the museum, and participate in art & garden activities. Groups are welcome to picnic at Cheekwood during the day.

Activities at a Glance:

Visit our exhibitions with interactive tours of Steve Tobin: Southern Roots, International Playhouses, or American Artists at Home and Abroad! The Herb Society will be joining us again this year with enriching activities in the Herb Garden. Additionally, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film will be leading an art activity on book binding throughout the day.

Admission is FREE for home school students. Accompanying adults will pay the following rates:

Early Bird Online Registration (ends August 8): $12

Advance Online Registration (ends August 23): $14

At the Door: $16

Still have questions? Send an email to Brooke Griffith, School & Outreach Program Manager at


Museum of Art and Botanical Garden Tours

• Self-Guided Tours: Home School Groups are welcome to take self-guided tours at any time. Groups must have a minimum of 20 students or more to receive the home school rate. Reservations for self-guided tours are required to be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled visit.

• Guided Tours: Cheekwood requires a minimum number of 20 students for guided tours. Guided tours must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance of the scheduled visit.

To schedule your visit to Cheekwood, please fill out and submit this form here.

Cheekwood offers a variety of resources and teacher guides to help make the most of your visit. Please visit our Resource materials page for a full list of these materials.

For home school groups of 20 students or more admission is FREE. Accompanying adults are $13 each.

To receive the discounted $12 group rate per adult, a final count of accompanying adults and payment must be submitted one week prior to the scheduled tour date. Additional adults will be charged standard admission rates of $15 per person.

Payment in full is required one week prior to your tour date. Cheekwood accepts checks made payable to Cheekwood, cash, and all major credit cards. A 25% non-refundable deposit of your tour’s total balance is necessary to hold a tour reservation and must be provided upon booking. No refunds are given if cancellation occurs less than one week prior to your scheduled tour date.

We offer family memberships so you may regularly move your classroom outdoors and utilize Cheekwood’s vast resources in your home school curriculum.

Late Arrivals
Cheekwood cannot guarantee a guided tour for groups that arrive more than 30 minutes after their scheduled tour time. However, if you are delayed, we will try to accommodate your group with a self-guided tour.

We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your schedule tour time for parking and check-in.

For additional questions and information:
Meghan Lamb I Tour Program Manager
615-353-6971 |



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