K-12 Educators

From ancient Assyrian reliefs to portraits that chronicle American history, the Mead’s collection is a rich and accessible resource for teachers and school groups. The Mead offers popular themed tours and custom gallery experiences tailored to fit your group’s interdisciplinary interests.

Guided tours are available Tuesday through Friday mornings when Amherst College classes are in session, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tours cannot be scheduled on Mondays, when the museum is closed to the public. Weekend tours may be available if booked at least four weeks in advance. For groups of 30 or more students, please schedule more than one tour. We encourage visiting schools to rotate larger groups between the Mead and another activity at Amherst College (such as a visit to the Beneski Museum of Natural History).

Due to Amherst College's Commencement and Reunion, the Mead will not be able to offer group tours from May 17 to May 26. Please get in touch if you'd like to schedule a summer tour in June or July! 

To schedule your group’s visit, contact Keely Sarr or make a reservation through our group visit form. All group visits and guided tours are free of charge.