K-12 School Groups

The CMA's education programs are recognized for their curriculum-based approach. See all of our programs for K-12 students.

Interactive gallery tours based on the museum's art collection or temporary exhibitions can be combined with hands-on creative projects in the studios. All school groups, including self-guided groups, must have a reservation.

School Group Tour Guidelines

  • School group pricing is only available during the week (Tuesday through Friday)
  • $5 per person | $3 per person (Richland County Schools)
  • Required number of chaperones free (one adult per 10 students); $10 extra per chaperone
  • Minimum of 10 students
  • $35 non-refundable reservation deposit fee
  • Please book at least 2 weeks prior to your visit

Boyd Plaza, in front of the museum, is a lovely spot for enjoying bag lunches on sunny days. Finlay Park, located one block from the museum, is also a great location.

School tours are supported by Aflac.

Renovations are Underway, But the CMA is Open

The CMA is undergoing extensive renovations to provide more galleries, more studios, more spaces for programs, and a new entrance on Main Street. To protect the art from construction, the upstairs collection galleries are closed through fall 2018. In the meantime, we will remain open throughout the entire process with a full schedule of exhibitions and programs on the first floor. Have questions? Give us a call at 803-799-2810.