Bring your class field trip, daycare, family reunion, business organization or other group to Watermark for a guided tour! Our Education Coordinator Jill Oakes will guide you through each gallery and give a short presentation on the work displayed.
Tours typically last between 45 minutes to one hour. These tours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 5 pm.
Groups should not exceed 45 people per tour, so larger groups will be divided into multiple tours.
Guided tours are free, but registration is required. Email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org for available booking times. All requests for tours must be received two weeks prior to your preferred date.
Tour + Activity
Interested in adding an art project or activity to your tour? Jill will lead each group in a hands-on project that coordinates with one of the current exhibits. Cost to add an activity is $45/group for up to 25 participants, plus $5 for each participant exceeding 25. You must request the activity when you register your group.
Self-guided tours: While groups have always been welcome to do their own self-guided tour, Watermark strongly advises that groups of over 10 people use our guided tour services.
Cancellation Policy: Watermark staff work hard to arrange these free tour opportunities. We ask that you respect their schedule and effort by arriving on time and giving 24-hour notice for cancellations.
We love having schools and daycares tour the art center! However, there are additional logistics necessary to make these events an enjoyable and worry-free experience:
- Chaperones. One adult chaperone is required per tour group. An additional chaperone is required for every 10 children. (i.e. 10 students = 2 chaperones, 20 students = 3 chaperones, etc.) If you have trouble finding chaperones, please let us know and we will try find local volunteers to assist.
- Gallery Etiquette. Every Watermark tour begins with a required Gallery Etiquette overview. It is recommended you go over these rules with your students before arriving at the gallery, as well. A printable handout can be found here.
- Content Preview. As an art center with multiple galleries, Watermark occasionally exhibits artwork with challenging content that you may deem inappropriate for young visitors. While we leave this judgement to your discretion, we do suggest you preview our galleries before scheduling a tour with your students.