The Learning & Engagement department of The Mint Museum offers tours to area elementary and secondary school students as well as to other groups ranging from pre-school children to senior citizens.
Docents of The Mint Museum, the volunteer members of the Learning & Engagement department, lead tours and devote time and professional expertise to help visitors understand and enjoy works in the museum collections, the buildings and the special exhibitions. A thorough training program held in weekly sessions prepares new docents with teaching skills and helps develop their knowledge of aesthetics and the Mint's collection. Lectures by staff, curators and artists are supplemented by assigned reading, workshops, observation of tours, presentation of practice tours and continuing education meetings.
Mint Docents are known for their excellence. Their enthusiasm for art and their interest in visitors endow the museum with spirit and warmth. As Mint representatives, they are trained and evaluated by professional standards.
Register now for the 2018 Docent Class
If you have interest in joining the 2018 class, please contact Joel Smeltzer .
To volunteer as a docent, download the brochure.
Art of Reading Tours
Bring your book club to the Mint’s Art of Reading Tours. Book clubs who are reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, or The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver can visit the museum for a discussion and tour to bring to life historic events, social customs, and lifestyles depicted in the books.
Book your tour today by contacting Tour Coordinator Julie Olson Anna: email@example.com or 704.337.2043
Art of Reading tours must have no less than 3 participants.
Free for museum members. Free with general admission for non-members.
For book clubs: 60- or 90-minute tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.
For individuals: public tours for each book are scheduled quarterly. Visit the museum’s Happenings calendar.
Preparing for Your Visit
All three books are available for sale in the Mint Museum Shops, where members receive a discount.