at the Gibbes!



The Gibbes Museum of Art is invested in promoting student education through the arts. The Gibbes offers a range of in-school and museum based programs that are tailored to meet the needs of K-12 students and teachers. Interdisciplinary in nature, these programs consider the South Carolina Learning Standards and are a rich resource for teachers and students to explore local and national art and culture from the eighteenth century to the present.

Group Tours
The Gibbes Museum is committed to enhancing school curricula through the arts. In support of that mission, the Gibbes offers specialized tours and workshops for K-12 students attending schools, camps, and community-based organizations in the Charleston Tri-County area. Addressing key themes and ideas found in the Gibbes permanent collection and traveling exhibitions, these interactive programs are designed to encourage critical thinking and visual literacy skills while addressing SC Learning Standards.

Tours can be scheduled starting at 10:00am Monday through Friday. Call 843-722-2706 ext 41 for more information or special requests.

See group tour descriptions and information

Girl Scout Group Tours

Download the answers to Gibbes on the Go puzzles (PDF)

Group Tour Request Form

Boy showing his art work

Gibbes Art to Go
Gibbes Art to Go is for any school or organization seeking a teaching artist to work on a specific project in their school. We bring art to you! Click here if you are Title One school and click here if you are not. We ask that a proposal form be sent well in advance. Please e-mail completed forms to rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 ext 41.

Girl building map

The Gibbes Museum of Art Create-A-Map is a portable map-making kit with everything your students need to create a 9x12ft. three-dimensional map of South Carolina on the classroom floor. Working in teams, students place materials from the kit onto a gridded floor cloth to define cities, regions, rivers and lakes, highways, people, state symbols, and products of the state. Incorporated into the kit are images of artwork from the museum.

Create-A-Map is especially suited for grades 3 8 and works well with up to 30 students at a time. The interactive experience combines geography, social studies, history, art, mapping skills, and teamwork. It takes approximately 50-60 minutes to complete the project. Read more about the Create-A-Map on the museum blog.

The kit is offered to educators in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties at $40.00 for a two-week period. Create-A-Map includes the 9x12ft. floor cloth, 7 team boxes with all necessary materials, and complete instructions. It is packed in 1 rolling bin (2'6"x1'6"x1'2"). The kit can be picked up and returned to the Gibbes Museum of Art offices with advance notice. Directions will be given. To reserve this wonderful hands-on teaching tool for your classroom, please download the Create-A-Map registration form (PDF) and email your completed form to rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-772-2706 ext.41.