Chaperone Guide

Chaperones are essential to the success of a group's visit to the museum. Here are some handy tips to share with chaperones. This information is also included in a small brochure that can be downloaded and printed here Chaperone Guide

Being a Chaperone

  • Please ensure that you and your group of students (10 students or fewer per chaperone) stay together during your time in the museum. This includes the Museum Store.
  • Chaperones are responsible for keeping track of each student in their group.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the proper behavior of their groups and should help the students respect museum rules and policies.
  • Work with the students in your group as part of the program or lesson activities, but resist the temptation to supply students with answers.

Helpful Hints

  • Learn the names and faces of the students in your group and make sure they know your name.
  • Study the museum map and be aware of your group's schedule.
  • Talk to the teacher so you know which exhibit and experiences the teacher wishes the students to have during their visit.
  • Make sure you know the time and place to meet for lunch and departure.
  • Keep your group in one exhibit area at a time.
  • If you have questions, ask a museum staff person or designated volunteer for help.
  • Follow all instructions provided by museum staff and volunteers.
  • Have fun!

Student Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Students must stay with their chaperones at all times while in the museum and Museum Store.
  • Please do not run, eat, use loud voices, push, fight, or throw things.
  • Please do not touch unless signs, museum staff members or designated volunteers let you know it's ok to touch.
  • Use the stairs. The elevator is reserved for people pushing strollers or visitors with disabilities.
  • Do not open alarmed emergency doors unless it is an emergency.

Behavior

In the instance of disruptive behavior:

  • Teacher and or chaperone will be approached to resolve the situation.
  • If the behavior persists, the museum reserves the right to ask student(s) to leave the museum.