Preparing Your Class

The Millennium Gate Museum can accommodate up to 80 students per visit. Student trips may be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Contact the museum at least three weeks prior to your visit.


Out of respect for yourself, other visitors, and the art:

  • Keep your hands to yourself. Please keep a safe distance from art objects, walls, platforms, and cases. The oils, salts, and acids on our skin can damage works of art.
  • Food, drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the galleries.
  •  Leave lunches downstairs in the Student Center and backpacks on the bus. The Museum is not responsible for lost items.
  • Be respectful of other visitors in the Museum by using a quiet voice when walking through the galleries.
  • Make sure to only use pencils and folders in the galleries. Pens and clipboards can damage works of art.
  • Cell phones must be turned off while in the galleries.
  • Exposure to camera flashes damages works of art. Photography is permitted without flash in collection galleries; however, photography is not permitted in exhibition galleries.


  •  Ask students to write down questions they may have and bring them along so they can ask a museum Educator.
  •  Explore website to generate excitement about the trip.
  •  Suggest some books to familiarize students with World War II and art in general.
  •  Divide the class into small research groups to develop students’ roles as “specialists” on a certain topic.

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