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Educators

Museum and Outreach Visits

Groups of ten or more are encouraged to experience the Museum through a guided tour. These are offered Wednesdays through Fridays and must be reserved at least 3 weeks in advance. We also offer outreach programs to educational institutions within a 75-mile radius of the Museum. In addition to the traditional, staff-led outreach programs, we offer performances by visiting artists to area schools as available.

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Educator Resources

The Educational Resource Center has artifacts and related resources available
 for loan to central Illinois educational organizations. Artifacts may be borrowed individually, in geographic- or theme-related groupings chosen by the educator, or in prepared learning modules.

Lesson plans that can serve as pre- and post-visit activities are also available.

Borrow Objects Lesson Plans Online Exhibits

Additional Resources

Visiting Artists in Schools

Each year, the Spurlock Museum brings visiting ethnic and folk artists to
 the Champaign-Urbana area for public concerts, demonstrations, and workshops. When available for an extended stay, outreach programs by these artists are offered to area schools. Please contact Kim Sheahan for further information about these unique program opportunities.

Contact Us

For general information about the Museum’s Education Section or information not listed elsewhere on this website, contact Kim Sheahan.