Museum and Outreach Visits
Museum staff members are not providing in-person Museum or school outreach programs at this time. We are offering self-guided Museum tours, gallery activity sheets, Zoom-based programs, and asynchronous Google Classroom activities.
Groups of 5 or more wishing to visit the Museum in person or through a Zoom program are encouraged to reserve their Museum time and Zoom time through Book Your Visit. For Staff-led Zoom Programs, we ask that you book at least 3 weeks in advance and that your group has at least 10 people.
All visitors inside the Museum must follow the University’s COVID-19 guidelines (external link) while in the building, which includes proper social distancing and mask wearing, as well as observing the new gallery occupation limits:
- Whole Museum total occupancy: 40 visitors
- American Indian Gallery: 20 visitors
- Ancient Mediterranean Gallery: 26 visitors
- Asian Gallery: 17 visitors
- European Gallery: 10 visitors
- African and Middle Eastern Gallery: 25 visitors
- Central Core: 25 visitors
For the safety of our staff and visitors, we are limiting our available resources at this time to the lesson plans and online exhibits that can be shared online. Borrowing objects through our Educational Resource Center is not available at this time.Borrow Objects Lesson Plans Online Exhibits
Visiting Artists in Schools
Traditionally, the Spurlock Museum has brought visiting ethnic and folk artists to the Champaign-Urbana area for public concerts, demonstrations, and workshops. We are pleased to announce that we have funding this year by the Illinois Arts Council Agency to continue our work with ethnic and folk artists by virtual means. Staff members are currently beginning plans for virtual programs that will support both the artists and area school children. Please contact Kim Sheahan Sanford for further information about these unique program opportunities.
For general information about the Museum’s Education Section or information not listed elsewhere on this website, contact Kim Sheahan Sanford.