Schedule a Visit
Are you interested in scheduling an online or in-person group tour? Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
FREE tours of the Massillon Museum are available for all age levels, from kindergarten to adults! Donations to help support our Museum, no matter how large or small, are always appreciated. An art activity can be added to your tour for a minimal fee.
Museum staff and volunteers can provide a general tour of the Museum or focus on specific curriculum requirements or topics of interest for your group. Guided tours are offered throughout the week Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional times may be available after hours, on Mondays, or on weekends, by special arrangement. Please note the Museum hosts a robust number of events and tours and cannot always accommodate requested dates.
Please allow at least four (4) weeks before the date of your proposed tour and be sure to check our Current Exhibit Schedule and Upcoming Exhibit Schedule to see what will be on display when you’d like to visit. Additionally, please review the tour guidelines below
School Busing Reimbursement: Busing reimbursement will be provided to schools in which 75% of the student population qualifies for the National School Lunch Program; reimbursement is privately funded as well as grant funded, and is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as funds allow. Schools must submit an invoice to the Museum before being reimbursed.
Substitute Teacher Reimbursement: Substitute teacher reimbursement will be provided to schools in which 75% of the student population qualifies for the National School Lunch Program; reimbursement is privately funded as well as grant funded, and is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as funds allow. Schools must submit an invoice to the Museum before being reimbursed.
Ohio Arts Council Busing Reimbursement: The Ohio Arts Council’s Big Yellow Bus Program can provide school districts in Ohio up to $500 busing reimbursement with no match required. Applicants are responsible for making all transportation and destination arrangements. For more information about how to apply for Big Yellow Bus, please visit the following link: http://www.oac.ohio.gov/Portals/0/grants/2018%20Guidelines/BigYellowSchoolBusGuidelines.pdf?ver=2016-11-01-151133-967
Cancellation Policy: A 24-hour notice must be given for tour cancellation. If cancelling within 24 hours of a tour with an art project, you will be charged a fee of $50. For tour cancellation only (a tour with no art project), no fee will be assessed for the first cancellation. For a second cancellation, a $20 administrative fee will be assessed. For art project cancellation only (an art project with no tour), a minimum $25 fee will be assessed based on instructor time and the cost of supplies.
Late Arrival Policy: If your group will be late for your scheduled guided tour, please call the Museum at 330-833-4061. If your group will be late by 15 minutes or more, your tour may need to be shortened or rescheduled based on docent availability.
Schedule a tour
If you would like to bring your class or group in for a self-guided Museum visit, please be sure to call us in advance to make sure the galleries are not closed for installation and there are no special events. Please check in at the front desk to let us know how many are in your group, and review the tour guidelines below.
An exhibition-related hands-on activity can be arranged through the Education Department to enhance your guided tour or Museum visit at MassMu. We can tailor an art project to meet your curriculum needs, using themes of art, science, history, or literature.
The cost for art + history projects taking place at the Massillon Museum is $3 per Massillon City resident and $5 per non-resident. Fees for art + history projects taking place offsite vary. The Massillon Museum provides the instructor and supplies for these activities. Payment may be made in cash, check, or credit card. For questions, contact the Museum by phone 330-833-4061 or by email.
- No backpacks, headphones, food or drink are permitted in the Museum galleries. A coat rack is available in the lobby to store personal items.
- Please turn mobile phones on silent. Photography (no flash) is permitted in certain galleries.
- Please ask permission from a staff member before taking photographs.
- If you are taking notes, please use pencil while in the galleries.
- One actively engaged adult chaperone (18 and older) is needed for every 10 elementary students. One actively engaged adult chaperone (18 and older) is needed for every 15 junior high and high school students. Activity level and tour schedule may alter the chaperone numbers needed.
- Please do not touch artwork or objects in the Museum exhibits, lean against walls or Museum cases in the galleries, or run in the Museum.
- The Massillon Museum is accessible. There is a Sensory Room on the Museum's Lower Level. For more information about accessibility, please call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org/accessibility. For accommodations in advance of your visit, please email the Tour Coordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scout Badge Programs
MassMu currently offers individual components of Merit Badges for Boy Scouts. Girl Scouts can complete certain badge programs in their entirety or fulfill components of others.
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