TO THE STUDENTS:
What to know before YOUR VISIT TO THE MUSEUM
When you arrive, the first thing to do in a museum is to RELAX. You are here to listen, to have a good time, and most importantly, to learn. You are lucky that you have teachers and/or parents who will bring you on this special trip to see the things you have learned about during your Art-To-Go visits this year!
While you are inside the museum, please be sure to use a MUSEUM VOICE (meaning a quiet one) but do not be afraid to ask questions.
2. BE PATIENT.
On your tour, you may not be able to see the entire museum. This is because the OJAC has so many wonderful exhibits and objects. We want you to learn something about a smaller group of objects so that you can come back again to see more with your family or friends this summer!
PLEASE STAY WITH YOUR GROUP AT ALL TIMES.
Sometimes it is cold in a museum, so you might want to wear a shirt with sleeves. Museums keep their temperatures low because it is good for the art.
4. TOUCHING/ TAKING PICTURES.
No touching inside the museum!
We keep this rule in place because we love our artifacts and artwork. Touching works of art leaves fingerprints, dirt and many other things that slowly build up over time and damage the object.
If you have a cell phone, you can take a picture of an artifact/ artwork but you may not use flash! Also, if you see a little picture of a camera with a line through it- that means that you may not photograph that object.
5. PLEASE ASK!
If you have a question, please raise your hand and ask the museum teacher-- just as you would in your classroom. If you have a bathroom emergency- please quietly let your chaperone know.
We are so glad you are visiting the Old Jail Art Center!
Please come back this summer and see new exhibits (we hang new art on the walls each February, June and September!)
Bring your family and friends. The museum is always FREE and fun!