Plan a School Group Visit
Most school programs and tours for groups of eight or more students are scheduled twice daily, 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The museum is closed Tuesdays in January and February. Reservations are required at least one month in advance, and six weeks in advance for Words and Music. Please note: all programs have a maximum number of students.
To make a reservation, please contact the Reservation/Call Center, 800-852-6437 (locally 615-416-2001) or book on-line. After the museum receives a school group reservation request, a confirmation letter is sent, along with a Teacher's Resource Guide of pre- and post-visit classroom lessons. For more program details, please contact the school programs coordinator, 615-416-2088.
Admission is $3.95 per student when visiting with a group. Metro Nashville Public School students receive free admission for group visits. Two adult chaperones per every ten students are admitted free. Any additional adults are expected to pay the standard $22.00 admission and are not guaranteed a tour guide. Payment can be made in advance or on the day of the visit.
Bus stipends are available to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools with priority given to Title I. Stipend funds are limited and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the school programs manager at 615-416-2088. Made possible by a generous gift from Ms. Connie Dean-Taylor in honor of her father, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean, and the Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum requires one adult chaperone for every ten students. Students are divided into small groups for the tours, and chaperones must remain with the groups at all times. It is the responsibility of the chaperones to maintain orderly student behavior and to assist the tour guide. Two adullts per every ten students is the maximum number of chaperones. Any adults above this number are expected to pay the standard $19.99 admission and are not guaranteed a tour guide.
Teachers are welcome to lead students independently through the exhibits. However, one chaperone is required for every ten students. A self-guided tour booklet for teachers will be sent with the confirmation letter for groups touring independently and is also available at the museum's information desk.
Bus parking is available on the 5th Avenue side of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on a first come, first served basis. Paid parking lots are located directly behind the museum and across fifth Avenue. Parking fees in these lots vary. For Studio B parking information, please contact the Studio B manager, 615-242-5167.
Low-cost box lunches prepared by The Grill are available to school groups. To learn more, click here. For information, please call The Grill's group sales representative, 615-291-8403.
Education Programs and Tours
The Museum offers many options for school groups. For more information on any program or package, click on the package names below or visit School Group Programs and Tours.
Educators are welcome to lead students independently through the exhibits. However, one chaperone is required for every ten students. A self-guided tour booklet for teachers is sent with the confirmation letter of groups touring independently and are also available at the museum's information desk.
||Length||Grade Level||Max. Number of Students|
|Guided Highlights Tour||1 hour 30 minutes
||K - 12||70|
|Words and Music
||2 hours 30 minutes
||4 - 12||70|
|Cool Costumes||2 hours 15 minutes
||K - 4||40|
|Studio B Workshop||2 hours||6- 12||30|
|Shapes, Soundholes, and Strings||1 hour 30 minutes||k-6||70|
|Family Tradition||2 hours||3-12||50|
Lesson Plans & Student Resources
Teachers, please visit our Teachers Resources section for lesson plans to use prior to bringing your students to the Museum.
Words & Music is made possible by The Country Music Association Endowment for Words & Music. The Words & Music Teacher's Guide was funded by The ASCAP Irving Caesar Fund and Ford Motor Company Fund. Additional support for school programs is provided by the Memorial Foundation and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The education programs of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are funded in part by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and from the Tennessee Arts Commission, through an agreement with the National Endowment for the Arts.