Plan A Field Trip


Curriculum-based school programs and tours for groups of ten or more students are scheduled Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made by a teacher or a school representative, and are required at least one month in advance; six weeks in advance for Words & Music. Please note that all programs have a minimum and maximum number of students.

To make a reservation, please contact, or book online. After the Museum receives a school group reservation request, you will be contacted to confirm a date.

Program Details

Program/Tour Length Grade Level Group Size
Guided Highlights Tour 1 hour 30 mins. K – 12 10 – 80
Words and Music* 2 hours 30 mins. 3 – 12 10 – 80
Dazzling Designs* 2 hours 15 mins. K – 4 10 – 40
Making Waves At Studio B 60 mins. 6 – 12 10 – 50

*Timing includes Guided Highlights Tour

For information on any program, please visit Program Offerings.

School Group Admission

School Type School Location Price per student*
  Title I $5.00
  Non-Title I $7.00
  College $11.00


Title I  $9.00
Non-Title I $15.50
College $15.50

*School visits must be booked by a teacher. Professional Tour Operators will be directed to the Group Sales Department.

All prices subject to change. Payment can be made in advance or on the day of the visit.

**Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson

Special Program Pricing

Riders in the Sky, Bill of Rights: the Remix!, and All Access are $3 per student. Non-Title I schools are charged a material fee of $1 per student for Dazzling Designs. String City is free.

Arts Access Fund

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Arts Access Fund subsidizes the cost of field trips to the Museum and fees for distance-learning programs for K-12 schools with demonstrated need. Subsidies are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds are available, with priority given to Title I schools. Please see the Arts Access Fund Application for eligibility details and to apply for funding.

Financial assistance may also be available through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Student Ticket Subsidy, which supports artist fees, tickets, and transportation so that Tennessee public school students can experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines, and artists. For details, please visit Student Ticket Subsidy.

Lesson Plans & Student Resources

Please visit our Teachers Resources section for lesson plans to use prior to bringing your students to the Museum.

Chaperone Requirements

A minimum of one adult chaperone and a maximum of two adult chaperones per every ten students is required for all school programs. Additional chaperones may attend by purchasing adult general admission. Students are divided into small groups for museum 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. 


Please email our school programs team at


What is the price of admission for school groups?
Admission varies by school type and location. Metropolitan Nashville Public School students receive free admission for group visits. Specific pricing information can be found on the top of this page. Payment can be made in advance or on the day of the visit.

How many students can we bring?
There is a maximum number of students for each specific program. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum School Programs page to learn more.

Where should the bus driver park?
Buses are able to drop off students in front of the building on Demonbreun Street. After dropping off, bus parking is available at Nissan Stadium, in Lot R. For Historic RCA Studio B parking information, please contact

Where should cars park?
There are several paid lots located around the Museum. The Music City Center and the Hilton Hotel are both across the street from the Museum and offer paid parking. Visit for additional options.

What types of tours do you offer?
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers several tour options and accompanying programs. Teachers should select the program that is most appropriate for their students. Browse a full list of Student Programs.

How long does the tour last?
Tours and programs range in length from ninety minutes to two and a half hours. For information on specific programs, click here.

Can we bring cameras?
You may take pictures, but must turn off the flash while in the exhibit. Video is not permitted in the galleries.

Can we purchase box lunches?
Box lunches are available to school groups. For information, please call 615-416-7737.

Do you have any opportunities for professional development?  How much does it cost?
Free professional development workshops assist teachers in preparing students for participating in our various school programs. Most workshops are scheduled on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, contact

Do you have any opportunities for homeschool families?
Homeschool groups of ten or more students may participate in any of our school programs. Homeschool families that do not meet this minimum are encouraged to participate in program-specific Homeschool Days. For information on our offerings for homeschoolers, please visit our Homeschool Programs page.