Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Day
African Cosmos Bridging Earth and Sky
Friday, May 1, 2015
12:00  Rotunda, Level One
The Carlos Museum presents a special three-hour event for homeschool families. 
Beginning at 12 pm families will participate in:

  • Docent guided tours of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
  • A special presentation at Emory’s planetarium designed to accompany the African Cosmos exhibition
  • A family workshop drawing inspiration from objects in African Cosmos and the movement of the stars in the night sky.
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, organized by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art explores the connections of the movement of sun, moon, stars, and other cosmic events with contemporary and traditional African arts and culture. The exhibition includes works from ancient Egypt including a mummy coffin lid, masks from the Dogon people of Mali that connect the earth to the sky in ritual dance, powerful ceremonial instruments of Shango, the Yoruba god of thunder, and a gold embellished crown and soul washers from the Akan people of Ghana. 
In addition to touring the exhibition and participating in a hands-on art-making activity, families will also visit Emory’s planetarium to view a special 40-minute program created especially to accompany the exhibition. The planetarium, one of the main features of Emory’s new Mathematics and Science Center, is a 56-seat classroom space designed for teaching and hosting special events that celebrate the cosmos. When the house lights go down, it’s a place to sit back and imagine that the 35-foot domed ceiling above is taking you on a voyage to see constellations, the phases of the moon, planets, and the Milky Way. 
For ages 6 to 16 years. Fee:  $10 for Carlos museum members; $12 for non-members.  Payment and registration must be made in advance.
Space is limited.  Please register by contacting Ana Vizurraga
How to Schedule a Tour for Your Homeschool Group

The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes homeschool school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.

To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to or by fax to 404-727-4292.
After typing information into the form please click the Save button at the end of the form.
Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submitting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.
Group Size: Maximum number is 65 students per hour. Grade levels larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours.
Length of Tour: 50 minutes.
Chaperones: One per every ten students required.
Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $7 each.
Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.
Directions: Directions to the Museum and Parking Information.
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