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1500 East Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
P 704-866-6900
F 704-866-6041
Teacher Checklist
Thank you for considering The Schiele Museum for your field trip. Here are a few tips to help make everything go smoothly, from planning to visiting.
Selecting a Date
Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance. Check your school calendar to avoid conflicts such as teacher workdays, holidays, etc. Have at least two alternate dates in case your first choice is not available.
Spring and fall are busy times at the museum. Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible.
Making a Reservation
Eliminate phone tag! Our group appointment phone line is very busy. Save yourself time and frustration by registering online or by faxing the registration form to 704-836-0034.
Please keep in mind, submission of the registration form does not guarantee the dates you have requested or complete the reservation process. Once you have submitted your request, a representative will check the availability and contact you within 48 hours, confirming your date.
Information needed to make a reservation:
  • Your Name
  • Your Contact Information
  • School Name
  • School Address
  • School Phone
  • School Fax
  • Grade Level
  • Number of Students
  • Number of Adults
  • Program Request
  • Date(s) of Visit
  • Optional Dates
  • Estimated Arrival Time
Once the scheduling process is complete, a confirmation with your group's contact information and programs booked will be mailed to you. Please review the information carefully to be sure your reservation meets your expectations.
Please bring your program confirmation with you the day of your visit.
Adult Chaperones
We recommend two teachers for every 25 students. Teachers are admitted FREE. Any additional adults arriving with the group will be charged the student program fee.
The Schiele has a small area near the parking lot for picnicking. If your group is larger than 25, you might consider a trip to Lineberger Park for lunch. No reservations are needed. Lineberger Park has covered shelters and is two blocks west of The Schiele Museum on Garrison Boulevard.
For your convenience, the Schiele Museum Store offers lunch packs for your group from KFC at $4.50 each. You are welcome to use the picnic tables at the museum or take your lunches to Lineberger Park. Prices for lunch packs vary. Contact Nancy Hagerman at 704-866-6924 for more information.
Please reserve your lunches at least five days prior to your visit.
Bus Drop Off and Parking
After arriving at the main parking lot, the driver should keep to the right until reaching the unloading area near the museum entrance to unload the students. After unloading, the buses should pull to the back of the lot and park in the designated area.
Buses may pull up to the curb to load students after their visit, or you may have your class walk across the parking lot to the bus.
On busy days, your driver may be asked to use the bus lot located 1/2 block west on Garrison Boulevard. Please unload your students near the main entrance prior to parking.
The Schiele Museum Store
A souvenir from the Schiele Museum Store can increase the value of your students' visit! We carry a wide assortment of items, including toys, books, science projects and educational curiosities. The Schiele Museum Store also carries products, supplies and hard-to-find items for classroom projects. Teachers receive a 10% discount on educational products. Give us a call when you are planning activities, and we will assist you with all your needs.
Maximize Your Time!
Teachers can order Explorer Packs from the Schiele Museum Store that are packaged and ready for you to pick up at the end of your visit. Packs complement the programs and exhibits and help to provide continual learning long after your visit. Explorer Packs range in price. Please call the Schiele Museum Store at 704-866-6924 or e-mail Nancy Hagerman at least five days in advance of your trip.