K-12 School Group Programs & Bus Subsidy Program

The Davis Museum offers customized K-12 school group gallery experiences during weekday open hours, Tuesday through Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Our museum education staff and specially-trained Student Guides engage students with the Davis’s distinctive permanent collections and its special temporary exhibitions through exciting dialogue-based and participatory experiences. Programs are free with advance registration (at least 2 weeks notice).  Educators are encouraged to apply for our School Bus Subsidy, generously funded by the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.

Gallery experiences are customized according to your curriculum, and cover either special exhibitions or the permanent collections. Pre- and post-visit activities may be planned upon request.  To schedule your visit or to request more information, please e-mail please contact Semente at ap120@wellesley.edu or call 781.283.2064.

With the support of the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs, made possible through the generosity of Simon Palley and Mildred Goldsmith Palley ’78, the Davis’s Bus Subsidy Program is available to defray any K-12 school’s transportation costs, but must be requested in advance along with a group reservation. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and awards are based on fund availability. 

Steps for applying for a bus subsidy:

1: Contact Semente at ap120@wellesley.edu or call 781.283.2045 to schedule your visit.

2: VISIT THE DAVIS MUSEUM with your group. We can only reimburse schools or pay bus companies AFTER your group has visited.

3: Complete the following online form.

4: Obtain an invoice from the bus company. You must submit an official invoice (or photocopy) from the bus company showing the date and cost of your school visit; it must be generated after your trip (we can’t process an estimate).

5: Signed W-9 form (ask your business office)- REQUIRED for first time subsidy requests

6: Mail/Scan/Email your paperwork to Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Attn: Semente / Bus Subsidy
Davis Museum
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
or email ap120@wellesley.edu 

□ This online form filled out - REQUIRED
□ Bus company invoice (NOT an estimate)- REQUIRED
□ Signed W-9 form (ask your business office)- REQUIRED for first time subsidy requests
Note:  We cannot accept Certificates of Exemption, Form ST-2