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Guided Visits

In an hour-long thematic gallery tour that builds upon classroom learning, a Museum educator introduces students to three to five works of art through discussions and activities that incorporate the artist’s voice and process.

Students look closely at the skecthes in the Hopper Drawing exhibition, September 2013. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Fee: FREE for New York City public schools in kindergarten through twelfth grade. All other schools may visit at a cost of $200 per group.

Group Size: 25 students or less, with a 2-group limit per tour time. Detailed information on group sizes, tour dates, and tour times are on the online tour request form.

Free customized guided visits are offered to school-aged visitors with disabilities and diverse learning needs.

Learn more about our guided tour themes and how they apply to your classroom.

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Please note: Guided Visits in the Whitney’s building at 945 Madison Avenue and 75th Street will end on October 17, 2014 in preparation for the Museum’s move downtown. The new building, located at Gansevoort and Washington Streets in the Meatpacking District, will open in spring 2015.

Self-guided Tours

Self-guided tours (for high school students only) may be arranged during regular Museum hours. Self-guided visits must be scheduled in advance. For more information or to schedule a self-guided tour, go to Book a Tour.

All programs address the New York State Learning Standards and focus on school curriculum areas including art, English language arts, social studies, and technology. Programs address the New York City Blueprint for Visual Arts Strands I–IV.

Our artist-centered, inquiry-based tours and multi-part programs support classroom learning in the ways encouraged by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and develop skills in evidential reasoning, critical thinking, and public speaking. 

If you have additional questions, please email

Free guided visits for New York City Public Schools endowed by The Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation.