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Group Reservations

guided tours for
school groups (k–12)

Elementary school students sharing their drawings with each other in the gallery, May 2013

School and educator programs use works of art in the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions to create a forum for ideas, debate, and exchange. In an hour-long thematic gallery tour that builds upon classroom learning, we introduce students to three to five works of art through discussions and activities that incorporate the artist’s voice and process.

Free for New York City public schools (K–12)
$200 per group for all other schools

Schedule a tour online

Group size is limited to twenty-five students or less, with a two group limit per tour time. For more detailed information on group sizes, tour dates, and tour times, please refer to the online tour scheduling form. This is the only way that tours may be scheduled.

If you have any questions, please email schoolprograms@whitney.org.

guided tours for
private groups

A teaching fellow leads a private tour, 2013

Private groups may request a tour of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective or American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe. All private tours are conducted by Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows, Ph.D. candidates in art history. Tours may be scheduled one month to three months in advance.

Pricing for Jeff Koons: A Retrospective:
$48 per adult ($480 minimum)
$40 for students, seniors, and members ($400 minimum)

Pricing for Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts:
$35 per adult ($350 minimum)
$30 for students, seniors, and members ($300 minimum)

Schedule a tour online

To schedule a tour, please fill out the online tour request form. This is the only way tours may be scheduled; phone and email requests will not be honored.

If you have any questions, please email privatetours@whitney.org.

A Group Tour in Jay Defeo: A Retropspective, 2013

Corporate Members of the Whitney Museum may schedule guided group tours both during regular Museum operating hours and after-hours. Many tour-related fees are waived for Corporate Members. Corporations that are not Corporate Members may only schedule tours during regular Museum operating hours. See “Guided Tours for Private Groups” above for pricing and more information.

Learn more about corporate membership

To arrange a tour or for more information about Corporate Membership, please contact the Corporate Partnerships department at  corporate_partnerships@whitney.org or (212) 570-3643.

Group Admission

Students engage in discussion in the exhibition Yayoi Kusama, 2012

Group visits to the Whitney are available at a reduced rate for high school and college students, adults, and seniors. To receive discounted group admission, groups must consist of ten or more visitors. Groups may arrive at the Museum together and then disperse throughout the galleries. Groups should complete the Group Scheduling Request Form and read the Group Visit Guidelines.

Teachers wishing to lecture their class may request a Lecture Badge. To obtain a Lecture Badge, the request must be made on the group reservation form.  To see if you qualify, please read the Group Visit Guidelines and follow the instructions. There is a $25 fee that will include the teacher’s admission.

All reservations are required and must be made one to three months in advance. The Museum reserves the right not to allow large groups into the Museum without prior reservations.

Please be aware that from May 28th through June 26, 2014, gallery floors 2, 3, and 4 will be closed for installation, and there will be limited exhibitions on view in preparation for Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. American Legends: From Calder to O’Keefe will remain on view through Sunday, June 29.  Reduced rates will apply to group visits occurring during this period. 

The Museum will begin accepting group visit requests for Jeff Koons: A Retrospective on May 26; no requests will be accepted before. Any requests previously submitted will need to be re-submitted at this time, and requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group visits are only scheduled on the half-hour and during the following times:
Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Friday, 1:30–4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am–4:30 pm

$16 for adults ($150 minimum)
$14 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and students ($100 minimum)

Personnel from other museums, high school, ICOM, AAM members, and CUNY student group tickets are free. A reservation is required in order to receive express admission. There is a $2 administrative fee per ticket.

Schedule a group tour online

Please refer to our Group Visit Guidelines prior to scheduling a group visit.

Tours can only be scheduled online; phone and email requests will not be honored.

To schedule a visit, please fill out the Group Scheduling Request Form.

For more information, please contact grouptours@whitney.org.