Groups of ten or more are eligible for discounted, express admission. All group visits must be scheduled online at least one month in advance. School, corporate, and private groups may also request tours guided by Whitney educators and Teaching Fellows.
Guided by Museum educators, tours for K-12 school groups use works of art in the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions to create a forum for ideas, debate, and exchange.
The Whitney Museum is now accepting requests for school group tours through the 2015–2016 school year.
In a one-hour and ten-minute-long thematic gallery tour that builds upon classroom learning, Whitney educators introduce students to three to five works of art through discussions and activities that incorporate the artists’ voice and process. Educators engage students in exploring works of art through careful observation and discussion; helping them discover, observe, question, and understand the artistic process. Tours are tailored to meet the curricular needs and interests of participating camp groups, and can focus on the collection or on temporary exhibitions.
Guided Visit + Studio Art Workshops for School Groups
Access and Community Programs welcomes visitors of all abilities and backgrounds to experience the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions in an inclusive and accessible art environment.
Programs are taught by experienced educators and are customized to meet the unique needs of each group, enabling participants to make personal connections with the work on view and build comfort in the museum environment. We offer:
Group Size: Five to 20 participants per group; 40 participants is the maximum number allowed to enter at one time. One chaperone per 15 participants is required.
Cost: A limited number of free or reduced-cost guided group tours are available for not-for-profit community-based organizations and access groups. Other groups may visit at a cost of $200.Submit Request
With reservations, groups receive discounted admission and rapid entry. They may also request tours guided by Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, for an additional fee.
Corporate Members: Corporate Members may schedule guided group tours during Museum Hours. Corporate Members at the $25,000 level and above will only be responsible for the Teaching Fellow fee. Full fees apply for all other members and non-member corporations.
Group Size: 10–20 people constitute a group; groups of up to ten may request a Premium Tour. Special arrangements may be made for larger groups upon request.