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.
Please note: Registration for private tours of the 2017 Whitney Biennial will open on Monday, January 2, 2017. Non-guided group visits throughout spring 2017 may be reserved at this time.
Phone and email requests will not be honored. Large groups without prior reservations may be denied admission.
For more information please download the Group Visit Policies below, or contact GroupTours@whitney.org.Group Visit Policies
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 2016–2017 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 school groups, and can focus on the collection or on temporary exhibitions.
Please note: All school visits must be requested at least four weeks in advance.
Guided Visit + Studio Art Workshops for School Groups
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.
The following prices take effect July 1, 2016:
**Up to 20 guests per tour
A limited number of free or reduced-cost guided group tours are available for not-for-profit community-based organizations and groups of people with disabilities. Programs are customized to meet the specific needs of each group with the goal of providing inclusive and accessible art experiences.
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: Eligible groups will receive a free guided tour. Other groups may reserve a guided or non-guided visit at our regular rates.Submit Request