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. Choose a Guided Visit or add on a Studio Art Workshop.

Submit a reservation request at least one month in advance. 

Guided Visit

  • 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
  • Size: seventy-five students is the maximum number allowed to enter at one time; no more than four adults per group of twenty-five students
  • We offer Guided Visits in Spanish, subject to availability

NYC Public Schools:

All Other Schools:
$225 per group of 25 students
$335 (26-50 students)
$445 (51-75 students)

Free Guided Student Visits for New York City Public and Charter Schools are endowed by The Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation.

Guided Visit + Studio Art Workshops

  • One-hour and ten-minute Guided Visit, plus a one-hour art-making workshop in the Hearst Artspace that explores materials and experiments with artistic processes
  • Visits are offered twice daily, from 10:15 am to 12:45 pm and from 12:45 pm to 2:55 pm
  • Size: a maximum of thirty students may be scheduled for this program. No more than four adults per group of fifteen students.
  • Visits are also offered in Spanish

NYC Public Schools:

All Other Schools:

The main entrance of the Museum is accessible with elevator access to all floors. All gender restrooms are available on floors -1, 3, 5, and 8. Service animals welcome. Please come fragrance free. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.



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