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:

We are offering a limited number of free Guided Visit + Studio programs for NYC Public Schools for the duration of Vida Americana. Please specify in your request that you will be visiting Vida Americana to be considered for this offer.

All Other Schools:

Submit Request

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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