Group Reservations

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.

School Groups

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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
Group Size: 60 students is the maximum number allowed to enter at one time. No more than 4 adults per group of 20 students.

As of January 1, 2017, the price is as follows:

Cost:

NYC Public SchoolsFREE
NYC Private Schools$225(per group of 20 students)

$335(21–40 students)

$445(41–60 students)
Outside NYC Schools$250(per group of 20 students)


Guided Visit + Studio Art Workshops for School Groups

This program features a one-hour and ten-minute Guided Visit and a one-hour art-making workshop in the Hearst Artspace that explores materials and experiments with artistic processes. 

Group Size: 30 students is the maximum number allowed to enter at one time. One chaperone per 10 students is required.

Cost:

NYC Title 1 Public Schools           $125
NYC Non-Title 1 Public Schools

$225
All Other Schools

$425

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Camp Groups

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Guided by Museum educators, tours for K-12 camp groups use works of art in the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions to create a forum for ideas, debate, and exchange.

The Whitney Museum's camp group tours will begin Monday, July 10 and will run until Friday, August 18. Please check back starting in mid-August to arrange for K-12 Guided Visits for the fall.

In a one-hour and ten-minute-long thematic gallery tour, 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
Group Size: 20 students per group; 40 students is the maximum number allowed to enter at one time. Each group of 20 students may be accompanied by no more than FOUR adults, including teachers.

Cost:

NYC campsPer group of 20 students     $225

21-40 students

$335
Outside NYC campsPer group of 20 students

$250

We have a limited number of reduced price visits for New York City non-profit community organizations.  Please fill out this form if you think your organization might qualify.

Guided Visit + Studio Art Workshops for Camp Groups
This program features a one-hour and ten-minute Guided Visit and a one-hour art-making workshop in the Hearst Artspace that explores materials and experiments with artistic processes. 

Group Size: 30 students is the maximum number allowed to enter at one time.  Students may be accompanied by no more than FOUR adults, including teachers. 

Cost:          

Per group of 20 students


$335
21-30 students


$425




Submit Request

Private Tours and Non-Guided Visits

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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.


  • Groups wishing to purchase general admission tickets without a guided tour must submit a reservation request at least one month in advance to receive reduced rates and express admission. 
  • Premium Tours provide access to the Museum on Friday mornings, 9–10:30 am, before the Whitney opens to the public. 
  • Teachers wishing to lecture a college or university class must request a lecture badge.
  • Spanish-language tours of the 2017 Whitney Biennial are available by request.

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: 10–25 people constitute a group. Special arrangements may be made for larger groups upon request.

The following prices take effect July 1, 2016:

Group (10+)                          $20 per adult, $16 per senior or full-time college/university student, $9 per high school student*
Tour (one hour)
Group admission + $200 per Teaching Fellow**
Tours (1.5 hour)
Group admission + $250 per Teaching Fellow**
Premium Hours
$1,200 per tour group (Friday mornings only)
Lecture Badge
$30 (includes instructor admission)

*Free for NYC Public School students

**Up to 20 guests per tour

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Access and Community Tours

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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.

We offer:

  • Accessible, conversational tours
  • Optional hands-on art-making workshops
  • Multisensory, multimodal gallery experiences
  • Verbal description and touch tours
  • Tours in American Sign Language 
  • Tours for English language learners
  • Assistive listening devices 
  • Manual wheelchairs and gallery stools
  • Pre- and post-visits available

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.

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