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 2017–2018 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.
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:
|NYC Public Schools||FREE|
|NYC Private Schools||$225||(per group of 20 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.
|NYC Title 1 Public Schools||$125|
|NYC Non-Title 1 Public Schools||$225|
|All Other Schools||$425|
Private Tours and Non-Guided Visits
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 visit the Museum 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.
- Professors wishing to lecture to their college or university students must request a lecture badge.
Corporate Members: Corporate Members at the $25,000 level and above will only be responsible for the Teaching Fellow fee for group tours during Museum hours. Full fees apply for all other members and non-member corporations.
Group Size: Groups of 10 or more people are eligible for discounted group rates. The maximum tour group size is 25 people. Larger groups will be scheduled for staggered entry times. For groups smaller than 10 wishing to schedule a private tour, group admission must be paid for 10 guests.
|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 25 guests per tour
Access and Community Tours
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.
- 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.