Please fill out the following reservation form for K-12 school groups.

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NYC public schools please answer the following:

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Which date(s) would you like to visit the Museum? Four weeks notice is required to book guided School Programs

What time of day would you like to visit the Museum? Please check at least one

  1. Early morning (9:30–10:30 a.m.)
  2. Mid–late morning (10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
  3. Early afternoon (12:00–1:30 p.m.)
  4. Mid-afternoon (1:30–3:30 p.m.)
  5. Late afternoon (3:30–5:30 p.m.)


  1. One chaperone per ten students required

Grade of Students Please check at least one

  1. K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Special Needs

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Program Type Please check at least one

  1. Unguided — Admission only
  2. One-part — Includes one museum visit with an hour-long educator-guided tour
  3. Two-part — Includes one pre-visit, in-school lesson and one guided Museum visit (two-part programs are only available for New York City schools)
  4. Three-part — Includes two in-school lessons (pre-visit and post-visit) and one guided Museum visit (three-part programs are only available for New York City schools)
  5. Art Studio — Single visit lessons, including gallery discussion and art making, are available for interested teachers. These lessons allow students of all art-making abilities to explore a theme in the Museum's collection and enhance their understanding of concepts by creating their own works of art in the studios. Classes are three hours long and are held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including a half-hour break for students to eat their own brown bag lunch in the classroom. (Art Studio is only available for elementary and middle school students).
  6. Modern Teachers — This program is for K–12 teachers interested in leading their own classes in the Museum galleries. An orientation session is offered twice a year for teachers. Teachers must go through the orientation session in order to be eligible for this program. Available on Tuesday only

Themes for School Programs

Please select from one of the themes listed below. Unguided visits can bypass this section.

Recommended Lessons for Elementary School (Grades K–5)

  1. Characters — Explore the different decisions artists make when representing people. Students might discuss portrait attributes, symbolism, identity, or form and narrative.
  2. Spaces and Places — Discover the different ways artists represent place. Students might explore how artists create a sense of place, their environments and landscapes, or the different kinds of spaces they inhabit.
  3. Everyday Objects — Examine everyday objects used or depicted in works of art. Students might compare and contrast art and design objects and explore the concepts of form and function.
  4. Museums and Collecting: How MoMA Works — Get an inside look at how the Museum functions. Students might explore ideas around building a collection, the Museum’s architecture as part of the collection, or art installation, curatorial practice, and other Museum jobs.

Recommended Lessons for Middle and High School (Grades 6–12)

  1. Identity — Examine how art conveys identity through the lenses of symbolism, context, and students’ own perceptions of contemporary culture. Students might focus on individual and community identity, symbolism, personal environments, or memory.
  2. Narrative in Art — Discover the narrative, language, poetry, and symbols of art or focus on the interaction between literature, text, and art.
  3. Art Redefined — Explore artists’ conceptual processes and examine issues of artistic intention, interpretation, and debate while challenging different definitions of art.
  4. Materials and Process — Discuss the visual effects of artistic mediums and processes as well as innovations and variations in how they are practiced.
  5. Society and Politics — Examine specific works of art in relation to the social and political contexts in which they were created. Students are encouraged to reflect on how artists interpret and represent different experiences and events.
  6. The Modern Lens: Looking at Art from 1880 to Today — Explore the concept of modernity and the art-historical category of modernism. Students examine continuities and changes in genres such as portraiture or landscape painting over time, consider the impact of individual artistic practices, and examine social and historical contexts.

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Please understand that submitting a request for a visit is not a confirmation of your reservation. Group Services will process each request in the order received and will contact you with a confirmation number when the visit in scheduled. Four weeks notice is required to book a K–12 school visit.