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Groups and tours

MoMA is eager to welcome private, school and university, and community groups. We offer discounted group admission rates and a wide variety of private tours to meet your groups’ needs.

Group admission

MoMA offers discounted rates for parties of 10 visitors or more. Save money, skip the line with an expedited check-in, and get a dedicated arrival time slot exclusively for your group

Adults: $20
Seniors (65 and over): $16
College students: $12
Children: $9
Students of selected colleges and universities: free

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Guided tours

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Professional art historians are available to provide guided Museum tours of the masterworks of MoMA’s collection, the Museum’s architecture and current exhibitions. Tours can be customized to focus on specific galleries, mediums, or collection areas; tours in foreign languages and tours for families and children are also available.

Tour during Museum hours
Schedule a customizable tour with a MoMA lecturer, during MoMA’s open hours.

Before- and after-hours tour
Enjoy the exclusive, intimate experience of touring the Museum without the crowds, available from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Corporate clients, especially, utilize the private before- or after-hours tours for corporate entertaining.

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Fees and booking information

Tour during Museum hours
Fees: Adults $34, seniors $30, students $26, members and Corporate Members $19, children $19, students of selected colleges and universities $14. Fees include the price of admission.

A minimum payment of $340 ($250 for MoMA Members), is required to book an hour long tour. Tours lasting longer than one hour can be arranged for an additional fee. For tours booked with less than two weeks notice, additional rush fees apply.

Before- and after-hours tour
Before-hours fees: Adults $63, members and Corporate Members $50, seniors $59
After-hours fees: Adults $75, members and corporate Members $65
Fees include the price of admission.

A minimum payment of $630 ($500 for MoMA Members) is required for a tour before Museum hours. A minimum payment of $750 ($650 for MoMA Members) is required for a tour after Museum hours. Tours lasting longer than one hour can be arranged for an additional fee. For tours booked with less than two weeks notice, additional rush fees apply.

Gift tours
Gift certificates for Museum tours are the perfect fit for any occasion. Many of our guests use them to mark a special event such as a birthday or anniversary. Gift tours are available for groups of up to ten visitors, are one hour long, include Museum admission, and are led by a knowledgeable art historian. Gift tours may take place during public or private hours, and rates vary accordingly. All gift tour certificates come in attractive packaging perfect for gift presentation.

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K-12 school groups

Integrate modern and contemporary art into your classroom with interactive gallery tours, art-making, and more. Each visit is centered around a fun, engaging theme that’s grade-level appropriate.

One part: MoMA visit
Learn about 3-4 artworks in the galleries from a MoMA educator.

Art studio
Learn about 3-4 artworks in the galleries from a MoMA educator, followed by a hands-on exploration of materials and processes.

Two-part program
MoMA will come into your classroom to teach a fun, art-themed lesson, followed by a visit to the Museum’s galleries.

Three-part program
MoMA will come into your classroom to teach 2 fun, art-themed lessons, one before, and one after your visit to the Museum’s galleries.

Unguided K-12 group admission
Enter the galleries in groups of 10 to 60 students at a dedicated arrival time slot and further discounted rate.

We will begin accepting reservations for fall and winter (November 4, 2019 to January 31, 2020) on September 16.

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Learn more about our themes

K-5 themes

Investigating Abstraction
Explore how artists use line, shape, and color to create non-representational works of art.

Characters
Explore the different decisions artists make when representing a figure as their subject. Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others through visual and situational cues.

Spaces and Places
Discover the different ways artists represent place.

Everyday Objects
Examine everyday objects used or depicted in works of art.

Museums and Collecting: How MoMA Works
Get an inside look at how MoMA functions and the choices that are made about what we see and experience in the galleries.

6-12 themes

Art and Society
Examine specific works of art in relation to the social and political contexts in which they were created. Engage with art that shows other perspectives and consider your own social awareness.

Identity
Examine how art conveys identity. Focus on community identity, relationships, personal expression, and/or self-awareness.

The Modern Lens: Looking at Art from 1880 to Today
Explore the concept of modernity and the art-historical category of modernism.

Materials and Process
Discuss the visual effects of artistic mediums and processes as well as innovations in, and variations of, how they are practiced.

Narrative in Art
Discover the narrative, language, poetry, and symbols of art, or focus on the interaction between literature, text, and art.

Critique the Museum
What do you think about MoMA? What should be here? What’s missing? How do the Museum’s decisions impact a visitor’s experience? What would YOU do differently?

Fees, booking information, and FAQ

Fees and booking information

One part: MoMA visit
Fees: NYC public high schools, free
NYC Title 1* public K–8, free
NYC non-Title-1* public K–8, $60
All other schools, $200

Duration: Grades K–3, one hour; grades 4–12, 75 min.
Group Size: Up to 30 students; three to five chaperones
Booking: Four weeks advance notice required; offered Monday-Friday only

Art studio
Fees: NYC public high schools, $350
NYC Title 1* public K–8, $350
NYC non-Title-1* public K–8, $350
All other schools, $350

Duration (K-3): 2.5 hours (60 minutes in gallery; 30 minute break; 60 minutes in studio)
Duration (4-12): Three hours (75 minutes in gallery; 30 minute break; 75 minutes in studio)
Group Size: Up to 30 students; three to five chaperones
Time: Start at 9:30 or 9:45 a.m.; includes one 30-minute break for students to eat their own brown bag lunches
Booking: Four weeks advance notice required; offered Monday-Friday only

Two-part program
Fees: NYC public high schools, free
NYC Title 1* public K–8, free
NYC non-Title-1* public K–8, $105
All other schools, $325

Duration (K-3): One hour in museum and one period in classroom
Duration (4-12): 75 minutes in museum and one period in classroom
Group Size: Up to 30 students; three to five chaperones
Booking: Four weeks advance notice required; offered Monday-Friday only; NYC schools only

Three-part program
Fees: NYC public high schools, free
NYC Title 1* public K–8, free
NYC non-Title-1* public K–8, $150
All other schools, $400

Duration: 1 hour in museum (K-3); 75 minutes in museum (4-12); one period in classroom pre- and post-visit
Group Size: Up to 30 students; three to five chaperones
Booking: Four weeks advance notice required; offered Monday-Friday only; NYC schools only

Unguided K–12 group admission
Fees: NYC public high schools, $5 per student and $15 per adult
NYC Title 1* public K–8, $5 per student and $15 per adult
NYC non-Title-1* public K–8, $5 per student and $15 per adult
All other schools, $9 per student and $20 per adult

Non-MoMA staff are prohibited from lecturing to student groups in the galleries.

* Title 1 is a national program that provides funding to schools with high percentages of children from low-income families. Approximately 70 percent of New York City public schools receive Title 1 funding.

FAQ

Payment
Payment for School Programs is due upon arrival or in advance of services rendered. Accepted forms of payment include New York City Department of Education Purchase Orders, cash, checks, Visa, American Express, or MasterCard. Please make checks payable to The Museum of Modern Art. MoMA’s tax ID number is 13-1624100; DoE contract number QR164CH; DoE vendor code MID 015.

Cancellations
Cancellation requests must be made in writing no fewer than two weeks in advance of your visit. A processing fee for cancellations may apply. Please email or fax your request. Please review our full cancellation policy on your confirmation letter and contact us at groupservices@moma.org or (212) 708-9685 with any questions.

What if we’re late?
If your group is late, your program will be shortened accordingly and finish at the originally designated time. Groups more than 30 minutes late will be canceled.

Where do I check in?
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time to check-in at the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West Fifty-fourth Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Once you’ve booked a visit with Groups and Tours, they will send you a confirmation package that details all of the logistical information.

Can my class stay in the Museum after my guided visit?
Yes, your class can stay at MoMA after their visit on Mondays through Fridays. After the tour, your class will receive entrance tickets and may come and go freely for the rest of the day. We recommend that chaperones and students divide themselves into smaller groups, as large groups cannot be accommodated in the galleries at the same time. Also, your class may not enter the galleries prior to your designated tour start time.

Where can I eat my lunch?
Unfortunately, as MoMA doesn’t have lunchroom facilities for students, you will be responsible for finding a place to eat. Here is a partial list of public spaces in midtown where students can eat lunch.

How many students can fit in a group?
The maximum group size is 30 students, with a few exceptions. Smaller classes may not be combined to compose a group larger than 30 students.

How many chaperones should I bring?
We recommend bringing one chaperone for every 10 students. One group may not have more than five chaperones.

What should my students bring?
Students don’t need to bring anything; we’ll provide all necessary supplies. Students will check their belongings when they arrive, so they should not bring any valuables.

College and university students

Photo: Jason Brownrigg

Expand your classroom to MoMA. Visit the Museum during or before public hours and lead a lecture to your college or university students. You can also customize a tour led by a MoMA lecturer, or have an unguided visit for your class.

College and university group visit
Lecture to your students in the galleries during public hours.

Early-bird college and university group visit
Lecture to your students in the galleries before public hours, from 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Guided tours for college and university students
Schedule a 60-minute customizable tour with a MoMA lecturer.

Unguided college and university group visit
Explore the galleries on your own.

Request a college and university visit
Fees and booking information

College and university group visit
Fees: Per professor/lecturer, $32; per CUNY professor, free; per student, $12; per student of selected colleges and universities, free. Fees include price of admission.
Group size: One professor and 10–25 full-time college students per group
Reserve at least two weeks in advance.

Early-bird college and university group visit
Fees: Per professor/lecturer, $32; per student, $20. Fees include the price of admission.
Group size: One professor and 10–25 full-time college students per group
Reserve at least two weeks in advance.

Guided tours for college and university students Fees: Adults $34, seniors $30, students $26, members and Corporate Members $19, children $19, students of selected colleges and universities $14. Fees include the price of admission.
A minimum payment of $340 ($250 for MoMA Members), is required to book a tour. Tours lasting longer than one hour can be arranged for an additional fee. For tours booked with less than two weeks notice, additional rush fees apply.

Unguided college and university group visit
Fees: Per student, $12; per student of selected colleges and universities, free; per adult, $20; per senior, $16. Fees include the price of admission
Group size: 10 or more participants
Reserve at least two weeks in advance.

Community organization programs

Photo: Michael Nagle

At MoMA, we believe that discussing and making art are vital to development. Art enriches lives, builds self-confidence, and strengthens critical-thinking skills. We tailor our free programs to fit the needs, abilities, and interests of community groups and organizations.

We work with a variety of nonprofit, mission-driven community organizations throughout New York City. Work with us to tailor a program to the children, young adults, adults, families, or older adults your organization serves.

One-part program
A one-time MoMA visit includes an hour-long guided gallery tour with a MoMA educator.

Art studio
Explore a theme in the galleries and then create your own works of art in the MoMA classrooms. Two or two-and-a-half-hour programs available.

Three-part program
A MoMA visit, plus a pre-visit to your school or organization and a post-visit that often includes art making. Three one-hour sessions.

Community-based lecture
We will come to you. A one-time, hourlong interactive program at your nonprofit organization or school, tailored to suit the interests of your group.

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More information

One-part program
Fee: $150
Up to 15 participants Four weeks advance notice required

Art studio
Fee: $250
2.5-hour programs include a 30-minute lunch break.

Three-part program
Fee: $350

Community-based lecture
Fee: variable
All participants receive one family pass (admits up to five visitors), good for one free visit to MoMA. Four weeks advance notice required and only available within New York City’s five boroughs.

With advance notice, we can provide educators who speak other languages.

Sign language interpretation available

You may also request an American Sign Language interpreter or assistive listening devices for any program with at least two weeks advance notice.

Programs are available to qualifying organizations at a significantly reduced rate; please inquire at the time of booking.

Up to 15 participants per group. All participants receive one family pass (admits up to five visitors), good for one complimentary visit to MoMA. Four weeks advance notice required.

Extended partnerships
A limited number of programs are available for more extensive, long-term partnerships and multipart programs. Partnerships include planning meetings with a MoMA coordinator to develop content, professional development opportunities, and a series of visits to MoMA and to your organization. Contact communityprograms@moma.org for more information.

Professional development workshops
Learn about our educational approach and ways to incorporate looking at and making art into your program or classroom. Contact communityprograms@moma.org for more information.

Access programs

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We offer many types of visits at MoMA or at your organization. We have educators that specialize in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, individuals who are blind or have low vision, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals with psychosocial disabilities. All tours and workshops for individuals with disabilities are free of charge including requests for wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and American Sign Language interpretation.

One-part program
A one-time MoMA visit includes an hour-long guided gallery tour with a MoMA educator.

Art studio
Explore a theme in the MoMA galleries and then create your own works of art in the MoMA classrooms. Two or two-and-a-half-hour programs available (2.5-hour programs include a 30-minute lunch break).

Three-part program
A MoMA visit, plus a pre-visit to your school or organization and a post-visit that often includes art making. Three one-hour sessions.

Community-based program
We will come to you. A one-time, hourlong interactive program at your nonprofit organization or school, tailored to suit the interests of your group.

Request a program
More information about group tours

Up to 15 participants per group. All participants receive one family pass (admits up to five visitors), good for one complimentary visit to MoMA. Four weeks advance notice required. All Access Programs are free of charge.

Professional development workshops
Learn about our educational approach and ways to incorporate looking at and making art into your program or classroom. Contact accessprograms@moma.org for more information.

Extended partnerships
A limited number of programs are available for more extensive, long-term partnerships and multipart programs. Partnerships include planning meetings with a MoMA coordinator to develop content, professional development opportunities, and a series of visits to MoMA and to your organization. Contact accessprograms@moma.org for more information.

Learn more about accessibility at MoMA



Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.

Generous support for School and Teacher Programs are provided by an endowment established by The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and by the gift of Emmett S. and Jamie L. Watson.

Additional funding is provided by Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation and the Annual Education Fund.

Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major support is provided by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults and The Taft Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by Bloomingdale’s, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Von Seebeck-Share B Charitable Trust, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, Karen Bedrosian Richardson, Langner Family Fund of The New York Community Trust, Frank J. Antun Foundation, the Josephs Family in loving memory of Hal and Florence Josephs, an anonymous donor, and by the Annual Education Fund.