Group Visits

Guided Tours and Workshops

  • Photo: Elliott Ashby

Guided Tours

A Museum Educator, available to groups of 10–30 people, leads this one-hour tour and engages visitors in dialogue about ideas raised by works on view. School groups must have one chaperone for every ten students. Chaperones are required and therefore not charged. Guided tours must be
scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.

• Students (Pre K–12) $4/person
• College Students & Seniors $8/person
• Adults $11/person

Please note that there is a $75 minimum for all guided tours.


Guided Tours with Workshops

Following an interactive guided tour in the galleries, Pre-K–12th grade students may participate in an art-making workshop that emphasizes themes or techniques explored during the exhibition tour. This 90-minute program combines a guided tour with a hands-on workshop,
encouraging students to translate what they have learned and discussed into their own works of art.

• Students (K-12) $7.50/person. Please note that there is a $100 minimum for all guided tours with workshops.

All Museum educators are versed in the Common Core Learning Standards, New York State Learning Standards, and the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. When scheduling a school visit to the Studio Museum, educators are asked to notify the Education Department about the learning or physical needs of their students.


Scheduling a Group Tour
Group Visit reservations are now being accepted for current exhibitions. Please call 212.864.4500 x258 or email tours@studiomuseum.org to make a reservation, or with questions. Upon confirmation of tour date availability, an invoice will be e-mailed to the group contact person. Group Visits are only confirmed when you have received a confirmation from Education staff. Payment is required one week prior to the tour date.

Cancellations
Please note that there is a $75 fee (guided tours) or $100 fee (guided tour with workshops) for tours canceled less than 48 hours before the scheduled tour time. There is no refund for no-shows. Please email tours@studiomuseum.org or leave a message at 212.864.4500 x258 if there is a cancellation. Please be prompt! Groups more than 35 minutes late will forfeit their time slot and not receive a tour.

Payment
The Museum does not accept cash payments. Tours must be paid for by check, credit card or purchase order at least one week before the scheduled date. Please make the check payable to The Studio Museum in Harlem and mail to the following address:

The Studio Museum in Harlem
Attn: Group Tours
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Please note that reimbursements are not given if there are fewer people in your group than initially scheduled.

Fee Waivers
A limited number of fee waivers are available for guided tours each season for New York City Title I schools. Educators must submit a tour request on official school letterhead as well as complete the online tour registration form. Fee waivers may be emailed to tours@studiomuseum.org or mailed to the following address:

The Studio Museum in Harlem
Attn: Education
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Lunch and Parking
The Studio Museum does not have a lunch facility. There are several public spaces and restaurants nearby where lunch may be eaten or purchased. Buses may drop off and pick up passengers, but may not park in front of the Museum. Public parking is available on 126th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.