Adult Groups

Plan a unique, unforgettable experience at the Jewish Museum for your group with a guided tour of the Museum’s permanent collection exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, or one of our current or upcoming exhibitions. Works of art on view are brought to life through a lively docent-led tour, elaborating on themes addressed in the galleries.

To schedule a visit for your group, please click here or call us at 212.423.3225.

Installation view of Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

University Groups

The Jewish Museum invites professors and students to engage with our collection and special exhibitions through close looking, guided conversations, and studio workshops. Our university programs aim to provide accessible and flexible formats for incorporating art in the Museum into teaching, learning, and making.

Conversations with Art
University classes may book hour-long visits to our temporary exhibitions or permanent collection, guided by the Museum’s educators and curators. Conversations with Art can be tailored to specific class topics.

Studio Workshops
We offer university studio workshops in tandem with our special exhibitions. Following a guided conversation about art on view in the Museum, students participate in related creative practices by making their own work with a teaching artist in our studio.

Please email or call the scheduling coordinator at 212.423.3279 to book a visit for your group.

Installation view of Jack Goldstein × 10,000, The Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by David Andrako.

Pre-K-12 Groups

Make the Jewish Museum your classroom through thematic gallery tours that build on curricula, contextualize artworks, and incorporate activities and inquiry-based discussion. The Museum also offers customizable group visits to classes whose students have special needs.

Temporary Exhibition Tours

Unorthodox: Global Contemporary Art

Nov 6, 2015 - Mar 27, 2016
Grades: Pre-K-12

Be inspired by the spirit of individuality evident in the works of over 50 artists from around the globe. The contemporary art featured in Unorthodox encourages students to follow their own creative instincts and passions outside of established norms.

Austé. A Mistaken Style of Life, 1987. Acrylic on canvas. 8’ x 5’. Courtesy the artist and Algus Greenspon, New York. 

Temporary Exhibition Tours

Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn

Sep 27, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016
Grades: 1 - 12

From William John Kennedy: The Warhol Museum Edition. Courtesy of and

Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol’s most celebrated muses, both converted to Judaism in the 1950s. Students consider two examples of Warhol’s iconic portraiture and explore issues of identity and the ongoing fascination with star power.

Classes may also visit The Television Project: Picturing a People.

Temporary Exhibition Tours

The Power of Pictures

Sep 25, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016
Grades: K- 12

Explore the radical graphic style of early Soviet photography and posters and learn about the transformative power of images. Consider the ability of photographs, posters, and film to communicate ideas in direct and striking ways.

Classes focusing on the medium of photography may also visit Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage

Alexander Rochenko, Stairs, 1929–30. Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (19.1 × 29.2 cm). Sepherot Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Temporary Exhibition Tours

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage

Sep 25, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016
Grades: 1 - 12

One of the most iconic photographs in history, Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage is known for its innovative composition and as an investigation of class separation aboard a steamship. Discussion topics include immigration, social justice, and photography.

Classes focusing on the medium of photography may visit both The Power of Pictures and Masterpieces & Curiosities.

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946), The Steerage, 1907, photogravure. 15 7/8 × 11 1/16 in. (40.4 × 28.1 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Mr. and Mrs. George Jaffin Fund, 2000-6

Language Arts

Art as Text

Grades: 6 - 12

Students study original works of art as informational texts and reference artists’ statements, photographs, newspaper articles, and/or historical documents.

Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907. The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Mr. and Mrs. George Jaffin Fund. © 2008 Georgia O’Keefe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Camp Groups

Inspire your summer charges through specially designed Museum tours for camp groups. During these engaging themed visits, campers may embark on animal hunts, dig for treasure, or create works of art from familiar, everyday objects.

Click here for information about Temporary Exhibition and thematic tours.

Planning a visit

Adult Groups and University Groups

Adult Group Tour fees for a 45-minute tour for up to 20 people are:
- $310 tour of Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
- $330 tour of a temporary exhibition

University group fees for a 45-minute tour for up to 20 people are:
- $210 tour of Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
- $230 tour of a temporary exhibition

For information on becoming a university partner, click here.

Group tours are available Monday through Friday in temporary and permanent exhibitions at specific entry times, beginning at 11:15am . Tours are available on Sundays in the permanent exhibition only.

All group tour rates include general admission. On days when the galleries are open to the public, group visitors are welcome to explore the rest of the museum after their tour. Each member of the group will receive a coupon for a discount at the Museum’s shop

Groups that visit on Wednesdays when the Museum is closed to the public, will only have access to the exhibition space where their tour is scheduled. The other galleries will remain closed. The shop is open on Wednesdays.

All groups are limited to 20 people per reservation. Groups of more than 20 people will be divided into smaller groups and given separate entry times.

The Museum recommends scheduling tours at least four weeks in advance.

Click here to book an adult or university group

Pre-K – 12 Schools and Camps

Guided Museum Visit (75 minutes):
- $100 per group Pre-K - 12
- Includes art studio component (for grades Pre-K - 5 only)

Extended Guided Museum Visit (2 hours):
- $170 per group K - 12
- Includes extended gallery and art studio components (for grades K - 12 only)

Museum visits are offered Monday through Thursday at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:15 pm; Friday at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm; and Sunday at 10 am and 11:30 am.

The Museum recommends scheduling visits at least four weeks in advance

Payment must be received at least two weeks prior to the visit. 

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before the scheduled visit. Visits will be shortened for late arrivals.

Maximum number of students per weekday group is 28; On Sundays the maximum number of number of participants (including children and adults) is 24; The maximum for Special Education classes is 12. One chaperone must accompany every 10 students; a maximum of five chaperones may accompany each class. Special accommodations will be made for New York City Public School classes with more than 28 students. Each classroom must be booked as a separate tour group.

In observance of Jewish dietary laws, school groups may not eat their lunches inside the Museum. 

Click here to book a PreK-12 School or Camp visit