School Tours

The KMA as an Educational Resource

We offer students and teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in our exhibitions through inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities. 

With more than 100 member schools and service organizations, the KMA Education Department is a rich resource for curriculum-based learning.  We encourage collaboration to develop new ways of connecting visual observation to classroom objectives.  Each new exhibition, part of a diverse schedule that explores ideas about art, culture, and society, affords a unique opportunity for the study of fine art, language arts, social studies, and the sciences.

On KMA visits your students will:

  • Explore original art through close study and engaging discussion
  • Develop visual, verbal, and critical thinking skills as they learn to “read” art
  • Think about how art connects to their lives, their environment, and academic subjects such as language arts, social studies, math, and science
  • Express ideas through hands-on activities

Preview this year's exhibitions


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Visit Us!

Plan a Visit

Tours run Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:30pm. School programs are 60 to 90 minutes in length depending on the age of the students and the goals of the visit and include a hands-on activity.  Group size is limited to 50, with one teacher or chaperone for every 15 students. You will receive a confirmation letter prior to your visit and suggested pre- and post-visit activities that will enable your class to get the most out of their Museum experience.

The KMA schedules 2 – 3 exhibitions over the course of each academic year.  Plan your visits early. Contact the Education Department, (914) 232-9555 ext. 2985.

Virtual Tours

KMA educators lead an engaging, interactive discussion with students over Zoom, Google classroom or your preferred remote learning platform. Using high-quality exhibition images and open-ended, thought-provoking questions, students dive deep into the artworks from KMA's exhibtions. Developing observation skills, making connections between ideas, building vocabulary and exploring larger concepts are a few of the critical thinking skills practiced during a KMA virtual tour experience. Educator materials are also provided with lesson plans and activity suggestions for the classroom.  Contact the Education Department, (914) 232-9555 ext. 2985 to discuss the specifics of your tour.

Talk To Us

We invite you to collaborate with us so we can tailor a school tour to meet your goals. Or consider extending your visit with one of our innovative Museum Education Programs.

Fees

$8 per student for non-member schools. Big Savings: Schools may participate in the School Membership program for $275 per academic year. This fee allows for an unlimited number of free visits during the school year.  District-wide memberships may receive additional savings. BOCES, Arts in Education may cover the costs of the KMA fee. If the cost of a bus is preventing your class from visiting the Museum, a special Bus Fund based on need is now available.  For more information, please contact the Curator of Education, 914-232-9555, ext. 2969.