Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) offers a variety of inquiry-based educational tours for K-12 school groups. MAD's tours are custom designed and taught by our Artist Educators. All tours align with city, state and national learning standards.
During each tour, students will:
Group Tour Options
MADlab: Tour and workshop
This 90-minute interactive program begins with an inquiry-led discussion in the galleries, continues with a visit to the Open Studio MADLab where students learn about contemporary art, craft and design through hands-on art-making and meet our artist-in-residence.
During this interactive program, students spend time in the galleries investigating exhibition themes, curatorial decisions, art concepts and current events through observation and discussion, sketching and other customized engagement activities.
Non-guided (high school only)
Enter the gallery in groups for pre-arranged visits. Please note this program is for high schools only; Non-MAD staff is prohibited from lecturing in the galleries.
MADlabs and MAD tours are offered Monday through Friday from October through June.
10:30am, 1:00 pm or 3:30pm
Group size and chaperones
Each tour can accommodate up to 30 students and 5 adult chaperones. One chaperone is required per ten students.
Costs (include Museum admission and all materials)
Requests must be made in writing no fewer than three weeks in advance of your schedule visit. Requests made with less than three weeks’ notice will incur a processing fee $105. Please email your requests.
Pre- and post- visit information
To make your museum experience more enriching and meaningful, we strongly encourage you to download and use our Teacher Resource Packets in the classroom before as well as after your museum visit.
Reservations (one month in advance)
Book your visit today by completing this reservation form.
For questions, please call the Education Department at 212.299.7771 or email email@example.com.
School Groups are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.