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Summer Camps

Inquiry-led tours and hands-on workshops for camps and youth organizations

During school holidays and summer vacation, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) offers a variety of inquiry-based educational tours for camps, educational groups, and youth organizations. All of MAD's tours align with city, state, and national learning standards, and are custom-designed and taught by our Artist Educators.

During these tours, students will:

  • Experiment with art, craft, and design processes to consider how objects are made.
  • Learn about careers in art, craft and design.
  • Experience an orientation to museums and art spaces.
  • Make connections to classroom experiences and current events.
  • Visit MAD’s Artists Studios, where students meet and speak with a practicing artist-in-residence.

MADlabs and MAD tours are offered at 10:30 am, 1:00 pm or 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday all year round.

Group size and chaperones
Each tour can accommodate up to 30 students and five adult chaperones, with up to two tours running concurrently (60 students total).

Chaperones must be at least 16 years of age, and one chaperone is required per ten students.

School Groups and Summer Camps 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

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