Rubin Museum of Art

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  • Today: 11am-6pm

  • The museum is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.

  • The Cafe and the Shop are open during the museum hours.

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Educators & Schools

Educators and Schools

Museum Programs

In-School Programs & Partnerships

Resources for Learning


The Rubin Museum of Art offers schools new and inspiring ways to make curricular connections, inspire learning, and expand opportunities for students and teachers. We welcome all school groups, and offer a range of programs to meet your students' needs.

Whether you schedule a guided tour for a school group, lead your own self-guided visit, participate in a professional development workshop for teachers, or collaborate with us on one of our extraordinary multi-session school programs, we can help you connect your students to the art and sacred traditions of China, India, Tibet, Nepal, and beyond.

The museum's school programs can enhance any subject area, including visual arts, English language arts, global studies, world communities, comparative religions, mathematics, and an array of social studies topics, as well as 21st Century skills like creativity, critical thinking, and global competency. 

Museum Programs

Tours for School Groups
Engaging, inquiry-based 60-minute tours for K-12 students.
Admission fees and $65 guide fee (15 students per guide); Free for NYCDOE schools and camps. Maximum 60 students.

K-12 Workshops
Enhance your school group’s tour with a 60-minute hands-on arts workshop.
$150 per workshop/maximum 30 participants, grades K-12 (in addition to admission and tour fees)

Self-Guided Visits for School Groups
Explore the Rubin Museum as a class during or after school hours
Admission fees apply, free for NYCDOE schools

Workshops for Preschools
A 60-minute session designed for of 3–6 year olds.
$75 per workshop/maximum 15 children per group

Professional Development for Teachers
Learn new ways to enhance student learning with the museum's educational resources, programs, and exhibition.
$25 per teacher for Open Enrollment Workshops/$500 for full staff package for schools

Independent School Partnerships
Become an Independent School Partner and receive FREE guided tours for your students for the entire academic year.
$300 for the 2013-2014 school year

Educator Open Houses
Discover how the Rubin Museum of Art can support and enhance your work. FREE event.


In-School Programs & Partnerships

Thinking Through Art
Ten-session museum-school arts residency
This arts residency includes ten in-school sessions, one museum visit, and a presentation of student work.
$1500 per residency.

Himalayan Art Encounters
Three-session museum-school collaboration
This three-session enrichment program connects to classroom curriculum: two 90-minute in-school sessions and one 90-minute museum tour.
$500 per program/maximum 30 students

Pre-Visit Lessons 
Pre-Visit Lessons prepare teachers and students for their encounters with Himalayan Art.
$50 per session/maximum 60 students