All school groups must make advance reservations. Reservations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and tend to fill up quickly. Please make your reservation as early as possible. This process may take up to three weeks. Your reservation is not complete until you receive a confirmation email with the exact time and date of your class visit. Unscheduled groups will not be admitted.
Making a Reservation
To make a reservation, submit a reservation request online, or fax or mail a printable reservation form. For more information, call (718) 501-6221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Reservations will not be processed by telephone.
Scheduling Multiple Classes
When scheduling multiple classes, keep in mind that no more than two classes may receive the same lesson in the same time slot. If you are scheduling three or more classes, they will need to be scheduled in different time slots.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
The Museum reserves the right to cancel guided gallery visits based on weather conditions or staff illness. The Museum will give as much lead time as possible in notifying schools. Three options are available for schools after a cancellation: (1) reschedule the reservation, if possible; (2) change the reservation to a self-guided visit with a full refund; or (3) cancel the reservation with a full refund. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call (718) 501-6221 or email email@example.com as soon as possible. Although we will do our best to reschedule your appointment, we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate your request.
Payment is made upon check-in at the Visitor Center in the Museum’s Rubin Lobby. Payment may be made by credit card, cash, or check. If you wish to use a purchase order, please mail it to the Youth Tour Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052. NYC DOE Vendor Code: BRO130
School Group Fees
All prices listed are per visit for one class (up to thirty students and five adult chaperones).
Educator-Led Guided Gallery Visits:
NYC Schools: $55
Schools outside NYC: $70
Self-Guided Gallery Visits:
NYC Schools: $40
Schools outside NYC: $55
Special Needs Guided Gallery Visits:
NYC Schools: $1.50 per student
Schools outside NYC: $2.50 per student
Special Needs Self-Guided Gallery Visits:
NYC Schools: $1 per student
Schools outside NYC: $2 per student
Group Size and Chaperones
One adult must be present for every ten students for elementary and middle school classes, or for every fifteen students for high school classes. Chaperones must accompany the group at all times. The price of a visit for both guided and self-guided groups includes up to thirty students and up to five adult chaperones. Extra chaperones will be subject to additional fees.
The rear entrance opens into the Rubin Lobby, where your assigned Museum educator will meet your group. Museum educator-led groups will not be admitted to the Museum before 10 a.m.; self-guided groups will not be admitted before 11 a.m. Teachers must register at the Visitor Center on arrival.
Late arrivals may receive a condensed lesson due to scheduling limitations. Classes arriving more than a half-hour late may not be able to receive a guided gallery visit.
There are no bag lunch facilities available in the Museum, and the Museum Café cannot accommodate school groups. There is a public plaza in front of the Museum, and two parks, Mount Prospect Park and Ronald McNair Park, a short walk from the Museum. If students bring bag lunches to be eaten outside the Museum, the lunches can be left at the Museum’s coat check.
The Museum Shop offers books, postcards, art supplies, and toys for children. Only ten students are allowed in the Shop at a time, and teachers and chaperones must supervise students in the Shop and those waiting to enter. You're welcome to visit the Shop after your Museum educator has completed your program and you have retrieved your class’s belongings. Souvenirs for your class can also be pre-ordered. For more information visit the Shop online or call (718) 501-6340.
Guidelines for Museum Visitors
- Pencils only
- Do not touch the artwork
- No food or drink
- Photography without a flash is welcome in the permanent collection, except during guided visits
School Bus Drop-Off and Parking
Buses may drop off or pick up school groups at the rear entrance to the Museum, accessible through the Museum’s parking lot entrance on Washington Avenue. All vehicles must take a parking ticket when entering the lot.
The following policy is strictly enforced: Up to 15 minutes is free, no validation required; 16–30 minutes is free, but validation required. Stamps are available from Security staff at the Museum’s rear entrance. Bus drivers must bring parking ticket inside the building to be stamped. Without this validation, the fee is $20. More than 30 minutes is $20. Depending on availability, buses may park in the parking lot. The charge is $20 per day. Fees are due to the parking lot attendant and may not be included in the check payments for group visits.