Education: Book a Visit

All school groups must make advance reservations. Reservations are booked month-by-month, in the order in which they are received. Your reservation isn't complete until you receive a confirmation email with an invoice that includes the exact time and date of your visit.

It takes at least 7–8 weeks for us to process your request. For instance, if you request a November visit, you will receive a confirmation no earlier than August.

Making a Reservation
To make a reservation request online, fill out a guided or self-guided visit reservation form. To fax or mail your request, download a printable reservation form. Fax forms to (718) 501-6150. Mail forms to Youth Tour Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052. Please note: We're unable to process reservations by telephone.

If you request a visit to take place in: The earliest your request will be confirmed is in:
October/November/December August                                        
January/February/March November
April/May/June February


Scheduling Multiple Classes
No more than two classes may receive the same lesson in the same time slot. We can schedule more than two classes in different time slots. Make sure to indicate if any ICT or self-contained special education classes are included in your booking (discounted rates apply for self-contained classes).

Cancellations and Rescheduling
If you need to cancel, please call (718) 501-6221 or email us as soon as possible. We reserve the right to cancel guided visits based on weather conditions or staff illness, but will notify schools of cancellations as far in advance as possible. Three options are available for affected schools: reschedule the reservation, change the reservation to a self-guided visit with a full refund, or cancel the reservation with a full refund. Although we will do our best, unfortunately we can't guarantee that we'll be able to reschedule your appointment.

Payment can be made by credit card, cash, or check when you check in at the Visitor Center in the Rubin Lobby. To pay by purchase order, please mail it to the address noted in "Make a Reservation."
NYC DOE Vendor Code: BRO130
Arts Education Services Contract: QR891CC

School Group Fees
All prices listed are per visit for one class (up to thirty students and five adult chaperones).

Guided Gallery Visit (museum educator–led):
NYC Schools: $55
Schools outside NYC: $70

Self-Guided Gallery Visit:
NYC Schools: $40
Schools outside NYC: $55

Lesson for Students with Special Needs (museum educator–led):
NYC Schools: $1.50 per student
Schools outside NYC: $2.50 per student

Special Needs Self-Guided Gallery Visit:
NYC Schools: $1 per student
Schools outside NYC: $2 per student

Visit Times

Guided Visits  
Grades K–2 10–11 a.m.; 12–1 p.m.
Grades 3–12 10–11:15 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
Special Needs (including self-contained) 10:30–11:30 a.m.; 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Schools located at a distance from the Museum 10:30–11:30 a.m.; 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Self-Guided Visits Starting at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., or 4 p.m.


Group Size and Chaperones
Your school groups must have adult chaperones with them at all times. Elementary and middle school classes require one chaperone for every ten students. High school classes require one chaperone for every fifteen students. The visit fee covers up to thirty students and five chaperones. If there are additional chaperones, we ask them to contribute suggested admission rates.

If lunch is in your plans, the Sculpture Garden behind the Museum and the public plaza in front are great places to eat bagged lunches (lunches need to be left at the coat check while you are visiting the Museum). The Museum Café is unable to accommodate school groups or allow outside food.

School Bus Drop-Off and Parking
Buses are welcome to drop off or pick up school groups at the entrance at the back of the Museum, which is accessed through the parking lot entrance on Washington Avenue. The following policy is strictly enforced: All school buses must take a parking ticket when entering the lot. Up to thirty minutes is free. More than thirty minutes is $25. Depending on availability, buses may park in the parking lot. The charge is $25 per day. Please give your parking fees directly to the parking lot attendant.

Upon Arrival
Please use the entrance at the back of the building, which opens onto the Rubin Lobby. Museum educator–led groups will not be admitted until 10 a.m.; self-guided groups will not be admitted until 11 a.m. Groups must register at the Visitor Center on arrival. All coats, umbrellas, and large bags must be left at the coat check.

Late Arrivals
Please arrive on time. Classes that arrive late may receive a condensed lesson because of scheduling limitations. Classes arriving more than a half-hour late may not be able to receive a guided gallery visit. Please notify us at (718) 638-5000 if you are running late.

Museum Shop
Our Museum Shop offers items for children, such as books, postcards, art supplies, and toys. Only ten students are allowed in the Shop at a time. Teachers and chaperones must supervise both the students in the Shop and those waiting to enter. For more information, call (718) 501-6238 or visit the Shop online.

Guidelines for Museum Visitors

Questions? Please email us.

School group visiting Museum