Museum tours enrich many areas of school curriculum and can be designed to integrate the study of art with social studies, literature, math, and language. Docent-guided, grade-appropriate tours are available in the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Click here for a list of popular school tours.
With plenty of advance notice, tailor-made tours may also be designed to suit your curriculum
needs and special interests. Museum admission and docent services are offered free of charge. Visit times should be requested online four weeks in advance and are not firm until e-mail confirmation is received from Joslyn. Please note: ART WORKS
, Joslyn's interactive space, is for general Museum visitors; school groups are not permitted.
Select tours have an optional hour-long art-making session led by Museum staff on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the academic year. Art-making fee: $50 (up to 25 students); $100 (26–50 students). Click here for details about art-making activities.
Teachers may schedule time in the Museum galleries to conduct their own tour with students. Visit times should be requested online four weeks in advance and confirmed by Joslyn staff. Docent-guided tour groups have priority over self-guided groups in the galleries. Please note:
ART WORKS, Joslyn's interactive space, is for general Museum visitors; school groups are not permitted.
Spring Semester 2017
Galleries 1-5 will close at 4 pm on Sunday, February 12, for reinstallation of the European collection. The galleries will reopen on Saturday, May 20.
Summer Group Visits
Joslyn will do its best to accommodate requests for docent-guided tours (for groups of 60 students or less) that support educational, curriculum-based summer school programs. Groups from childcare centers and day camps should plan to enjoy a self-guided visit to the galleries. Either way, please click on the blue button (above) to make a visit request. If your visit will be self-guided, click on the orange button (above) to access helpful gallery activities.
Attention Home Schoolers!
Joslyn offers the program, Home School Days, where you may bring your child to the Museum for an engaging docent-guided tour and related art-making session. Click here for more information.