Group Visits Program
About the Group Visits Program 

The Group Visits Program is the Museum’s main service to schools and community groups. Tours examine current exhibitions through thematic discussion, and provide inquiry-based and hands-on participatory experiences with contemporary art. Sessions connect contemporary artwork on view with the viewer’s personal experience to foster creative engagement, visual literacy and critical thinking.


Because Museum educators tailor tours to each specific group, tours are appropriate for all ages, from pre-kindergarten to senior citizens. They present an exciting opportunity to immerse youth and adults in art within the Bronx neighborhood, encouraging enrichment and community-building.




Please schedule all group visits no less than 1 week in advance. Please use the online forms below to schedule a group tour. For any questions about your visit, email To prepare for your visit, read the guidelines here to learn more about visiting the museum. 


For Educator-led tours only: When using our online form for group visits, please note that 1 ticket is equivalent to 1 group reservation of up to 30 participants (including chaperones). If you have multiple groups reserving a tour please reserve 1 ticket per 30 person group. Reserve your group visit for educator-led tours HERE.


For Self Guided tours only: When using our online form for group visits, please note 1 ticket is equivalent to 1 group reservation of up to 15 participants. Reserve your self-guided group visit HERE.

Image by Argenis Apolinario Photography
Types of Tours 


Educator-led tours examine an exhibition on view through inquiry-based discussion and artmaking. Museum educators encourage participants to bring their own ideas and experiences to the discussion, while providing support with historical and cultural information, to enhance critical thinking and communications skills. Participants will also take part in an artmaking activity inspired by the artworks on-view as a part of the group visit experience. Currently all educator-led tours will be for Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street.


Duration: 90 minutes


Rate: Free for Title I schools or $150 per tour group. Please note: You will be charged the $150 fee after we have confirmed your scheduled group visit.


Accommodates 30 participants maximum (including chaperones) 


Available Wednesdays to Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, two slots are available each day


Image by Argenis Apolinario Photography





Self guided tours invite groups to explore the exhibitions on their own during the museum's open hours. To ensure a positive experience for your group, reservations are required and museum policies must be observed. 


Duration: 60 minutes


Rate: Free


Accommodates 15 participants maximum (including chaperones)


Available Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Education and Community Programs are generously supported by Con Edison, Deutsche Bank, The Hearst Foundations, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Malka Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul, the New York State Legislature, New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, New York State Senator Luis Sepulveda, New York Yankees Foundation, O'Grady Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, Council Member Diana Ayala, and Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. Sustaining support for The Bronx Museum of the Arts is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.





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