School Group Visits
School group visits are available for groups of 12 or more school-aged children and their chaperones arriving in a single vehicle. Group reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Availability is limited and we recommend planning ahead, especially for visits in October.
Please note that we are only able to accommodate group visits on weekdays in 2021 (no weekend group bookings are available). Tours and add-ons are limited and subject to availability.
School Group Rates and Add-ons:
Group rates are available to any group of 12 or more arriving in a single vehicle. To receive the group rate groups must have a reservation. Groups arriving by car are subject to individual admission rates and should call for booking. One chaperone is required for every ten students, including high school students.
- 11-25 students + chaperones: $150
- 26-50 students + chaperones: $250
- 50-75 students + chaperones: $400
- Groups with more than 75 students should inquire for pricing and availability
- Title 1 Schools: FREE
- Public school groups from Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties: FREE
Free admission for public school groups from Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties as well as for Title I schools is made possible by generous lead support from the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc. Additional support is provided by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the Windgate Foundation.
Docent-Led Tours (Walking): Free
Storm King’s specially-trained docents lead tours that are 45-60 minutes long. Tours offer an introduction to the Art Center and generally take place on and around Museum Hill. Please be prepared to cover up to one mile on grass including some hills. More accessible routes may be planned with advanced notice.
Teachers with a special interest in particular works or themes should specify this on their reservation request. When possible, our staff will work with the group leader to tailor a tour to the group’s interest.
Docent-led tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance of your visit and are subject to docent availability.
Tram Tours: $250
Each tram tour can seat up to 47 people. The tram will make a loop through the grounds and play a pre-recorded tour with information about Storm King’s history, art, and landscape. Trams are not able to make extended stops along the route. The full tram tour loop is roughly 30 minutes long. Tram Tours must be reserved at the time of booking and are subject to availability.
Self-Guided Tours: FREE
Educators and school group leaders are welcome to use Storm King’s teaching resources to plan a self-guided experience of exploring ideas and artworks. These resources offer pre-visit ideas to prepare for your trip, tips and tools for onsite engagement, and post-visit activity prompts for continued exploration.
Picnic areas are available for groups who wish to bring their own lunch. Students should plan to carry their own lunches or all lunches should be placed in a large box or bin for easy transport to a picnic area by our staff on arrival.
Payment must be received at least one week in advance of your scheduled visit. We accept check or credit cards. Detailed payment instructions will be included with a reservation confirmation. No deposit is required for a reservation.
A Storm King staff member will contact you within 14 business days regarding your request. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive an email or phone call from our staff.
Visiting from another type of organization? Please see our other Groups pages:
– Businesses and Tour Operators >
– Non-profit organization, Community Organization, University >
– Weddings and Private Events >