GROUPS

SCHOOL GROUPS

Reservations are required for any group arriving by full-sized bus or any group of 12 or more. All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

If you are interested in visiting the Art Center during from late May to mid-June or from late September to mid-November, we recommend submitting the group visit request form several months in advance.

Please note that we are not able to accommodate buses on holiday weekends (including holiday Mondays) or on peak fall weekends from September 19 through November 15.

To request a reservation, first read through all the information listed below, then complete the online group visit request form:

School group visit request form

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.


GROUP RATES

Group rates are available to any group of 12 or more arriving in a single vehicle. Groups must have a reservation in order to receive the group rate. Groups arriving by car are subject to individual admission rates.

Adults- $15
Seniors- $12 (65+ with valid ID)
College Students- $7 (with valid ID)
K-12 students- $5
Children 4 and under- FREE
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.

Guided Tours for School Groups: No additional charge.


CHAPERONES

One chaperone is required for every ten students in a school group. All students, including high school students, must be chaperoned at all times while at Storm King. Groups arriving without the proper student to chaperone ratio may be refused entry or asked to have part of the group remain in the parking or picnic area.


DOCENT TOURS

Storm King’s specially-trained docents lead tours that are 45-60 minutes long and generally take place on and around Museum Hill. Please be prepared to cover up to one mile on grass. More accessible routes may be planned with advanced notice.

Tours cover information and history about Storm King Art Center and focus on a few key works from the collection. 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. Storm King encourages educators to prepare independent assignments and activities for their groups, however such activities may not be undertaken during a guided tour.

Tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance of your visit and are subject to docent availability. Docent tours may not be cancelled or changed with less than 24-hour notice. School groups that do not provide 24-hour cancellation notice will be charged an administrative fee of $50 per docent. 


TRAMS

Public Trams

Storm King operates a tram to help ensure better access to our grounds for visitors with limited mobility. Our public trams do not include an audio tour. Seats are available on a first come first served basis however priority must always be given to visitors with limited mobility. Because seating is limited, we ask that groups without mobility issues limit their use of our public trams as much as possible.  This helps us ensure that seats are available for those that need it most.

Groups with limited mobility are always welcome to use the public tram on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed.

If you have questions about the use of the public tram, please contact us to discuss your group’s needs.

Reserved Tram Tours

Tram Tours may be reserved by groups for an additional $250 fee at the time of booking (subject to availability). 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. Reserved trams will depart either from the base of the elevator, or from the South Parking area depending on your itinerary. Trams are not able to make extended stops along the route. The full tram tour loop is roughly 30 minutes long. Tram tours are not available for reservation during holiday weekends (including holiday Mondays) or during peak fall weekends from September 19 to November 15.


LUNCH

Picnic areas are available for groups who wish to bring their own lunch. All lunches should be placed in a large box or bin for easy transport by our staff.

Storm King Café offers a special bagged lunch menu for groups. Bagged lunches must be pre-ordered directly from the Storm King Café at least 5 business days before your visit.


PAYMENT

Admission fees may be paid on arrival or in advance. Fees for additional services (reserved tram etc.) must be paid at least one week in advance. We accept cash, check or credit cards. Detailed payment instructions will be included with a reservation confirmation.  No deposit is required for a reservation. There is no additional parking fee. Storm King does not issue refunds.


WEATHER

Storm King does not have indoor facilities that can accommodate groups during inclement weather. Groups will not be permitted to enter the galleries or Visitor Center due to rain. During a severe weather event, Storm King Staff will direct your group. Please check the weather forecast prior to your visit and come prepared.

Storm King does not reserve rain dates in advance. If your group must cancel due to weather, every effort will be made to reschedule at that time.

ADULT NON-PROFIT AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Reservations are required for any group arriving by full-sized bus (or any vehicle that will not fit in a standard parking spot). Groups of 12 or more arriving by car that would like a tour or reserved tram must also have a reservation.

From late May to mid-June and from late September to mid-November, 10-11am bus arrivals are reserved for school groups. Please note that we are not able to accommodate buses on holiday weekends (including holiday Mondays) or on peak fall weekends from September 19 through November 15.

If you are interested in visiting the Art Center during the busy spring and fall seasons, we recommend submitting the group visit request form several months in advance.

To request a reservation, first read through all the information listed below, then complete the online group visit request form:

Adult group visit request form

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. If we are able to accommodate your group, you will receive a confirmation email with further details, including an invoice and guidelines for visiting Storm King.


GROUP RATES

Adults- $15
Seniors- $12 (65+ with valid ID)
College Students- $7 (with valid ID)
K-12 students- $5
Children 4 and under- FREE

Guided Tour Fees for Adults:  $50 for a group of 12 to 25 visitors. Groups larger than 25 will require additional docents at the same rate.

Group rates are available to any group of 12 or more arriving in a single vehicle with a reservation. Groups arriving by car are subject to individual admission rates.


DOCENT TOURS

Storm King’s specially-trained docents offer walking tours that are 45-60 minutes long and generally take place on and around Museum Hill. Please be prepared to walk up to one mile on grass.

Tours cover information and history about Storm King Art Center and focus on a few key works from the collection. Those with a special interest in particular works or themes should specify this in their reservation request.  When possible, our staff will work with the group leader to tailor a tour to the group’s interest.

Tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance of your visit and are subject to docent availability.

Docent tours may not be cancelled or changed with less than 24-hour notice. Groups that do not provide 24-hour cancellation notice will be charged the full tour fee of $50 per docent.


TRAMS

Public Trams

Storm King operates a tram to help ensure better access to our grounds for visitors with limited mobility. Our public trams do not include an audio tour. Seats are available on a first come first served basis however priority must always be given to visitors with limited mobility. Because seating is limited, we ask that groups without mobility issues limit their use of our public trams as much as possible.  This helps us ensure that seats are available for those that need it most.

Groups with limited mobility are always welcome to use the public tram on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed.

If you have questions about the use of the public tram, please contact us to discuss your group’s needs.

Reserved Tram Tours

Tram Tours may be reserved by groups for an additional $250 fee at the time of booking (subject to availability). 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. Reserved trams will depart either from the base of the elevator, or from the South Parking area depending on your itinerary. Trams are not able to make extended stops along the route. The full tram tour loop is roughly 30 minutes long. Tram tours are not available for reservation during holiday weekends (including holiday Mondays) or during peak fall weekends from September 19 to November 15.


LUNCH

Picnic areas are available for groups who wish to bring their own lunch. All lunches should be placed in a large box or bin for easy transport by our staff.

Storm King Café offers a special box lunch menu for groups. Box lunches must be pre-ordered from the Storm King Café at least 5 business days before your visit. More information and ordering instructions can be found on the box lunch menu. 2019 menu and ordering instructions will be posted soon.


PAYMENT

Admission fees may be paid on arrival at the admission booth, or in advance. Fees for additional services (tour, reserved tram etc.) must be paid at least one week in advance. We accept cash, check or credit cards.  Detailed payment instructions will be included with a reservation confirmation. No deposit is required for a reservation. There is no additional parking fee. Storm King does not issue refunds.


WEATHER

Storm King does not have indoor facilities that can accommodate groups during inclement weather. Groups will not be permitted to enter the galleries or Visitor Center due to rain. During a severe weather event, Storm King Staff will direct your group. Please check the weather forecast prior to your visit and come prepared.

Storm King does not reserve rain dates in advance. If your group must cancel due to weather, every effort will be made to reschedule at that time.

BUSINESS AND TOURISM GROUPS

Business and Tourism Groups must submit a request at least two weeks in advance of their visit date, but we recommend longer if you would like catering services or other activities.

Business and Tourism Groups receive:

  • $2.00 off regular admission (adult, seniors, and child admission).
  • Parking for over-sized vehicle/bus.
  • Opportunity to tailor your experience with options that include private tours, bike and picnic tables reservations, and more.
  • Dedicated Storm King event staff during planning.

Host a day of exploration, inspiration, or relaxation at Storm King by adding the following options to your reservation. Storm King’s Private Event Team will work with you to create a wonderful and unique experience for your group.

Payment
A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to book your group. The remaining balance is required to be paid via check or credit card at least one week prior to your visit for expedited entry.

To make a reservation request, please click here

Storm King Art Center is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, visitors, and community. Following recommendations from local and national authorities, Storm King will not book group visits through June 30. Any schedule or policy changes will be updated on stormking.org/health.

Menashe Kadishman, Suspended, 1977. Gift of Muriel and Philip I. Berman ©Menashe Kadishman