Storm King welcomes groups from schools, universities, non-profit and community organizations, businesses, and tour operators with advance reservations. Group reservations are required for any group of 12 or more people arriving in a single vehicle, and for any groups arriving in oversized vehicles (vans, buses). All group visit requests must be submitted at least three weeks in advance. Availability is limited and we recommend planning ahead, especially for visits in mid-September to mid-November.
Tours, trams, reserved picnic areas, and other add-ons are available for weekday visits only. Blackout dates: Groups are not permitted on Tuesdays, holiday Mondays, Free Admission Days (May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5), weekends, or during special ticketed hours/events.
Group Rates and Add-ons:
Group rates are available to parties of 12 or more. To receive the group rate, groups must have a confirmed pre-paid reservation. School, university, and non-profit groups receive a 50% discount off the rates listed below.
- Car (Up to 6 people): $110
- Van / Mini-coach (Up to 14 seats): $250
- Mini-Bus (Up to 40 seats): $600
- Coach / School Bus (up to 56 seats): $800
Schools receive 50% off the admission rates listed above. We are pleased to offer schools that receive Title I funding free admission. Public school groups visiting from Orange, Putman, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties receive free admission. One chaperone is required for every ten students, including high school students.
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.
Self-Guided Tour Resources
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. With our free digital guide, groups can explore interactive activities, audio and video commentary by artists and Storm King staff, suggested routes, and more. Click here to download Bloomberg Connects to get started.
Walking Tours for K-12 School Groups: Free
Storm King’s specially trained docents and educators 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.
Walking tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance of your visit and are subject to docent availability.
Docent-Guided Highlights Tour
$150 per 25 people, $75 for Colleges/Universities
Storm King’s specially trained docents lead walking tours that include information and history about Storm King Art Center and key works from the collection on Museum Hill. Tours typically cover up to one mile on grass. More accessible routes may be planned with advanced notice. Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour.
$250 per 25 people
Walking tours that focus on works from Storm King’s seasonal exhibitions. While primarily exhibition focused, these tours can weave in general information about the Art Center depending on the interest of the group. Length: 1 hour.
Tram Tour: South Fields
$225 per tram
The tram will make a loop through Storm King’s South Fields, passing site-specific works and will either play a pre-recorded tour or have a tour guide with information about Storm King’s history, art, and landscape. Each tram tour can seat up to 47 people. Length: 30 – 45 minutes
Tram Tour: Full Loop
$400 per tram, $200 for schools*, free to partner schools
The tram will make a loop through the grounds and will either place a pre-recorded tour or have a tour guide who will provide information about Storm King’s history, art, and landscape. Each tram tour can seat up to 47 people. Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour. *If a tram is needed for accessibility for a school, one tram will be free of charge.
Lunches are available for pre-order for groups of ten or more through the Outdoor Café run by our food service partner, Fresh Company. Please pre-order, at least two weeks in advance of your visit, for pickup at the Outdoor Café near North Parking. All lunches are packaged in individual bags. Click here for menu and ordering instructions.
Picnic Table Reservation
$500 per area, Free for schools. Picnic areas are located adjacent to the north and south parking lots and can accommodate up to 60 people in each area. Picnic areas are available free of charge for school 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 upon arrival.
South Pavilion Reservation
$1,000. The South Pavilion is located adjacent to the south picnic area. It offers a covered space (no sides) with additional picnic tables and can accommodate up to 42 people.
BIKE RENTALS (Adults Groups Only)
$30 per person, minimum of 2 hours
$15 per person, additional hours
$75 per person, daily rate
Daily rates are for any reservation after 12PM. Limited 20 bikes per reservation.
Length: 1-2 hours
Price: Additional $150
Subject to availability.
A guided outdoor yoga session on Storm King’s grounds. All experience levels are welcome.
$300 per class
6-person min, 30-person max
Length: 45–60 minutes
Bring your own mat
BEFORE OR AFTER-HOURS EXPERIENCES
$500 per hour for access, add-ons will incur additional cost
Exclusive access to Storm King before we open to the public or after-hours on your group visit. Sunrise or sunset picnics or yoga, may be added for an additional fee. Length: 2 hours maximum
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.
Prepare for Your Visit
Come prepared to spend the day outdoors on even and uneven terrain with rolling hills. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Terrain varies by tour, please inquire before booking. Please see the Plan Your Visit page for full visitor policies and accessibility information.