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K–12 School Group Visit Request Form

Make the Met part of your school year! The Museum is currently accepting appointment requests for guided and self-guided visits.

The Met welcomes all school-age learners. We invite you to request either a guided visit led by trained Museum educators and volunteers or a self-guided visit, which allows you to lead your own students through the Museum. Please note that appointments are required for all school groups visiting the Museum.

Guided-visit appointments can be made no less than three weeks in advance of the requested visit date, and self-guided-visit appointments can be made no less than two weeks in advance. A separate form must be submitted for each visit, and we will do our best to accommodate your request(s). However, due to high volume, your visit is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation letter by email from the Museum.

Before submitting your request, please consult your school's administration and calendar regarding bus maintenance days, testing days, school holidays, and half days. When selecting date and time preferences for your visit, please consider approximate travel time from your school, as well as any guidelines your school may have regarding school bus departure and return times.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's school tour program is made possible by the generosity of Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman.

Group Information
Please note that changing your group size, grade(s), or visit type may require changes in subsequent sections of the form.
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School/Organization Information

Please tell us about your group. For NYCDOE schools, please enter the full school number and numeric initial (e.g. P.S. 1Q) under School/Organization Name. If you are a business or tour operator, please enter your organization's name and information.
Are you a qualified tour operator?*

School Type:*
Is your school designated as Title I?

Contact Information

Please list the primary contact for the visit. We will contact the person named below with any questions or concerns about the visit request and to confirm the appointment.

Group Leader on Day of Visit

You have indicated that the person listed above will not be the group leader on the day of the visit. Please enter the contact information for the group leader below.

Group Type

Please select one of the following that best describes your group:*



Select grade(s):*



Is this your group's first time visiting the Museum?

Group Size

In order to respond to high demand, we must limit each school to no more than one group of up to fifty students per day. Exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis only; you will have the opportunity to explain your situation in the Visit Information section of this form.

We require one chaperone for every ten students. Each required chaperone is charged the student admission rate; each additional chaperone is charged the adult group admission rate. (One teacher or group leader per reservation receives complimentary admission.) Museum visits are free of charge for schools located within the five boroughs of New York City. Qualified tour operators are eligible for discounted rates. The Museum reserves the right to limit the number of adult chaperones participating in school group guided visits.

Visit Type

Please select one of the following:

You will have a chance to review your selections before submitting the form.
Visit Information
Please note that changing your visit topic may require changes to your date and time preferences.

You have requested a guided visit. These hour-long tours are led by trained Museum lecturers and offer amazing opportunities for your students to make the most of their encounters with great works of art. Our educators engage students in fun, learner-centered, inquiry-based conversations that foster curriculum connections and encourage important learning skills such as evidence-based reasoning and critical thinking. Guided visits also inspire students to build strong content knowledge across disciplines, and support their confidence, curiosity, and creativity.

Due to the high demand for weekday morning guided tours, individual schools are limited to three weekday morning guided visits per semester. Please note that not all visit topics are available at all times.

Visit Topics

Please select a visit topic from the list below.

Curriculum Connections

Date and Time Preferences

Guided visits are conducted Monday through Friday, 9:45 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., with some weekend availability. Please provide preferences for three possible dates and times. Guided visits can be scheduled no less than three weeks in advance. Do not consider your visit booked until you receive a confirmation number via email from the Group Services Office.

1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:
If a guided visit is unavailable for all of the dates and times you have selected, would you like us to schedule a self-guided visit instead?

Accessibility Accommodations

Would you like to request any of the following accessibility accommodations for your group?




Additional Information

You will have a chance to review your selections before submitting this form.
Visit Information 2

You have requested a self-guided visit, which allows you to lead your own students through the Museum.

If you plan to have your students sketch or write in the galleries, please bring clipboards or notebooks to use as hard surfaces on which to write. Please also be sure to bring sharp pencils; pens and markers are not permitted in the galleries.

Collection Areas

Which galleries in the Museum do you plan to visit? Please select at least one area and be aware that the Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times.





















Date and Time Preferences

Self-guided appointments are available seven days a week (Sunday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m., and Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–7:45 p.m.). Please provide preferences for three possible dates and times. Self-guided visits can be scheduled no less than two weeks in advance. Do not consider your visit booked until you receive a confirmation letter via email from the Group Services Office.

1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:

Accessibility Accommodations

Priority Booking Code

Teachers who attend professional development workshops at the Museum receive priority booking for self-guided school visits.

Audio Guides

Audio guides are a great way to explore the Museum's vast collection. The Met Audio Guide offers more than one hundred hours of audio commentary, developed by curators and educators, about works of art in the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. The commentary is in English, but highlights of the collection are also available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish.

Audio Guides are available free of charge for New York City high school students who attend public schools, thanks to the generosity of the Rudin Family Foundation. All other groups of fifteen or more can reserve Audio Guides for $4 each.

Additional Information

You will have a chance to review your selections before submitting the form.
Additional Options

Free Visit to The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Within Seven Days

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. Self-guided groups can visit The Cloisters for free within seven days of their visit to the Main Building provided that group members retain their tickets. Guided tours can also be arranged at reduced rates. The Cloisters is located forty-five minutes north of the Main Building in Fort Tryon Park.

If you would like to make a reservation to visit The Cloisters within seven days of your visit to the Main Building, please call 212-650-2280 once you receive confirmation of your Main Building visit.

Stay in Touch

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Review and Submit
Please review your selections below and make changes as necessary by selecting the appropriate "Change" button above. When you're finished, select "Submit" at the bottom of the page.

Group Information

Please note that updating your group size, grade, or visit type will require changes in subsequent sections of the form. Update Group Information

Visit Information

Please note that updating your visit topic may require changes to your date and time preferences. Update Visit Information

Visit Information

Additional Options

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Online Resources for K–12 Educators

Use these online Museum resources (PDF) to support your teaching.

Group Tours at The Cloisters

Explore The Cloisters museum and gardens, the Museum's northern-Manhattan branch dedicated to medieval art and architecture, on a guided or self-guided visit with your group.

Astor Educators for K–12 Learning, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is seeking exemplary high school teachers for the 2015–2016 Astor Educator cohort. Learn more about this exciting opportunity and apply.

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