Group Visits

The Museum offers a wide range of educational programs for groups, both as one-day trips and in-depth partnerships, throughout the year, including camps in July and August. Groups are admitted Tuesday–Friday from 10am–5pm and must be reserved in advance.

We’ll work with you to customize your experience, whether you are are inquiring about an adult, senior, school (Pre-K through Grade 12, college, and graduate levels), homeschool, camp, or scout group, including special needs and English Language Learners. School visits support New York State Learning Standards, NYS Next Generation Learning Standards, and Common Core State Standards, as well as STEM and STEAM concepts.

If you have any questions, contact us at groupvisits@hrm.org or (914) 963-4550 x247.

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One-Day Visits

Bring your group to participate in our thematic, interdisciplinary tours, planetarium shows, and workshops for all levels, interests, and learning styles. Participants engage with art, history, and science in an informal learning environment, while developing skills in visual literacy, critical thinking, English Language Arts, creative problem solving, communication, and collaboration.

Choose from the following:

1-Hour Visit
Guided Gallery Tour OR Planetarium Show
$120 for up to 20 participants; $5.50 for each additional participant

2-Hour Visit
Guided Gallery Tour OR Planetarium Show PLUS Workshop
$200 for up to 20 participants; $9.50 for each additional participant

3-Hour Visit
Guided Gallery Tour AND Planetarium Show PLUS Workshop
$280 for up to 20 participants; $13.50 for each additional participant

Title I schools may qualify for reduced rates.

Please note, our Planetarium can seat up to 120. A lunch space is available upon request at $50 for up to 60 students, or at $100 for 61–90 students.

Inquire about our in-depth, 3-hour STEM and STEAM programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, and ask about our special partnership with Con Edison STEM Days Out. #ConEdSTEM

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Partnerships

The Museum partners with institutions, including early childhood centers, schools, and senior centers, on designing multi-visit partnerships. These partnerships vary in scope and size—from 3 to 10 sessions—and are priced accordingly. Learning takes place both at your site and at the Museum, and all pre- and post-visits are conducted by Museum Educators and contain a hands-on element. Partnerships may include professional development for participating teachers and administrators, as well as a six-month Museum Membership for the families of all participants and staff.

Contact us at groupvisits@hrm.org or call (914) 963-4550 x250 to customize a partnership that’s right for you.

All Reservations

A 50% deposit is required at least two weeks in advance of your reserved visit. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before scheduled time to avoid fees.

Teachers, adult chaperones, and group leaders are responsible for their students and participants at all times. For Pre-K–Grade 1 school groups, two adult chaperones are required and admitted FREE for every group of up to 10 students. For Grades 2–12, one adult chaperone is required and admitted FREE for every group of up to 10 students. Additional adults are $5 each, regardless of the length of the program.

Astronomy

1-Hour Planetarium Shows

See descriptions of all planetarium shows here.

2-Hour Planetarium Show & Workshop Combinations

Colors of the Sky (Pre-K–Grade 1)
Show: The Sky Tonight
Workshop: Mix colors to make day and night skyscapes.

Daily Planet (Pre-K–Grade 3)
Show: Our Solar System
Workshop: Make 3D soft sculpture planet models.

Moving Moon, Changing Moon (Kindergarten–Grade 6)
Show: Earth, Moon, and Sun (Kindergarten–Grade 4) OR The Sky Tonight (Grades 4–6)
Workshop: Discover the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship through movement, then create a 3D moon phase model.

Sky Legends (Grades 1–4)
Show: Myths, Legends, and Travelers’ Tales
Workshop: Create glow-in-the-dark constellations and stories.

Myth Making (Grades 3–12, adult)
Show: Myths, Legends, and Travelers’ Tales OR Legends of the Night Sky
Workshop: Create and illustrate original myths based on works in the Museum’s collection, or inspired by people and events, current or historical.

Orbits (Grades 4–12, adult)
Show: Our Solar System
Workshop: Examine properties of the planets, make observations, and record data using clues in “Discover Boxes.”

Regents Earth Science (Grades 7–12)
Show: Customized Planetarium Show
Workshop: Make your own system for classifying solar system objects OR interpret data about a hypothetical solar system.

Art & History

1-Hour Tours

The Hudson River School: Past, Present, and Future (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Tour all, or a selection of, our fall exhibitions and immerse yourself in the landscapes of contemporary artists Janelle Lynch and James McElhinney, as well as those of Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, America’s first art movement. Offered through mid-February.

Dreamy Landscapes (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Take a closer look at works by Hudson River School artists in the Permanent Collection Galleries to learn about the elements of landscape painting and the relationship of figures to their surroundings. Offered year-round.

Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the Hudson River Museum and Art Bridges (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Find and reflect upon your place in the urban environment through an analysis of works from our permanent collection and Art Bridges partnership. Offered year-round.

Derrick Adams: Buoyant (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Explore the collection of vividly painted, sun-soaked portraits of African Americans in Adams’ Floater Series, which illuminates the complexities that linger beneath the surface of seemingly mundane leisure pursuits.

A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, the A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond features a survey of photographs of the moon, the earliest of which were taken from an observatory in Westchester in 1863. Offered through mid-January.

Highlights Tour (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Enjoy a varied selection of works of art on view throughout the Museum Galleries and Glenview. Offered year-round.

Portraiture: People and Places in Time (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Learn about the art of portraiture and discover what it can reveal about the subject, as well as the time and community in which they lived. Offered year-round.

Shapes & Patterns (Pre-K–Grade 3)
Explore the motifs and patterns of Glenview’s architecture and interior decor, and discover principles of art and design throughout the HRM campus and collections. Offered year-round.

Myth Making (Grades 2–12, adult)
Find the figures and images on view in Glenview that tell timeless tales of gods and heroes. Offered year-round.

The Gilded Age Upon the Hudson (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Travel back in time to 1877! Discover Glenview’s restored rooms, paintings, and furnishings, and learn how the Trevor family spent their time more than 140 years ago. Offered year-round.

2-Hour Tour & Workshop Combinations

Landscapes Reimagined (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Tour: The Hudson River School: Past, Present, and Future (through mid-February)
Workshop: Experiment with landscape abstractions using a variety of media.

Landscapes (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Tour: Dreamy Landscapes
Workshop: Design your own landscape using watercolor paint.

Self in the City (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Tour: Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the Hudson River Museum and Art Bridges
Workshop: Create a 3-D model of the town or city in which you live and place yourself inside it.

Buoyant (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Tour: Derrick Adams: Buoyant
Workshop: Develop your own mixed-media work of art in collage.

Portraiture (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Tour: Portraiture: People and Places in Time
Workshop: Sketch a self-portrait using fine art materials.

Shapes and Patterns (Pre-K–Grade 3)
Tour: Shapes and Patterns
Workshop: Create your own patterns inspired by the examples of interior design found throughout the HRM’s campus and exhibitions.

Myth Making (Grades 2–12, adult)
Tour: Myth Making
Workshop: Invent and illustrate your own myth inspired by works in the Museum’s collection and your imagination.

The Gilded Age (Grades 4–12, adult)
Tour: The Gilded Age Upon the Hudson
Workshop: Create and take home a toy drawn from the leisure activities of Victorian youth.

Environmental Science

1-Hour Tours

Hudson Riverama (Pre-K–Grade 12, adult)
Enjoy an overview of the Upper, Middle, and Lower Hudson Valley in the Hudson Riverama environmental gallery.

Naturalist’s Journey (Pre-K–Grade 5)
Discover the habitats of animals native to the Hudson Valley.

River Mapping (Grades 1–12, adult)
Take a closer look at the geographic and geologic features of the Upper, Middle, and Lower Hudson Valley, and locate your home on Riverama’s 31-foot model of the river and its watershed.

2-Hour Tour & Workshop Combinations

Naturalist’s Journey 1 (K–Grade 3)
Tour: Hudson Riverama
Workshop: Create a field journal and sketch observations.

Naturalist’s Journey 2 (Grades 3–12, adult)
Tour: Hudson Riverama and Permanent Collection Galleries
Workshop: Learn about animal habitats, examine landscapes painted by artists, create a field journal, and sketch observations.

River Mapping (Grade 4–12, adult)
Tour: Hudson Riverama and Permanent Collection Galleries
Workshop: Observe different methods of mapping the landscape in paintings and create mixed-media maps of the Hudson River with a legend.

Camp Visits

In July and August, the Museum welcomes camp groups Tuesday–Friday from 9:30am–5pm. Enjoy our exciting selection of planetarium shows, hands-on workshops, and guided tours, tailored for all ages, interests, and learning styles.

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1-Hour Planetarium Shows for Camps

See descriptions of all planetarium shows above. Please note, Regents Earth Science and The Victorian’s Guide to the Galaxy are not available for camp groups. Contact Saralinda Lichtblau for more information.

1-Hour Hands-on Workshops

  • Daily Planet (ages 4–9): Make a 3D soft sculpture of a planet. Recreate a planet with collage materials.
  • Starry Night (ages 3+): Dream up your own constellation, name it, and recreate it with collage and mixed media.
  • Stomp ‘em Rockets (ages 3+): Learn the mechanics of launching a rocket in space. Build your own and launch it outdoors.

1-Hour Guided Tour

  • Take a closer look at the summer’s special exhibitions.
  • Enjoy a Highlights Tour that includes our historic home, Glenview, our environmental teaching gallery, Hudson Riverama, and The Bookstore by Red Grooms (ages 3+).