Group Visits

The Hudson River Museum has formulated plans for this year’s group visits starting in the fall, in accordance with CDC and New York State guidelines, that are responsive to the needs of our communities and support the numerous hybrid reopening plans of school districts and other organizations throughout the region.

The Museum now offers virtual museum experience packages for schools, homeschool groups, and other groups that are customized, interactive, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based. We invite you to access our educational resources in new and exciting ways.

To schedule your program or to inquire about partnerships, in-person, and onsite Museum experiences, please contact us at groupvisits@hrm.org or (914) 963-4550 x247.

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Experience Packages

Each package will include a 45-minute virtual museum experience for your school group, available Wednesday through Friday between 10am and 2pm, that is customized and interactive, and offers a choice between the following:

  • Planetarium Show: A live, virtual planetarium show, using Stellarium and other simulator software, with a science educator.
  • Gallery Tour: A live, virtual exploration of artworks from the Museum’s collection of special exhibitions supported by inquiry-based conversation with a museum educator or docent.

Each live virtual visit also includes an accompanying lesson plan that provides educators with:

  • Access to guiding questions;
  • An open-ended activity;
  • A step-by-step video that an educator can use to prepare for, or follow up on their live experience.

A New Model for Our Time

Employing this new model, the Museum will continue to provide thematic, interdisciplinary tours, planetarium shows, and workshops for all levels, interests, and learning styles. Participants will engage with art, history, and science in a virtual informal learning environment, while developing skills in visual literacy, critical thinking, English Language Arts, creative problem solving, communication, and collaboration.

Need a customized experience?

We’ll work with you to tailor your program, whether you are an adult/senior group interested in only a tour or planetarium show, or a school (Pre-K through Grade 12, college, and graduate levels), homeschool, learning pod, or scout group, including special needs and English Language Learners interested in the museum experience package.

School programming supports New York State Learning Standards, NYS Next Generation Learning Standards, and Common Core State Standards, as well as STEM and STEAM concepts in the current classroom curriculum.