Hofstra University Museum of Art

Teachers & Schools P-12

Education at the Hofstra University Museum of Art

The Hofstra University Museum of Art is committed to making the study of works of art and artifacts a part of each student’s educational experience. School tours and programs are related to exhibitions and the Museum's permanent collections and are designed to help students and teachers connect works of art to both their school curriculum and their life experiences. Each year the Hofstra University Museum of Art serves the public and private schools of the Long Island region with engaging and meaningful explorations of authentic objects and art. Please click on one of the options below for more information.

Student in the Museum

Planning Your Class Visit to the Museum

Guided tours and hands-on art-making activities facilitate inquiry-based discussion of the artwork and aim to foster the development of observation, analytic, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students learn to look carefully at works of art and articulate their ideas about them. Programs address New York State Learning Standards in the Visual Arts as well as in ELA and social studies.

Scheduling a Visit

The Hofstra University Museum of Art welcomes school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's education staff. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 516-463-5672.

Times: Visits are 90 minutes long and are offered Monday through Friday. 

Group Size: Be aware that space limitations may apply; please call to discuss.

Chaperones: One chaperone per every 10 students is required.

Fees: Visits are $10 per student. Fee waivers are available under special circumstances. Teachers and chaperones enter free.

Confirmation: You will receive a letter confirming your tour date and time, an invoice for payment, and a map locating the Museum on the campus of the University. The confirmation form must be completed, signed, and returned with a nonrefundable $50 deposit to secure the reservation.

To schedule a school visit at the Hofstra University Museum of Art, please contact the Museum at 516-463-5672 or email museum@hofstra.edu.