Tours & Group Visits

In response to COVID-19, the museum is closed until further notice. 

Until we reopen, we remind the public that the museum serves as a resource for research and personal enrichment with 80% of the collection available online. Our staff are hard at work, invigorated by the challenge to provide new ways to bring the museum to life beyond the walls we normally work within. 
Using the museum from home link provides resources for faculty and students. Connect through art anywhere offers activities and online learning for parents, teachers, and learners of all ages. K-12 Virtual Visits for teachers are recorded videos, outlines of lesson plans, and related PowerPoints. In addition, visitors can explore the digital publication that accompanies Raid the Icebox Now, plus back issues of Manual.

In-person visits are currently not available. Summer options are live virtual visits as well as the online resources listed above including recorded K-12 Virtual Visits. You can email tours@risd.edu to book a live virtual visit with a museum educator for 30 to 45 minutes or 1 hour. 

 

 

K–12 Schools

Self-guided visits

Personalize your Museum experience to enhance student learning and make connections beyond the classroom.

Admission is free for students and chaperones. For assistance in developing your self-guided visit, contact teachers@risd.edu

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Guided visits

Museum educators lead artwork explorations through discussion, writing, or drawing, making connections with subjects and skills. Multiple tour themes available, click here to view.

Museum visit: One hour Museum session

$3 per student, chaperones are free.

Title 1 schools in Rhode Island and outside Providence can have their guided visit and/or bus transportation subsidized depending on available funds.

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Schedule a Providence public or charter school visit

Multi-Part Guided visits

Providence public and charter schools receive free admission and transportation is arranged by the Museum. Chaperones are free.

Museum visit with optional classroom session: Museum educator provides introductory lesson in the classroom prior to Museum session. We also offer a limited number of visits for private and public schools outside of Providence for $10 per student, chaperones are free.

Multiple tour themes available, click here to view

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Preview for Students + Educators coming on Group Visits

After-school, Camp, and Youth Groups

Self-guided visits

Personalize your Museum experience to make connections with your group’s interests and projects.

Admission is free for students and chaperones.

Schedule your visit

Guided visits

Museum educators lead artwork explorations through discussion, writing, or drawing, making connections with your group’s interests and projects.

Multiple tour themes available, click here to view.

$3 per student, chaperones are free.

Schedule your visit

Preview for Students + Educators coming on Group Visits
College and University

Self-guided visits

Connect works of art and design to your course objectives. Book self-guided visits early to guarantee priority access to the galleries.

Admission is free for member institutions.
Standard admission rates apply to non-member institutions.

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Access to objects not on view

College classes may request access to objects not on view through one of the Museum’s two dedicated study centers or through the education  department. Requests should be made at the start of the semester and no later than one month in advance.

Cost is free for member institutions. Standard admission rates apply to non-member institutions.

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Anything else

To develop a course, schedule wet-media copying, plan assignments, or create other customized experiences, contact museum-academic@risd.edu.

Adult Groups

Self-guided

Explore the galleries at your own pace. Enhance your visit with audio and video tours with highlights from local artists and designers.

Self-guided Group Pricing
$15 per adult
$12 per Senior (62+)
Adult members visiting with a self-guided group get free admission

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Guided

Enjoy a one-hour guided visit with your club, association, conference, or group of 6 or more adults. An informative, content-rich experience led by an educator offers opportunities for close looking and in-depth discussions.

Multiple tour themes available, click here to view.

Guided Group Pricing
$20 per adult
$10 per member

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