On weekdays during the summer, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) offers inquiry-based tours for day camp groups (ages 5-14) and other K-12 educational groups. Led by MAD's Artist Educators, tours encourage participants to make connections between artworks, to the world around them and to their own lives. All tour groups visit our Open Studio floor and meet residents in our Artist Studio.

Summer Group Tour Options

Tour and Workshop

This 90-minute interactive program begins with an inquiry-led discussion in the galleries, continues with a visit to the Open Studio MADLab where campers learn about contemporary art, craft and design through hands-on art-making and meet our artist-in-residence.

MAD Tour

In this 60-minute interactive program, campers spend time in the galleries investigating exhibition themes, curatorial decisions, art concepts and current events through observation and discussion, sketching and other customized engagement activities. 

Non-guided (ages 14-18 only)

Enter the gallery in groups for pre-arranged visits. Please note this program is for teenagers only; Non-MAD staff is prohibited from lecturing in the galleries.


Tour Details 


Summer tours will be offered Monday through Friday from July 5, 2015 through August 26, 2015. 


10:30am, 1:00 pm or 3:30pm

Group size and chaperones

Each tour can accommodate up to 30 campers and five adults (at least 16 years of age). One chaperone is required per ten students. 

Cost (include Museum admission and all materials)

 $180 fee for all camps, schools and organizations. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation requests must be made at least two weeks in advance, or will incur a $105 cancellation fee.


To reserve your summer group tour, call 212.299.7720 or email groups@madmuseum.org.

made possible by

Summer Camps are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.