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Youth & School Groups

The Museum of Arts and Design offers inquiry-driven, thematically based online and on-site programs for K–12 school groups, learning pods, summer camps, and youth organizations.

All of MAD's custom designed programs align with city, state, and national learning standards, and are taught by our artist educators.

Students will:

  • Experiment with craft, art, and design processes to consider how objects are made.
  • Learn about careers in craft, art, and design.
  • Experience an orientation to museums and art spaces.
  • Make connections to classroom curricula and current events.
  • Visit MAD’s Artist Studios, where students meet a practicing artist-in-residence.

Availability

Digital MADlabs may be booked for any day/time and require 3 weeks' notice. 

In-person MADlab programs are temporarily unavailable, but are typically offered Monday through Friday at 10:30 am, 1 pm, or 3:30 pm slots.

Group size and chaperones

Digital MADlabs: 30 students maximum per virtual program (recommended 15 students max for optimal interactivity). At least one teacher/adult must be present during virtual programs.

On-site MADlabs (temporarily unavailable): 30 students maximum per tour, with up to two tours running concurrently (60 students total). One chaperone is required per ten students.

Costs

(Flat fee per 30 students and five chaperones)
NYC Title I schools: Free
NYC public schools: $125
All other schools, learning pods, community organizations, and camps: $125 for digital program; $200 for on-site program
Multi-visit sessions: please inquire

School groups and 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.

MadLab is 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, and the Keith Haring Foundation.

Arts Reach is 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.

 

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