Preparing for Your Visit
What do you need to know before visiting the Guggenheim with your students?
After you have booked your tour, use the following materials in your classroom to prepare everyone for their visit.
View our curricular resource unit on the architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for more ideas and classroom materials.
What are the museum’s rules?
During your visit, please remember:
- Touch the works of art only with your eyes, never with your hands.
- Walk in the museum—do not run.
- Use a quiet voice when sharing your ideas.
- No photography is allowed above the entry level.
- Write and draw only with pencils—no pens or markers please.
If you are taking students on a self-guided visit, download the guidelines for these tours and review them with your students and chaperones.
What will we see?
What can I do in the classroom to prepare my students for their visit?
The more your students know in advance, the better their museum experience will be. To build excitement for your trip, please familiarize your students with the museum. Teacher resources and suggestions for how to connect our exhibitions to your classroom curriculum are available via the Arts Curriculum Online and Learning Through Art. Here you will find teacher guides, lesson plans, images of artworks, and guidelines for inquiry, the Guggenheim’s approach to looking at works of art with students.
Contact the School Programs Department at 212 423 3637 with any questions.