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.
  • Still photography is allowed; however, the use of flash, tripods, and camera extension poles (or "selfie sticks") throughout the museum is prohibited.
  • Write and draw only with pencils—no pens or markers please.

 

What will we see?

Before your trip, preview exhibitions that are currently on view and visit the collection online to search for works in the Guggenheim collection by artist, date, or medium.
 

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. 

Guggenheim Museum

Plan Your Visit

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Purchase tickets

Hours & Ticketing

See Plan Your Visit for more information on ticketing, including holiday hours.

Adults $25
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Members Free

 

Multimedia Guides

Multimedia guides are free with admission.


Further information:
Directions to the museum
Group sales
Restaurants

At the Carpet Shop, 1979. From Sausage Series, 1979

Lesson Plans
for Teachers

Develop lesson plans for the exhibition Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better using the free Arts Curriculum Online.