Students walk through an exhibit

School Group Tours

Experiences are back in Fall 2021

School groups participate in a Looking & Learning tour, an inquiry-based conversational experience that engages students in careful observation, discussion, and interpretation of objects from a variety of time periods and cultures. Students strengthen critical thinking skills by learning to articulate their ideas about what they see, and share those insights with classmates.

Looking & Learning options include:

  • Highlights
  • Black Life in Pittsburgh
  • Migration
  • Art & Literacy
  • Power in Art
  • Customized to meet curriculum goals

Experiences may include writing exercises, tactile learning and making, movement, and more.

Tour Fees 90 Minutes
Student $10

Admission is free for the required chaperone (1) for every 10 students. All materials are included. Program fees include day-long admission to both Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Schools or universities may qualify for funding to cover both admissions and transportation costs. Apply for a school group scholarship when reserving your group visit.

Gallery Closures

Please note that the following galleries are temporarily closed, as new things are coming soon!

  • Beginning March 7, 2022, the Medieval section of Scaife 1 will be temporarily closed.
  • Beginning April 4, 2022, Scaife 3 will be temporarily closed.
  • Scaife 1 will be closed through April 30, 2022
  • Beginning May 2, 2022, Scaife 2 will be temporarily closed.
  • Reserve Your Visit

    To reserve a school group visit, please…

    1. Request your visit at least four weeks prior to your intended visit date. Be ready with the following information:

    • Select date preferences and alternatives
    • Choose arrival and departure times
    • Detail group size and grade level
    • Detail lunchroom requests

    2. You will receive confirmation and payment information by email. Final attendance numbers and payment are due one week in advance of your scheduled visit. A $15 late fee will apply to all payments received after this deadline.

    3. When your date is confirmed you will also receive a digital form to complete in order to finalize program content. Your prompt response is necessary.

    Request Your School Group Visit

    Questions? Call the Group Visits Coordinator at 412.622.3289, or email