A group of middle school-age kids walks up a flight of stairs

A school group walks up the Scaife stairs towards the galleries

School Group Visits

There are two types of school group visits: Guided School Group Tours and Guided School Group Workshops. School visits take place entirely in the museum galleries where students engage with relevant thematic content and build learning skills such as observation, interpretation, and inference-making. Topics may be adapted for students in grades K–12 and university students when possible. Exceptions are noted.

Please request your visit at least four weeks prior to your intended visit date.

Carnegie Museum of Art highly recommends guided group visits. Self-guided group visits are available.

Guided School Group Tours

School groups participate in inquiry-based dialogues about thematic groups of artworks with museum educators. Writing is included for some topics. See topic details for a complete listing.

Guided School Group Workshops

School groups discuss works of art and experiment with materials to support discussions in the galleries with museum educators. All materials are included in the price.


Schools or Universities may qualify for funding to cover both admissions and transportation costs. Please read the school group scholarship information before reserving your visit.

Questions? Call the Group Visits Coordinator at 412.622.3289 or email groupvisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

For questions regarding tour content, please email teachers@cmoa.org.