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.

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