School & Teacher Programs
Let us help you achieve your educational goals while fulfilling many Pennsylvania Academic Standards during a school museum visit.
Join our Teacher Loyalty Program
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History invite K–12 educators to join our teachers-only loyalty program, which offers free and exclusive benefits just for you—sign up here.
Special Alert: Changes to the Contemporary Collection
Visit before April so you don’t miss any of your favorite works from the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century art! The museum will temporarily close all of its contemporary art galleries from April to early June 2013 to make exciting changes that will complement the Carnegie International opening in fall 2013. Contact the Group Visits Office at 412.622.3288 to find out what topics will be affected.
How long is a school visit? What does it cost?
There are three variations of a tour: Gallery Tours, Gallery-Studio Workshops, and School-Museum Projects. All variations use the museum’s collection and special exhibitions to engage students with relevant content while building learning skills such as observation, interpretation, and inference-making. Gallery-Studio Workshops and School-Museum Projects include art-making.
Gallery Tour: Students participate in inquiry-based dialogues about thematic groups of artworks in the galleries.
- $9/student for 60-minute tour
- $10/student for 90-minute tour
- +$1/student for extended 30-minute independent viewing activity
Do you want to include art-making during your museum visit?
Gallery-Studio Workshop: Students discover the creative process by discussing works of art in the galleries and through related art-making activities in the studio.
- $12/student for two hours
School-Museum Project: Begin with a museum educator in your classroom for a pre-visit. Students explore a topic in depth over two consecutive days with combinations of gallery discussions and studio art-making.
- $525/class, 35 students maximum, two days
Don’t let costs be a barrier—find out more about available scholarships when you call 412.622.3289 to book your visit. A variety of scholarships are generously sponsored by Scaife Family Foundation Fund for Scholarships, the Jack Buncher Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and
Apply for funding when you register online.