With a mission to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities, the Brooklyn Museum is where great art and courageous conversations are catalysts for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world.


Arty Facts: For those inclined to drop in on a Saturday or Sunday at 11 am or 2 pm, these workshops explore a range of themes and styles from the permanent collection, and are followed by an art-making project in the museum studio.

Gallery/Studio Program: Young people interested in focused art experiences can register for a semester of age-appropriate intensive study that highlights specific topics or techniques. Recent offerings have included Introduction to Abstract Painting, Animals in Art, The Museum As Inspiration for Comic Book Art, and Drawing the Human Figure.

Storytelling in the galleries takes place every Saturday at 4 pm. Other family activities include special performances and concerts. Attendance is free with museum admission.

Family Admission: Varies according to program; some are free with museum admission


Offered in the museum's galleries, museum educator-led classes (1 hour for K to 1st grade and 1 1/2 hours for 2nd through 12th grade) are designed to allow students to interpret art and its cultural context through strategies such as discussion, writing, drawing, and small-group work. Many lessons meet New York State Learning Standards in art, social studies, and English language arts. Lessons may be adapted to meet individual curriculum needs. Teachers may also take classes on a self-guided tour of the museum; reservations required.

Programs for Teachers: Programs for school teachers of all subject areas and grade levels introduce teachers to the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions, offer techniques for integrating the study of art into the classroom, and help teachers find connections among collections.

School Season: Oct-June
School Admission: New York City school groups: $50 guided, $35 self-guided, $1.50 per student guided special needs; $1 per student self-guided special needs; non-New York City school groups: $70 guided; $55 self-guided, $2.50 per student special needs; $2 per student self-guided special needs.