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Group Tours for Children and Teens

Teachers and chaperones may guide groups of children and teens through the museum independently during museum hours. Unguided groups must be between twelve and sixty people and must follow the Museum Guidelines and Chaperone Guidelines.

Group Admission (Per Person)

Adults $8
Youth (Ages 6–18) $4
Children 5 and under $2
Chaperones for students $4 
Members FREE


Including Picasso: The Artist and His Models (November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017)
Adults $14
Youth (Ages 6–18) $7
Children 5 and under $4
Chaperones for students $7 
Members FREE 

Group Size and Chaperone Policies

  • The maximum number of students admitted to the museum at once is sixty; groups of more than sixty students may visit the museum in shifts.
  • Please divide your group into several smaller groups of twelve students each, with a dedicated chaperone. Groups will be admitted to the museum ONLY if they have the requisite number of chaperones: one adult per twelve students is required for grades 3 through 12.
  • No student may tour the museum un-chaperoned. Students must remain in their group and accompanied by their chaperone AT ALL TIMES. Chaperones must remain with their group throughout the duration of their visit and are responsible for the group’s behavior.

View All Chaperone Guidelines

Schedule Your Tour

Reservations must be made fourteen days prior to the day of your visit for children and teens. Reservations for college groups are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation, please complete the Tour AK Request Form.

For more information, or for any questions you may have, please contact 716.270.8336, or Communication by email is preferred and will facilitate a timely response.

Please have the following information available when you call or email:

  • School/organization name, address, school district (if applicable), and contact information
  • Potential visit dates and times (View Museum Hours)
  • Number of children/teens and chaperones attending
  • Grade level of children/teens

Reservation Confirmation

A tour confirmation letter will be sent to you upon scheduling a tour.

Please note: Teachers of pre-K students are not eligible for self-guided tours. Museum-trained docents will be made available to pre-K groups of no more than twelve students each at no extra cost. Teachers of students in grades K through 2 can schedule a guided tour through the Art'scool program.

Arrival Instructions

  • Before entering the museum, please divide your group into smaller groups of no more than twelve students each. At least one adult chaperone must accompany each group of students.
  • You will only be allowed entrance to the museum fifteen minutes prior to your visit.

Other Important Information

  • There are no luncheon facilities for groups.
  • Chaperones must stay with their individual groups.
  • Please review Museum Guidelines and Chaperone Guidelines with your chaperones. Chaperones can enhance the success of the tour, and the amount of learning that can take place by showing active interest in the works of art along with supervising student behavior. When students see adults interested and engaged, they are more likely to respond themselves. We ask that chaperones refrain from chatting among themselves or wandering off, and that cell phones be turned off during the visit. 

Resources for Your Visit

Hours & Admission
Maps & Directions
Museum Guidelines
Chaperone Guidelines