GROUP VISITS

El Museo offers a variety of guided visits facilitated by museum educators for grade Pre K-12 and adults. All of our programs are offered in English, Spanish or as bilingual programs. Pre K-12 Guided visits and hands-on workshops align with NYS Learning Standards, NYC Blueprint for the Arts, National Visual Arts Standards, and Common Core State Standards

GUIDED VISITS

During our inquiry-based guided visits, museum educators facilitate interactive discussions while encouraging observation and discovery, analysis and interpretation as well as the sharing of individual perspectives.

HANDS ON WORKSHOPS

Groups have the option of a sixty-minute art making workshop to enhance their guided visit. Hands-on workshops can include a variety of materials and art forms such as printmaking, painting, collage, drawing, creative writing, and movement.

SELF-GUIDED VISITS

We invite groups (5 or more individuals) to explore the galleries independently. Please review our Self-Guided Group Visit Guidelines before booking your visit here.

Before booking your visit please review our Guided Visit Guidelines or Self-Guided Visitor Guidelines and our FAQ.

Three Kings Day: Multicultural Connections
Come celebrate Three Kings Day with El Museo!  Together, we will learn about the traditions of this celebration that include Taíno and Caribbean influences, exploring the unique way in which the holiday has been shaped by the identity of El Barrio’s community.  During this culturally engaging program, we will delve into the stories, music, and art of the holiday and explore the fantastic origin our 14 foot puppets and stop motion animation which tells the story of the holiday’s tradition in El Barrio.    

Visits Available: November 27 – January 12
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes (45 min. tour + 45 min. hands-on workshop)
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Storytelling: Waiting for the Biblioburro
Join us in reading Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown, a book inspired by the heroic efforts of a real-life librarian who journeys over the mountains of Colombia to bring literacy and culture to children. During this program we will discuss the story, relate it to our own experiences, and finish by creating our own books. Please note that this program does not have a gallery component.

Visits Available: Year round with blackout dates (Monday-Friday)
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes

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Storytelling: Tito Puente, Mambo King
Experience the rhythm and sounds of El Barrio while reading Tito Puente: Mambo King!  During this interactive storytelling program, students will learn about the East Harlem native who became known as the king of mambo and the godfather of salsa.  In addition to the story, students will examine primary sources, experiment with music making, and create their own instrument! Please note that this program does not have a gallery component.

Visits Available: Year round with blackout dates (Monday-Friday)
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes

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Three Kings Day: Multicultural Connections
Come celebrate Three Kings Day with El Museo!  Together, we will learn about the traditions of this celebration that include Taíno and Caribbean influences, exploring the unique way in which the holiday has been shaped by the identity of El Barrio’s community.  During this culturally engaging program, we will delve into the stories, music, and art of the holiday and explore the fantastic origin our 14 foot puppets and stop motion animation which tells the story of the holiday’s tradition in El Barrio.

Visits Available: November 27 – January 12
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes (45 min. tour + 45 min. hands-on workshop)
BOOK NOW! >

 

Three Kings Day: Multicultural Connections
Come celebrate Three Kings Day with El Museo!  Together, we will learn about the traditions of this celebration that include Taíno and Caribbean influences, exploring the unique way in which the holiday has been shaped by the identity of El Barrio’s community.  During this culturally engaging program, we will delve into the stories, music, and art of the holiday and explore the fantastic origin our 14 foot puppets and stop motion animation which tells the story of the holiday’s tradition in El Barrio.

Visits Available: November 27 – January 12
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes (45 min. tour + 45 min. hands-on workshop)
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NO GROUP VISITS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. Please come back soon for updates!

El Museo invites all community members, organizations, and school groups to share their stories and create connections to Latin American, Caribbean and Latino art in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

General Accessibility
El Museo’s main entrance on 5th avenue between 104th and 105th street, as well as our galleries, café, and store are fully wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor near the café.
Manual wheelchairs and stools are available on a first-come first-serve basis at coat check, free of charge*
Guided visits can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of visitors.

Sensory school programs
El Museo invites all students to explore East Harlem’s cultural celebrations through bilingual programming and hands-on activities that engage all of our senses. Together, students and educators will experience Latino history and culture through music, dance, art-making, and much more. To book a visit, please review the themes below, complete the registration request form, and send an email to access@elmuseo.org. For additional resources, please visit our accessibility page.

Celebra Carnaval with your senses (year-round)
Carnaval is brought to life through multi-sensory storytelling! By combining sight, sound, smell, and touch with a short narrative, students experience this annual festival in a hands-on way.
This story can be complemented with an optional mask-making workshop.

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Celebra Three Kings with your senses (December-January)
Come dance, parade, and experience the East Harlem celebration of Three Kings Day! Through hands-on exploration of El Museo’s Three Kings, students will learn about the various traditions, and what it means to give during the holidays.
This workshop can be complemented with an optional hands-on workshop.

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Before your visit:

Prepare for your visit with our Social Stories and see what your visit will look like at El Museo.

Explore the social story for Three Kings Day in English and Spanish.
Explore the social story for Carnaval in English and Spanish.

To reserve your visit, please complete the form here at least 4-weeks before your tour. We ask that groups are kept to 10 students. Please include any notes in the reservation request form and an El Museo representative will get back to you to discuss the program.

For any questions or requests regarding accessibility, please send an email to Access Programs, at access@elmuseo.org.

Please click here to learn more about our accessibility services!

El Museo offers a variety of resources that allow Pre K-12 and adult program educators to link classroom curricula and learning standards with themes and concepts from El Museo’s exhibitions and cultural programs.

For the Around the Block Resource Guide, click here.
For the Tito Puente, Mambo King Resource Guide, click here.

For the Waiting For the Biblioburro Resource Guide, click here.

For more information on our upcoming events and past educator resources, please click here.

Pre K-3 programs and Hands-on workshop (90min):
$175 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$225 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Guided visits (1 hour):
$125 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$175 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Guided visits and Hands-on workshops (2 hours):
$175 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$250 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Journey of the Inca Camel (90min):
$200 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$250 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Due to the generous support of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in partnership with the New York City Council and Council Members Inez Dickens, Daniel Dromm, Daniel Garodnick, Mark Levine, and Annabel Palma, we offer complimentary visits to all New York City public schools located in their districts. Please include your district number on your reservation request form. Please note that this does not apply for summer camps.
Due to the generous support of Target, El Museo offers Target Free Field Trips to New York City Title 1 Schools. Note that a valid credit card is necessary to reserve your visit. Your card will only be charged in case of a late cancellation, i.e., less than 5 business days before your booked visit. To reach as many students as possible, we offer one Target Free Field Trip per class each semester (one free visit for a group of up to 25 students for gallery visits and cultural celebrations or one free visit for a group of up to 20 students for Around the Block). Please note that this does not apply for summer camps.
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