Grounds for Sculpture
Grounds For Sculpture exhibits works by well-known and emerging contemporary sculptors in the museum buildings and landscaped sculpture park. Centrally located in Hamilton, New Jersey, and mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, it is easily accessible via major highways and public rail systems. Open year-round, special exhibitions, programs, and events are scheduled for your education and enjoyment.
A visit to Grounds for Sculpture New Jersey is one of the best year round things to do in New Jersey. Utilizing both outdoor gardens and two indoor settings, Grounds for Sculpture can be appreciated even during inclement weather. The manicured landscaping of the Grounds for Sculpture combine with the variety of the pieces found here to give visitors a truly unique experience. Perhaps more than any other New Jersey attraction, natural beauty and human creativity come together here.
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School Group Tours
Tour Grounds For Sculpture and discover art and nature at play!
Every year over 500 guided tours are offered at Grounds For Sculpture. Volunteer Docents undergo extensive training and research in preparation for tours. Docents are available to lead tours for a variety of groups. For anyone interested in a less structured tour of the park, self-guided tour maps and exhibition catalogues are available in the Visitor’s Center.
Self-guided maps of the grounds and exhibition brochures are available in the Visitor’s Center.
Guided tours are available to schools and other student or adult groups by appointment only. For more information, please call the Tour Coordinator at (609) 586-0616 ext. 200.
School groups with advance reservation can visit GFS for a modest fee. In addition, guided tours can be arranged for school groups of 50 students or less at no additional charge.
Special events are a part of the calendar at Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, including live music during the summer months in the outdoor section of the property. There are also guided tours of the art available periodically, so be sure to ask the staff of Grounds for Sculpture New Jersey what special events or tours are offered during your visit.
In addition to events for you to watch and listen to, you can participate in the creativity that makes Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton such an excellent place. Art workshops are offered to beginners of all ages. Sometimes children can learn aspects of sculpting during a kids’ workshop, and the next workshop offered will be exclusively for adults who want to learn to sculpt.
Visitors to Grounds For Sculpture can learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs, including:
- Hands-on art-making workshops for adults and children;
- Artist residencies and demonstrations;
- Lectures from artists and experts
- Tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers and touch tours for the visually challenged.
Work on an activity together! Sculpture Search in the Park activity sheets are available in the Visitor’s Center. These activity sheets will help guide you through an educational journey in the park while learning about sculpture. Family Exhibition Guides change seasonally and are available for pickup at all information desks. These activity sheets relate specifically to the rotating exhibitions in our indoor galleries.
School or educational groups with advance reservations receive a greatly reduced park admission fee Tuesday-Friday.
The park also offers several day-long events during the year which feature activities for every member of the family. For more information, please visit our tours page or contact the Tour Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation
10am-6pm Open year-round.
Closed Mondays except Labor Day and Memorial Day.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Also closed to the public for Members only events
Grounds for Sculpture reserves the right to close to the general public for special events throughout the year.
Senior (65+): $10
Children (6-17): $8
Members and Children (5 and under): Free