The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community. A great School trip or Camp trip for School and Camp Groups in New York City or visiting New York City
The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.
The Queens Museum of Art presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.
Queens Museum of Art Address:
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368-3398
Website: Queens Museum of Art
E-mail: Queens Museum of Art
Wednesday – Sunday: 12 – 6pm
The museum will be closing at 3pm on December 24, Christmas Eve and December 31, New Year’s Eve
Closed Monday & Tuesday With the exception of Learning Programs & Workshops
The Queens Museum of Art is officially closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Admission is by suggested donation.
Senior and Children: $2.50
Members and Children under five: Free
Student Programs and After School Learning Programs Offered by the Queens Museum of Art Below
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School & Youth Group Programs Grade 1 to 12
School & Youth Group Programs
We provide pre-K-12 students with fun learning experiences that integrate in-depth observation and interpretation of art and historical exhibits, and hands-on art-making activities. All of our school programs emphasize Common Core standards, particularly in English Language Arts and New York City’s Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
Tours and workshops
We offer tours and workshops about our permanent exhibitions: The Panorama of the City of New York, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System and the World’s Fair. We also offer tours and workshops inspired by our changing exhibitions of international and local artists. Click here for more information on School Tours.
PreK-12 School & Youth Group Tours of Museum Exhibitions
- Panorama Tour: The Panorama of the City of New York
- Watershed Tour: Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System
- (in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
- Tiffany Tour: Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
- World’s Fair Tour: The World’s Fair Exhibition
- Special Exhibition Tours
Our rotating exhibitions reflect many of the cultures found throughout our diverse borough. Viewing and discussing art from around the world creates the opportunity for students to develop a global perspective as they examine art and create work inspired by their personal vision of the world.
We collaborate with schools to create initiatives specific to the interests, needs, and culture of each school, ranging from multi-year residencies to one-time workshops. The Queens Museum Education Department works with our partner schools to create customized residencies that integrate the Museum’s resources into programming that supports the goals of each school community. Residencies can emphasize arts objectives and focus on art technique, art history, and exhibition design or they can mirror classroom instruction and support Common Core academic objectives. Residencies can be project-based or integrated into service learning projects. They can be designed to reach every student in the school community or to strategically target subgroups of students; for example, those not enrolled in art classes or those who might benefit the most from alternative learning experiences and settings. Regardless of the specific program design, the Education Department’s goal is to collaborates with school partners to develop programming that utilizes Museum resources to maximize the benefit to students. These resources include:
- Diverse and critically acclaimed exhibitions The Museum presents historical exhibitions that speak directly to local and contemporary New York City issues, and cutting-edge, critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions and projects that are global in scope.
- Extensively-trained and accomplished Teaching Artists and Museum EducatorsOur roster of Teaching Artists and Educators are carefully selected and receive ongoing professional development and training.
- Programming that supports academic standards Education programs have been developed to connect Museum experiences with common core literacy standards.
- Educators experienced with diverse learners and inclusion settings Through nationally recognized ArtAccess programs the Museum supports diverse learners, including English Language Learners, students with emotional, mental, and physical disabilities, and individuals affected by autism.
All our residencies ideally include a minimum of one visit to the Museum and a culminating celebration of student work that can be shown at the school, or in the Museum’s our beautiful sunlit Community Partnership Gallery.
School trip Guidelines and Policies
CONFIRMATION – Each teacher attending a trip must have a copy of this confirmation and the invoice. – Reply to this email confirming the following dates and times at least FOUR WEEKS prior to your scheduled visit. – If we do not receive a reply email at least FOUR weeks prior to your scheduled visit, we reserve the right to cancel your trip.
YOUR PAYMENT – If you will be paying by check/money order by mail, check/cash on arrival, or DOE Purchase Order, please notify all the other teachers so the payment process is smooth. – If you will be paying by cash, please note we can only accept large bills. – If you need a paper invoice, please let me know your fax number, and one will be faxed to you. – Payment for the trips are per class not per student; please notify all participating teachers.
CANCELLATIONS/RESCHEDULING – Cancellations must be in the form of an email to the attention of Pema Domingo-Barker at email@example.com FOUR WEEKS prior to your scheduled visit. – Your cancellation is only finalized once acknowledged by an email response. – If you need to reschedule (with at least FOUR WEEKS notice), we will make every effort to accommodate a new proposed date, but cannot guarantee a spot, as trips do fill up quite quickly. – If your school does not attend on the scheduled dates and no cancellation notice has been acknowledged, your school is responsible for the full amount of the programs scheduled for that day.
CHAPERONING – We request the supervision of ONE ADULT FOR EVERY TEN CHILDREN. – Teachers and other chaperones are required to stay with their groups at ALL TIMES and are responsible for the group’s conduct and behavior.
YOUR ARRIVAL – If your group is running late, please call Visitor Services at (718) 592-9700 ex 233 – If your trips are scheduled for 10:30, please be advised we cannot begin the program before the scheduled time. Additionally, we do not have a waiting area for classes. – A teacher or group leader should check in with the Museum staff BEFORE children enter the Museum. It is recommended that students remain on the bus until our staff allows admittance since we do not have a waiting area for classes.
We have FREE PARKING for your school buses (and cars too). – Groups arriving more than 20 minutes late may forfeit part of their program, and you may only be offered a Guided Tour without any Studio Workshops or Gallery Activities. – If your group is running late, please call Visitor Services at (718) 592-9700 ex 233
The Museum shop offers a wide variety of reasonably priced items for children and adults. If you are interested in visiting the gift shop please let your educator know when you arrive so they can build the time into your visit.
LUNCH – There are NO LUNCH facilities at the Museum. – Picnicking is permitted in the park but please bring a large bag to collect trash. Lunches must be checked during the Museum visit.
If your group is running late, please call Visitor Services at (718) 592-9700 ex 233 More Policies for Self Guided visits: Students are required to be supervised closely at all times. Students and chaperones must keep 4 ft of space around the art. No touching the artwork, no screaming, loud noises or running. No food or drink in the galleries.
All chaperones should actively engage with students to avoid unfortunate circumstances. We encourage teachers to take students on self-guided visits at our suggested donation rate, however, we ask that teachers have activities prepared for the visit. Feel free to peruse our website for the content of our exhibitions to provide insight and inspiration for your teaching. Please be considerate of other museum visitors. Though we are a public institution and welcome everyone into our doors, we reserve the right to ask your group to leave if they do not comply with our museum guidelines
Family Trips and Programs
Family Trips and Programs
The Queens Museum offers free weekly Drop-in Family Art Workshops on Sundays from 1 pm-5 pm. No advance registration is necessary. These fun, educational workshops invite children ages 5-12 and their adult companions to take part in a shared learning experience that take visitors into our galleries and art studios. Activities offer families the opportunity to reflect on the artworks presented in Museum exhibitions as they work collaboratively to create unique works of their own with a variety of different materials. The art projects are as wildly diverse as the Queens Museum’s dynamic permanent and changing exhibitions. From building monsters to designing city blocks to making puppets, the art works are created by adults and children together under the guidance of skilled and caring teaching artists and a team of youth assistants from our Queens Teens program. Family Art Workshops accommodate diverse learners and are accessible to families with children with special needs and English Language Learners. For more information about Family Art Workshops at the Queens Museum please contact Tim Miller, Manager, Family and After School Programs at 718.592.9700 x137 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator Professional Development
The Queens Museum Education Department offers customized professional development workshops, training, and, on occasion, special, intensive short-term institutes relevant to a wide range of educators, administrators and artists.
Content and Curriculum
The Queens Museum is home to cutting-edge permanent and temporary exhibitions that speak to contemporary urban audiences and focus on topics as diverse as the visual arts, history, the humanities and science. This wide range of innovative exhibitions, all housed under one roof, provide educators with a stimulating environment in which to design and develop innovative and engaging projects directly relevant to the lives and experiences of their students.
In all professional development workshops, educators have the opportunity to hear presentations from leading curators and scholars at the Queens Museum and collaborate with our staff to tailor content to your curricular needs. Workshops are designed in alignment with fundamental Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math, as well as recognized state standards in the other core subject areas.
Subject areas include:
- Visual arts, contemporary art and art history with content focused on object-based teaching and common core standards; issues, ideas, and trends in contemporary art; and social practice and socially engaged art
- Urban design, architecture and city planning and geography through experiences with the Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York
- History and social studies covering such topics as New York City history, the origins of New York City Parks, and the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs.
- Decorative arts through experiences with the Museum’s exhibition of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass [link to page in curatorial]
- Science covering environmental and natural science through experiences with the Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, on exhibition in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
Instructional strategies and student engagement
In addition to professional development grounded in the rich content at the Queens Museum, we also offer educators professional development opportunities related to student engagement, behavior management, and support for diverse learners. Topics include:
- Universal Design for Learning
- Working with families and children affected by autism
- Positive behavior supports
- Project-based learning for multiple intelligences, Pre-K-Grade12
- Common Core Connections Pre-K-Grade12
- Art making for English Language Learners students (how the practice of art making increases literacy skills)
- Math games through art making
- STEM to STEAM: integrating art and design into STEM
- Creative interventions, the role of therapy in an art group
- Adult learners and technology
- Autism and technology
- Differentiated instruction through the arts
- Teaching the arts in secured settings
- Non-traditional artmaking for art teachers
- Drawing on location (use of technology in on-site sketching)
- Art making and character development (looking at the social and emotional outcomes behind the process of creating)
To learn more about professional development opportunities in our education department please contact, Margaret Riley, Education and School Programs Associate at 718.592.9700 x132 or email@example.com.
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