Groups and Class Visits

The Gallery offers numerous opportunities for guided or self-guided visits of our collections and exhibitions. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.

School and Youth Groups

School and youth groups can explore the Gallery’s collections, buildings, and exhibitions on interactive visits. Guided visits are led by Wurtele Gallery Teachers, who are Yale graduate students trained as museum educators. Classroom teachers and group leaders are also welcome to lead self-guided visits, based on availability. Groups where the vaccination status of group members is unknown, can register for visits. All group members must wear a mask while in the Gallery, and no one who is symptomatic should attend. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.

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College and University Course Visits

College and university courses from outside Yale are invited to hold guided or self-guided sessions at the Gallery, free of charge and based on availability. Plan your course visit by searching our collection online or contacting Gallery education staff. Groups where the vaccination status of group members is unknown, can register for visits. All group members must wear a mask while in the Gallery, and no one who is symptomatic should attend. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.

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Adult and Community Groups

The Gallery offers free, hour-long guided visits to engage adult and community groups with its encyclopedic collection. Led by Gallery teaching staff, these provide visitors with a range of ways to look at, engage with, and enjoy works of art. Groups are also welcome to plan a self-guided visit, based on availability. Groups where the vaccination status of group members is unknown, can register for visits. All group members must wear a mask while in the Gallery, and no one who is symptomatic should attend. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.

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Yale Course Visits

Faculty and teaching fellows are encouraged to incorporate sessions at the Gallery into their courses. Curators are available to advise you on selecting objects and teaching with the collection. To schedule class and section visits, contact us at least three weeks in advance.

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General Information for Groups and Class Visits

All groups must register at least three weeks in advance. Groups where the vaccination status of group members is unknown, can register for visits. All group members must wear a mask while in the Gallery, and no one who is symptomatic should attend. Acceptance of your reservation request is based on availability. Groups who show proof of registration at the Information Desk will have priority in the galleries. Unregistered groups may be asked to return at a later time. This policy is designed to provide a productive learning experience for everyone and to ensure the safety and security of both museum visitors and art objects. All groups must comply with current visitor policies.

Lunch

The Gallery does not have a café, but there are a number of restaurants and coffee shops within easy walking distance of the museum. A good source of information is www.infonewhaven.com.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off

The Gallery entrance is at 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street).

Accessibility

An elevator is located opposite the Gallery’s main entrance at 1111 Chapel Street. For more information on special-needs visitors at the Gallery, click here.

Parking

In addition to the metered spaces on nearby streets, there is a conveniently located garage at 150 York Street, which offers discount parking to members of the Gallery.

Cancellations and Changes

If you need to cancel your visit or make any changes, email yuag.education@yale.edu or call 203.436.8831.