School and youth groups can explore the Gallery’s collections, buildings, and exhibitions on guided or self-guided visits. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.
Guided visits are led by Wurtele Gallery Teachers, Yale graduate students who are trained as museum educators. Such visits stress critical thinking, observation skills, and creative evaluation through close examination and discussion of works of art and meet Connecticut Core Standards. Teachers and group leaders are encouraged to choose one of the five special themes listed below, which can be explored in up to three areas of the museum. The themes can be tailored to all ages. The visits can connect to school curriculum and can be adapted for all subject areas.
Schedule Your Visit
Guided school and group visits typically last one hour and may be scheduled to take place Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, and after school, based on availability. Reservations are available November through August and must be made at least three weeks in advance.
Guided visits can accommodate a maximum of 45 people per hour. Within the galleries, groups are divided into smaller groups of 10 to 15, and one chaperone is required per every smaller group.
There are no fees for groups. Please bring a copy of your confirmation letter on the day of your visit.