The New Children’s Museum is happy to offer a discount off of general admission for community groups which include day care centers, recreation centers, camps and places of worship.

The Museum offers three different styles of tours, each emphasizing one component of the Museum motto; think, play and create! Select which type of tour best suits your classroom goals.

THINK tour

For students grades 1 and up

During this two-hour THINK tour with a Museum Teaching Artist, your group will explore the current array of interactive and creative contemporary art installations. Students will participate in fun, participatory, hands-on experiences that encourage inquiry-based thinking from original artworks. The tour is sure to inspire discussions that can connect to your curricula in visual art, social studies, science and history.

1:7 chaperone to student ratio required. Chaperones will assist the Museum Teaching artist by providing group management and organization.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Select weekends available. 

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PLAY excursion

For students grades Pre-K-5th

Two-hour self-guided PLAY excursions offer groups the opportunity to explore the Museum’s variety of interactive exhibits at their own pace. School parent chaperones lead small groups of students through the spaces with a Museum-provided map and play-prompt worksheet. These self-guided excursions provide a variety of cognitive and physical activities that build students’ interpersonal skills and creativity.

1:5 chaperone to student ratio required. Exceptions can be made for lower ratios if the chaperones are paid staff members. Chaperones will be tasked with managing small groups of 5 students and will lead them in play throughout the Museum. Chaperones are required to take on the responsibility of facilitating the experience for their child. Museum staff are not assigned to these groups

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12pm, 12-2pm, or 1-3pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Select weekends available. Tuesdays are available in the summer season. 

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CREATE exploration

For students grades K and up

The two-hour CREATE exploration experience focuses on the artists in your students! Students will discuss and experience the interactive art pieces created by contemporary artists in the current exhibitions, then create a unique artwork with a Museum Teaching Artist. The guided tour and hands-on art making activity builds students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills as they delve into the artistic process.

1:7 chaperone to student ratio required. Chaperones will assist the Museum Teaching artist by providing group management and organization.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Select weekends available. 

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Student Fees

THINK and PLAY participants: $8
CREATE participants: $11

Chaperone Fees

Policy requires one chaperone per every seven students on the CREATE and THINK tour and one chaperone per every five students on the PLAY tour. Complimentary admission is extended to those adults. Groups will be charged $5 for every additional or missing chaperone beyond the required amount for the type of tour they selected. Chaperones accompanying students with special needs are not charged. Execptions can be made for lower ratios if the chaperones are paid staff members, inquire in your online request form.

Request a Group Visit

Questions or concerns? Please email education@thinkplaycreate.org.