The widely-acclaimed Museum Discovery Programs (formerly called School Discovery Programs) are designed to offer teachers and students enriching curriculum-based opportunities to explore art and creative expression. Each grade-specific program is conducted by a professional museum educator in the Museum galleries or in the school classroom.
Download Museum Discovery brochures
Programs for Grades K-6
Programs for Grades 7-12
Advanced registration is required for ALL programs.
Call 631.351.3214, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Spaces fill quickly. Call as soon as possible to ensure your preferred date and time.
IN MUSEUM Programs: You visit us.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 90 minutes (Grades K-1: 60 minutes). Two groups (max. 25 students each) may be accommodated at one time.
AM Session: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
PM Session: 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
IN SCHOOL Programs: We visit you.
Monday - Friday. 90 minutes (Grades K-1: 60 minutes). Times are flexible. Two groups (max. 25 students each) may be accommodated at one time.
NEW! TWO-PART Programs: One IN SCHOOL Program and one IN MUSEUM Program scheduled in succession.
NEW! VIRTUAL TOUR Programs (Grades 7-12 only): Monday and Tuesday. 90 minutes. One group at one time only. Call for more information.
IN MUSEUM Programs: $10.00 per student
IN SCHOOL Programs: $225 per group; 5 groups+: $200 per group
TWO-PART Programs: $425 per group; 5 groups+: $400 per group
VIRTUAL TOUR Programs: $175 per group; 5 groups+: $150 per group
Fees include Museum admission (if applicable), museum educator instruction, Special Exhibition Resource Guide for Teachers and student art supplies.
A guide is developed specifically for teachers for each two-gallery exhibition on view September through June*. Prior to the program date, art and classroom teachers whose students will be participating in an IN MUSEUM Program are e-mailed the resource guide for the special exhibition students will view. Guides include artist biographies, exhibition summaries, full-color artwork images, vocabulary, web resources, and suggested pre- and post-visit activities.
View current and past Special Exhibition Resource Guides
*A guide is not available for Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum.