EDUCATION Grades K – 8 Programs

Grades K - 8 Programs

Join us for an in-person or virtual field trip, designed specifically with your students’ needs in mind! Programs begin Thursday, September 23. 

To ensure everyone’s safety, all in-person programs are held when the Museum is closed to the public. See details below!

Exhibitions To Explore
A broad range of exhibitions are available for your students to discover!
Learn more about exhibitions

Scheduling

  • Online: “Book Now” below to complete a Program Request Form. Once your form is submitted, a staff member will call you within 3 business days to confirm and schedule your program!
  • By Phone: Call 631.380.3292, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Questions?
Email education@heckscher.org or call 631.380.3292.

In-Person Museum Field Trips

Programs are 60 minutes. To ensure everyone’s safety, all in-person programs are held when the Museum is closed to the public.

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am, 12 – 1 pm
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am

$10 per student* (minimum 15 students, or $150)
*Fee includes Museum admission and all art supplies.

GRADES K-1: In-Person Tour & Create

Give your young artists a perfect first trip to an art museum! Tour the Museum’s current exhibitions with a Museum Educator leading open-ended conversations designed to foster creativity and nurture curiosity. Then, students get hands-on and create their own original artwork inspired by what they have learned.

Learn more about exhibitions

GRADES 2-8: In-Person Tour & Create

Students will have an exciting experience designed to stretch their imaginations and build visual literacy skills! Tour the Museum’s current exhibitions with a Museum Educator leading engaging conversations. Discover the power of art through grade-appropriate dialogue and questioning. Then, students get hands-on and create their own original artwork inspired by what they have learned.

Learn more about exhibitions

In-School Field Trips

Mondays & Tuesdays.
Times are flexible, with a start time of 9 am or later.

GRADES 2-3: My Museum
In-School Program
90 minutes

$250 per 90 minute session

Bring museums to life for your students! Classes will be introduced to the value of Museums in our lives as they discover a broad range of artwork, including art from The Heckscher Museum’s collection! Each child will learn how to design and create their very own art museum, inside and out, using drawing and collage techniques.

Grades 6-8: Create & Display
In-School Multi-Day Program
$250 per 40 minute session
Number of sessions may vary

Give students the opportunity to dive in deeper and create alongside our Museum Educators during this popular multi-day program! This project-based program is custom-designed and focuses on the creative process and exploring new and exciting art materials and techniques. Each session culminates with an in-school display of student artwork so the whole school community can enjoy your students’ artwork!

Virtual Field Trips

Grades 2-8: Virtual Tour & Create
40 minutes
Zoom/Google Meet
$150 per session

Mondays & Tuesdays, times are flexible

Tour an exhibition with us! Then students will create a hands-on project inspired by what they learn. Program includes an art kit with all art supplies for each participant. 

Learn more about exhibitions

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Leadership Grants for Museum Discovery Programs are provided by

  • The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation
  • Suffolk County through County Executive Steven Ballone, and Legislators Susan A. Berland and Tom Donnelly
  • Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
  • Ike, Molly, and Steven Elias Foundation
  • PNC Charitable Trusts/Nadon Trust/Margy Hargraves and Family
  • The Rauch Foundation
  • Jefferson Family Charitable Foundation
  • The Alpha Omega Charitable Foundation
  • Frank J. Antun Foundation
  • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
  • National Grid Foundation
  • New York Community Bank Foundation
  • The Rea Charitable Trust

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