School Tours Intro
Led by MAM docents and educators, gallery tours are available for visitors from preschool to college and beyond. School programs at MAM are aligned with the Common Core Standards as well as the goals laid out by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Gallery conversations promote literacy and evidential reasoning, content knowledge and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Booking a Tour

Select a theme and program from the lists or contact us for a program tailored to fit the needs and interests of your particular group. To schedule a tour, or for additional information, please submit an inquiry below or contact Benedetta Balsimelli, Manager of Education Programs at 973-259-5136 or

kids taking a tour with a docent
Tour Themes

Preschool–Grade 5:


Facetime: Exploring Portraits

Who is that person in the painting? What clues can you find about their interests, status, or personality? Discover how artists depict people, from yesterday to today! 


Color, Shape, and Line

Calling all museum detectives! Investigate works of art from different times and places to discover how artists utilize the building blocks of art.


Using Your Senses

Get a unique, multisensory perspective in the galleries as you experience art through your eyes, ears, and fingertips.


Places & Spaces: Landscapes in American Art

Discover the many different ways artists engage with the evolving American landscape and built environment— inside and out. 


The First Americans

Explore Native American art, culture, and history—from ancient times through today.

Grades 6-12, College Students, Adults:


Special Exhibitions

Federico Uribe: Animalia

Art in Bloom

Virgil Ortiz: Odyssey of the Venutian Soldiers Exhibition


Wild at Art

Take a walk on the wild side with a tour focused on animals in art—from early American portraits to Audubon prints, from totem poles to contemporary sculptures made from recycled materials, and much more.


MAM Highlights

Celebrate MAM’s diverse collection of American art with an interactive tour highlighting the best we have to offer in a range of genres and styles.


Undaunted Spirit

Explore how Native arts have evolved across vast regions of North America in response to social and political change, from earliest times to the present.

Please Note

Please make reservations 4 weeks in advance. Booking fee is due two weeks in advance and the full balance is due the day of the visit.


One chaperone must accompany every 10 students; a maximum of five chaperones may accompany each class.


Each student participating in a group tour will receive a Family Pass granting free admission to MAM for up to 6 family members during a subsequent visit.