Our Museum Education program provides guided and self-guided tours, interpretative materials, and events for educators. These resources introduce visitors to photography while building visual literacy and critical thinking skills. Led by Museum Educators, tours are conducted in an inquiry-based discussion format, encouraging audience members to discover visual information and realize multiple interpretations and meanings.

While our Museum is moving from Midtown to a new space at 250 Bowery (summer 2016), we are offering Off-Site Guided Tours. Bring the experience of a museum visit into your classroom! Focusing on visual literacy and using our extensive Collections, we have developed age-appropriate lesson plans: Community for elementary school students, Identity for middle schools, and Social Justice for high schools. When you book an Off-Site Guided Tour, a Museum Educator will travel to your school, introduce ICP’s resources, and facilitate an interactive lesson. We also invite you to bring your group to visit the ICP School's Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, which exhibits the work of students, alumni, and faculty. 

We also invite you to bring your group to visit the School's Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, which exhibits the work of students alumni, and faculty. We can accommodate groups of 15 (max.) and are happy to introduce your group to ICP and the exhibition. To request a visit to the Education Gallery, please email [email protected].

Off-Site Guided Tours

Off-site guided tours are available Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

  • NYC Title 1 Public Schools K–12: Free* (max. 25 students)
  • K–12: $150 per 25 students plus 2 required chaperones
  • College Students, Adults, and Seniors: $150 per 25 students

*Please note this is a pilot program and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Guided and Self-guided Gallery Tours

These ​are on hold during our move to ICP Bowery and will resume in fall 2015.

Payments and Refunds

Payment is due upon arrival for all group visits. The group leader is responsible for the entire amount. Group members cannot pay individually. Please note that refunds will not be given for pre-payments if the number of people in the group is less than the prepaid amount. If there are any changes to your reservation, please call 212.857.0005 as soon as possible. Tours that are cancelled with less than 3 days' notice will be charged a $100 fee. Groups that do not give 24 hours' notice will be charged in full.


If there are any changes to your reservation please contact 212.857.0005 as soon as possible.