Our Museum Education program provides self-guided tours, educational resources, and special events for educators. These resources introduce our communities to photography and storytelling while building visual literacy and critical thinking skills.

Please review the following guidelines when booking your group visit:

  • Self-guided tours are available daily from 11 AM to 6. ICP's Museum is closed on Tuesdays.
  • There is a minimum of 8 people and maximum of 20 for a self-guided tour with at least 1 chaperone.
  • All reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance.
  • Payment is required in advance.

Group Fees

Self-guided Tour

  • $10 per person with a minimum of 8 people 
  • Please contact grouptours@icp.org with any additional questions

Educational Resources

Our Museum Education program provides educational and exhibition resources, as well as recommendations from our library staff. Visit our educational resources page to learn more.

Museum Education Policies


Reservations are required for all group visits at least three weeks in advance. A calendar of our current and upcoming exhibitions indicates the opening and closing dates for each and can be found on our website.

Payment For Group Tours

Payment is due in advance. Checks should be made out to the “International Center of Photography” and mailed to ICP Community Programs; 79 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002. Payment by credit card can be arranged by calling 212.857.0057.


If you need to cancel your tour please contact 212.857.0005 as soon as possible.

  • Self-Guided Tours: Self-Guided tours cancelled less than three days in advance will be charged 50% of their invoiced fee. Groups that do not give 24 hours’ notice will be charged in full.
  • Guided Tours: Guided tours that are cancelled with less than three days’ notice will be charged a $100 fee. Groups that do not give 24 hours’ notice will be charged in full. If the group is over 15 minutes late for a Guided Tour, your reservation will be considered cancelled and you will be charged in full.

General Museum Information


ICP has two entrances, 79 Essex Street and 84 Ludlow Street, between Broome Street and Essex Street. Both entrances are wheelchair accessible. ICP’s new integrated center is located just steps away from the Essex/Delancey subway station serving the J, M, Z and F lines. ICP is also walkable from the Grand Street Subway Station via the B and D lines. By bus, visitors can take the M9 to Essex Street, M14A to Essex/Delancey, or the B39 to Delancey Street.


Please enter ICP at 84 Ludlow Street. The teacher and/or group leader should check in at the admissions and information desk while the group waits outside or in designated areas. Please keep clear of the main entrance.


ICP’s café space is open during museum hours for your convenience, however there is limited seating. Visiting groups may not use ICP’s public space tables for bagged lunches. For more food options we encourage visiting Essex Market, a staple in the LES community for over 100 years. Located across from the ICP Essex Street entrance, Essex Market is home to local vendors with a legacy in the community and more.

Special Thanks

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Header image by Scott Rudd Events for ICP