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Small Class Tours

In an effort to bring the arts to life in person, the Museum has reimagined its on-site school tour offerings to enable small classes to visit for a guide-led tour that is safe and memorable. These engaging, age-appropriate curated tours blend contemporary art, historical works, cultural context, architecture, and visual literacy for an unforgettable Museum experience.

Tours are led by trained Gallery Guides and experienced art educators who will customize content to expand upon your curriculum. Our goal is to encourage students to examine carefully, express their impressions descriptively, and enjoy artistic discovery.

Tours last approximately 60 minutes (includes check-in, orientation, and tour.)

Small Class Tour Fees
$75/class (15 students maximum)
$60/class for Newport County Schools (15 students maximum)

Free admission for 1 teacher or group leader and 1 chaperone included.

Virtual Guided Tours

Engage your distance learning or homeschooling students with an age-appropriate tour delivered live virtually by trained Museum guides and educators. Curated for your class, these virtual tours bring artwork and cultural context together to create a lively dialogue-driven experience that is flexible, interactive and strengthens visual literacy skills.

The Museum’s goal is to encourage students to examine carefully, express their impressions descriptively, and enjoy artistic discovery, even while learning remotely.

Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

Virtual Guided Tour Fees
$175/class (35 students maximum)
$140/class for Newport County Schools and Homeschool Groups (35 students maximum)

Scheduling a Tour

Reserve a Virtual or Small Class Tour

Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.

Chaperones

One teacher or group leader, and one chaperone is admitted free during small class in-person tours. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior and wellbeing of all children in their group.

Payment

Payment can be made by check or credit card and is due on or before scheduled tour date.

Parking

The Newport Art Museum has on-site parking in the front and back of the building.

Campus Accessibility

The Newport Art Museum's three-building campus includes the John N. A. Griswold House, the Cushing Memorial Gallery and the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, which houses our art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. All three buildings are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs, walking aids, children's strollers or service animals. Our south parking lot off Downing Street provides easy access to all Museum buildings and grounds. Ramps on the south side of the Griswold House and the north side of the Cushing Gallery are accessible via the south lot, and provide access to the Griswold Houses' automatic doors.