University & Adult Tours

Adult visitors of different racial backgrounds gather to view a large-scale panorama of the City of New York. Leaned against glass railings, some are viewing from above and some are viewing from the side.

Photo: Scott Rudd

The Queens Museum welcomes university and adult groups to explore the Museum’s permanent and rotating exhibitions. Our hour-long guided gallery tours invite university student groups and adult groups to engage with artworks from our permanent collections such as The Panorama of the City of New York, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, and the World’s Fair Collection. We also offer tours of our exciting rotating contemporary exhibitions


Guided group visits are offered Wednesday-Sunday, between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Appointments are required for all groups visiting the Queens Museum and must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Availability is limited.


To explore the museum independently, groups may schedule a Self-Guided Visit, without a guided tour.




Group Size


Our guided programs can accommodate a maximum of 15 participants. Larger groups will be divided into smaller groups in order to offer more individual attention to participants and maintain safety in the galleries and other museum spaces.






  • Adult Groups: $400
  • University Groups: $375
  • Seniors (65 & older) & Visitors with Disabilities: $175




Guided Tour Themes


Historic Highlights: Panorama and World’s Fair
1 hour Guided Tour Experience 


Explore historical highlights of the Queens Museum, focusing on the Panorama of the City of New York and other permanent collection exhibitions. The Panorama is the crown jewel of the Museum’s collection and architecturally depicts all five boroughs, a focal point to discuss New York’s geography, landmarks, bridges, parks, communities, history, and city planning. Including a visit to The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, and the Museum’s World’s Fair Collection exhibition, this tour weaves together an experience that speaks to the fascinating history of New York City.




Cancellations and Rescheduling


If you need to change or cancel, please contact us as soon as possible. Cancellation requests must be sent by email to two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. Your cancellation is only finalized once acknowledged by an email response.


Groups who cancel with less than two weeks notice will incur a cancellation fee of half the total cost of the program. If you need to reschedule (with at least two week’s notice), we will make every effort to accommodate a new proposed date, but cannot guarantee a spot. Groups who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, or do not attend on their scheduled date, are responsible for the full amount.


We reserve the right to cancel museum visits based on circumstances beyond our control. If we have to cancel a visit, we’ll notify you as soon as possible and assist you in rescheduling. If we are unable to reschedule, we’ll provide a full refund.




Late Arrivals


Groups are responsible for arriving at the Museum at their scheduled time. Please carefully review driving and/or public transportation directions in advance and be aware of traffic/transit issues. Review our Visit page to note our location in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, transportation recommendations, and any updates that may impact your travel.


Unfortunately, we cannot delay or extend the length of your guided tour because of late arrival. Late groups are still responsible for paying the full amount.


If your group is in transit and going to be late, please call our front desk at 718-592-9700, ext 233.




Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have a lunchroom or cafe space for our group to eat?

The Queens Museum does not have lunchroom facilities available for groups. We can store lunches along with bags and coats during your tour, and we encourage you to enjoy lunch in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, just outside the museum entrance.


My group includes visitors with disabilities, should I use a separate reservation form?

The Museum welcomes visitors with disabilities. Please use our standard Group Reservation Form and let us know any accommodations we can provide to meet your needs. You can also review our Social Narrative to help prepare for your visit.


My group size is changing, can we change our reservation?

Please let us know any requests to change your reservation as soon as possible by emailing Please include your name, phone number, confirmation number, name of organization, and date and time of your visit. If you are expecting more than 15 people, you are subject to an additional group visit fee and will need to divide into smaller groups.


Where should our bus or van park at the Museum?

Buses and vans may stop on the Grand Central Parkway side of the Museum and drop students directly at the entrance. Aside from drop-off and pick-up, there is no parking directly at the Museum entrance. Free parking with limited spaces is available in lots on either side of the Museum. We recommend buses park in the larger southern lot, to the right of the Museum.