The Queens Museum welcomes visitors discovering our space as a group. Advanced reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours. Groups are invited to request a guided tour led by trained Museum educators, or a self-guided visit for your group to explore the museum on their own during open hours. Please review our Group Guidelines in advance of your trip
The Queens Museum provides Pre-K-12 students with engaging tours and workshops that integrate in-depth observation and interpretation of art and historical exhibitions with Common Core and Next Generation Learning standards.
Our hour-long guided gallery tours invite university students 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.
Institutions, non-profits, universities, corporations and businesses are invited to explore the Queens Museum on their own anytime Wednesday through Friday, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and Saturday through Sunday, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance.
Please review these helpful links in advance of your trip:
Our galleries can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants. For visiting school groups and groups with children under the age of 18, a chaperone must be in attendance for every 10 students. Larger groups will be divided into smaller groups in order to maintain safety in the galleries and other museum spaces.
Groups are charged a fee of $6.00 USD per person. For Seniors and groups of Visitors with Disabilities the rate is $3.00 per person.
Advanced payment is required in full for all group trips. Payment is due one week prior to the trip date. Any modifications of your purchase must be received one week prior to the trip date. We consider purchases to be a binding contract. Payment methods: Cash or credit/debit card is acceptable. Please include your order number with a copy of your reservation letter.
If you need to change or cancel your visit, please contact us as soon as possible.
Cancellation requests must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your scheduled visit. Your cancellation is only finalized once acknowledged by an email response.
If you need to reschedule, we will make every effort to accommodate a new proposed date, but cannot guarantee a spot.
Refunds may be issued if cancellation is received up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled group visit. Cancellations or No-Shows on the day of your visit: If you are unable to visit as planned, and don’t cancel your reservation within 48 hours, we will be unable to provide a refund. You may reschedule your visit and we will look forward to welcoming your group at another time.
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.
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 do have a small cafe space with limited capacity, open for use Wednesday-Friday from 12pm-5:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm. Snack and beverage vending machines are also provided for refreshment.
The Museum Shop also carries an assortment of treats from locally sourced vendors. We also 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. On your reservation form, please let us know any accommodations we can provide to meet your needs during your visit. 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 email@example.com. Please include your name, phone number, confirmation number, name of organization, and date and time of your visit.
Where should our bus or van park at the Museum?
Buses and vans may stop on the Grand Central Parkway side of the museum, our main entrance, and drop visitors 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.
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