Schools & Educators

GRAM offers a variety of educational experiences for school groups and educators that promote critical thinking and literacy skills while fostering an appreciation for works in the Museum’s collection.

Through an emphasis on student-centered learning and critical dialogue, GRAM tours enhance analytical skills vital to art studies, as well as all other areas of the school curriculum. School tours and workshops can be scheduled with 5-week’s notice. Guests of all ages can invent, experiment, and explore through hands-on interactives and artmaking in the Creative Learning Center.

For more information please contact Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager at 616.831.2928 or ejarvi@artmuseumgr.org.

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Planning Your Visit

    As a courtesy to others and for personal safety, we ask that you please review the following information with your students, and that teachers and chaperones review our museum guidelines and etiquette prior to your arrival:

    Guidelines and Etiquette

    The Grand Rapids Art Museum requires a minimum of 1 chaperone for every 10 students.

    If there are any individuals with disabilities with your school group who need accessibility accommodations, please reach out to Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager, at ejarvi@artmuseumgr.org to communicate your needs.

    Groups may use a studio in the Creative Learning Center for lunch purposes at no cost. This arrangement must be requested at the time of booking.

    Groups arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed their scheduled tour or workshop.

    Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance. Groups who cancel with less than 24 hours-notice will be billed for the full tour or workshop price. The museum will waive the cancellation fee if local school districts are closed.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • The Sebastian Foundation Fund of Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Keller Foundation
  • The Samuel L. Westerman Foundation