Schools & Educators

GRAM Welcomes 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 Art 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.

For more information please contact Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager at 616.831.2928 or

Admission may be paid by check, cash, or credit card, at the time of arrival. Parties choosing to pay by cash must organize and collect payment prior to arrival and pay for the group as a whole in one sum.

To book your reservation, please complete this form and send it to Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager via fax at 616.831.1001 or email it to Reservations may also be completed via phone at 616.831.2928.
School Experience Request Form

Guidelines to Assist You in Planning Your Visit to the Art Museum

As a courtesy to others and for personal safety, we ask that you please review the following information with your students, as well as brief guidelines for you and chaperones to review prior to your arrival:
Guidelines and Etiquette

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

The Grand Rapids Art Museum requests that we be informed, at the time of booking, of any visitors with cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities so that we may plan for and ensure the most beneficial experience possible.
Walkers and wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Services Desk.
Portable stools are available for gallery use.
Special requests may also be communicated by calling the School Experience Manager at 616.831.2928.

Groups may use the studio in the basement of the Education Center, for lunch purposes at no cost. This arrangement must be requested at the time of booking.

Late Arrivals
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.

Made possible by:
Keller Foundation
The Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
TEGNA Foundation/WZZM 13