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School Groups

Programs For K-16

For the 2023-24 School Year, NCMA will offer school programs at the museum and online. Both options offer live lessons with NCMA educators. 

Who we are
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located on the former 145 acre estate of the Frick family who lived here from 1919 to 1965. Today, NCMA, a nationally landmarked historic home serves as a fine art gallery featuring three exhibitions a year, a sculpture garden with over 40 large scale works as well as an arboretum with hiking trails throughout. We invite school children of all ages for guided visits to the museum for the changing exhibitions as well as the opportunity to explore the natural surroundings and sculpture garden. 

What we believe
At NCMA we welcome and celebrate every voice, as K-12 students connect and respond to works of art through inquiry-based discussion and guided experiences, creating an environment of discovery and reflection. Our exhibitions present a diversity of artists, styles, time periods, and geography and our programs encourage students to see their own life experiences as valued and integral to meaning making. Embracing the goals of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion) and aligned with the principles of NY State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, our school programs seek to develop visual literacy, communication skills, critical thinking, self-expression and tolerance. We are inclusive by design and are committed to providing programs that are accessible for all students.  Viewing art through a multi – disciplinary lens, we encourage classes in all subject areas to participate in our programs.

Please schedule your program 4-6 weeks in advance.  For more information please email Michelle Badzim, Manager of School Programs at education@nassaumuseum.org or send us a message through the form below.

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Before You Visit

Let us know of any classroom connections you’d like for us to integrate into your visit. Our team of museum educators want your visit to connect with what you are doing in your classroom! You can also let us know if there is anything in particular we need to know about your students.

Remember to check the weather as the day of your trip gets closer. Have students dress appropriately, since there is a chance you will visit our outdoor sculptures or explore our grounds after your visit.

We have no lunchroom facilities available at the museum, and as a nature preserve we ask that any snacks consumed outside be cleaned up.

It helps if students, particularly in younger grades, wear nametags! This helps the museum educator during gallery conversations.

When You Arrive

The Museum’s Saltzman building is a large brick building a short walk from our parking lot. You have 2 options to discuss with your bus driver. You can either have the bus pull up to the front of the Museum for students to arrive directly at the front door, or your bus can park in the parking lot and you can walk up the brick pathway to the front door.

With either choice, the Museum road becomes one way as you pull up to the Museum’s Saltzman building’s doors – buses can continue around the ring road to end up back at the parking lot.

Jackets, backpacks and water bottles will all be left in class bins when you enter or you may choose to leave them on your bus.

Be Careful

Admiring is encouraged, touching is not. Artworks, including outdoor sculpture, may not be handled or climbed for any reason!

No running, jumping or gum-chewing in the building

All backpacks, packages, water bottles, coats and umbrellas must be left in the coat room upon entering

Please remember that this is a nature preserve; do not engage in any behavior that may harm or damage the wildlife or vegetation that resides here. Please remove any litter you or your group may create

Keep in Mind

An art museum is a place for reflection; please engage in quiet discussion as other groups and individuals concentrate on the exhibitions

We want your visit to be enjoyable and rewarding. With your cooperation we can continue the tradition of welcoming all visitors who love the museum as much as we do!  

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