The Hyde Collection offers a variety of tour options for groups of all sizes and needs, including school, corporate, and private groups. Contact the Museum education team to request your tour today! All group visits of ten or more must be booked at least fifteen days in advance.
The Hyde Collection welcomes schools or groups with school-age students (pre-K through college) to engage with our permanent collection and special exhibition spaces. Education staff is happy to customize our tour activities to meet the needs of the students and goals of school curriculum.
Student tours offer guided observation and discussion. By fostering an environment of analysis and reasoning, we enhance a student’s knowledge of art, as well as their visual literacy skills. We also offer a variety of hands-on activities that foster fine motor development and creative problem-solving skills.
School tours are free of charge to students. This is made possible through the generosity of our donors.
The Hyde Collection’s education team develops material to ensure every group has an unforgettable tour experience. The Museum offers free tours to special needs groups, including residents of group homes, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities, among others. Please call Jenny Hutchinson, curator of Museum education and programming, at 518-792-1761, ext. 327, to schedule a tour that caters to your group’s needs.
Tours of Hyde House and special exhibitions are available at 1 and 2 pm Friday and Saturday. All tours meet in the Museum lobby. Free with Museum admission. Call 518-792-1761 to make sure we have a docent scheduled for the day you would like a tour.
(2 to 3 pm the first Friday of every month)
Once a month, in-home caregivers and individuals with dementia, early stages of Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive challenges can participate in a free Museum visit program. A Museum educator will lead a conversation about an individual work of art and lead an art-making activity that encourages social interaction and communication. Free. RSVP by contacting Keri Dudek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-792-1761, ext. 317.