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Private Tours

Private tours create a highly personalized, in-depth, and interactive visit to the Museum’s exhibitions. Available as gifts to friends, family members, and guests or as custom experiences for university groups, companies, clubs, or organizations.  

Private Tour Request Form

Tours include:

  • A personalized hour-long visit to the exhibition(s) of your choice.
  • One-on-one time with a Museum scholar—master’s or Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and/or early-career academics.
  • Behind-the-scenes facts, stories, and anecdotes.
  • General admission to Museum for the day.
  • 15% discount at the Museum Shop.
  • The satisfaction of supporting the Museum.  

Special Request Options:

  • Tours offered in Spanish and French.
  • Pre-ordered box lunches from the Museum’s award-winning café provider, Amy’s Bread.
  • Reserve seating for groups of 15+ people pre-ordering lunches starts at $150. 
Group Tours

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Private Tour Rates

  • Standard rate: $340 flat fee for up to 20 adults and $17 per person thereafter with a maximum group size of 25 people. For groups with more than 25 people, simultaneous tours can be scheduled in more than one gallery. 

  • Discounted rate for not-for-profit organizations: $300 flat fee for up to 20 adults and $15 per person thereafter with a maximum group size of 25 people. For groups with more than 25 people, simultaneous tours can be scheduled in more than one gallery.

Special Request Options 

  • After-hour tours on select evenings start at $1,000.
  • Curator-led tours start at $800.
  • Receptions and breakfasts in conjunction with after-hour tours. Pricing available upon request. 

Reservations

Private Tour Request Form

Please complete the above form to initiate your reservation request, or email groups@mcny.org or call 917.492.3403 to let us know how we can help schedule a personalized private tour experience.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum. 

Note: Pre-K through grade 12 student tours and non-reservation public tours are also offered. 

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