Schedule a School Tour for Dia Beacon

School Tours at Dia:Beacon

Dia:Beacon requires guided tours for school groups grades K–12. Facilitated by educators, school tours foster student-centered inquiry and active learning through engagement with the collection.

The maximum allowance per group is 40 students, with one chaperone and one guide for every 10 students. Teachers and chaperones must accompany students at all times and are responsible for the group.

All school group tours are offered Monday, Thursday, and Friday and are by appointment only. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance, but no more than five months in advance. Confirmation of your reservation is required. Self-guided K-12 tours are not permitted.

Tours must be scheduled online; phone and e-mail requests will not be honored. For more information, please call 845 231 0823 or e-mail

To schedule a school group tour at Dia:Beacon, please complete our school group tour request form.

Please read our school tour guidelines before making a reservation:

Dia:Beacon School Tour Guidelines.pdf
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$6 per student (K–12)
$10 per teacher/chaperone
Free for Title I Schools (with verification)

There are no student lunch facilities at Dia:Beacon. In good weather, school groups may eat lunch in the picnic area. Please make arrangements to use the picnic area when booking your tour. School groups bringing 25 people or less may make reservations in advance for a boxed lunch from the museum cafe. For more information on boxed lunch options, please e-mail

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