School programs at Dia utilize its expansive collection to foster discovery and conceptual awareness for students, bringing the idea that art is an active, self-determined experience directly into the classroom, tour, or workshop experience.
Dia Beacon's Arts Education Program partnership with the Beacon City School District provides K-12 students with an intimate setting to respond critically to Dia Beacon through multi-session workshops with artist educators.
Offered in spring 2021 in partnership with Common Ground Farm, Homeschool on the Farm is a four-part series of outdoor programs that offers engaging experiences with surprising materials and processes for homeschool students ages 6–12.
Please note that while New York State restrictions due to COVID-19 are in place, we are unable to offer school tours at this time. For more information about COVID-19–related precautions at Dia, please refer to our visitor guidelines.
Dia requires guided tours for school groups grades K-12. Facilitated by educators, tours foster student-centered inquiry and active learning through engagement with the collection and special exhibitions. All school group tours are by appointment only; self-guided K-12 tours are not permitted. To schedule a school tour, please visit our group visits page.