Resources for Pre K-12 Educators

Programs for Pre K-12 Educators and Students

Tours • Preschool Storytelling • Teacher Workshop 

The museum's education department works closely with Pre K–12 teachers to plan tours of the collection and exhibitions that complement classroom learning for students. In addition, workshops are offered to equip educators with the professional development opportunities needed to integrate art and aspects of the museum into their curriculum.

School Group Tours

Tours are free for children under 18, college/university students, and their teachers and chaperones. Tours should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. 

Interactive guided school group tours of the Zimmerli are offered Tuesday through Friday for students in grades K–12. With thousands of original artworks and educator-led discovery tours, a trip to the Zimmerli offers an ideal opportunity to enhance and support the school curriculum. You may contact us at education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu to discuss how to customize a tour for your group. 

To request a school group tour, download and return the Group Tour Request Form.

Preschool Adventures in Art and Storytelling

Preschool Adventures in Storytelling and Art visits can be scheduled throughout the year, from Tuesday through Friday, starting at 10am. Each session includes 30 minutes of storytelling, an age-appropriate museum tour, and a drawing activity. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 45 preschool students (minimum group size: 10 preschool students). Requests must be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the desired visit date. To reserve a visit, simply email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or call 848.932.6175.

Preschool Adventures is entirely free of charge thanks to a generous grant from PNC Bank.

Teacher Workshop

Please check back in spring 2020 for information on our next workshop!


Interested in other professional development opportunities for your school? We are happy to work with schools to customize programs that draw upon the museum’s resources and provide rich opportunities for arts engagement and enrichment for teachers and students. Contact education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu to start a conversation.