Planning School Visits

What are the options for bringing my class to Aratoi for a visit?

You can bring your class for either an education activity, a guided or self-guided visit. We offer a range of education programmes that can be adapted to suit your needs.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for guided tours of exhibitions and self-guided visits are free of charge.

Do I have to book?

Yes, all education activities, guided and self-guided groups must be pre-booked. We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. You can email the education team on [email protected] to arrange a time and date.  

How long do programmes last?

All programmes last approx 40-50 minutes, which includes a guided session, either virtually via Zoom or within the gallery. During RED level we won't be offering a making activity inside the gallery but we will instead email you a lesson plan to explore with your students.  We can work with you and adapt the session to fit your needs. Please let us know if you have time constraints.

Group sizes

There is no minimum group size for education programmes. If your group is larger than 30 students, please consider splitting your group and booking for two separate session. Our educators can discuss options for this with you. The minimum number of adults required to accompany pre-booked school groups is:

  • for secondary students - one adult to every ten students
  • for primary students - one adult to every six students
  • for early childhood groups (when there are programmes being offered to this age group) - one adult to every four children.