Frequently asked questions and need-to-know information

We can accommodate student groups of 15 to 150, plus two chaperones for every 15 students.

Please submit your application at least four weeks in advance for guided student visits or two weeks in advance for a teacher-led visit.

Guided visits can be scheduled Tuesday – Friday for 9:30 a.m. or later. Teacher-led visits can begin as soon as the museum opens.

Plan on a visit of no more than 2.5 hours for student groups so the museum can accommodate requests from a variety of adult and student groups.

Lunch facilities are available for student groups for up to 80 students and adults, for a maximum of 25 minutes.

Groups eating in the student lunchroom need to bring their own bagged lunches. Only students scheduled in Café DIA will have time to buy their lunch on site. Food purchased from outside vendors is not allowed in either the student lunchroom or Café DIA.

You can request to visit a specific gallery, however, the visit may be affected by the size of the student group and gallery traffic on the day of your visit.

Please note that the DIA Contemporary galleries will be closed for a reinstallation that will affect some tours for the next two school years.

Yes for groups of similar ages. Our teaching strategies accommodate a range of 3 to 4 grade levels per guided group. Our Homeschool Open Houses, scheduled throughout the year, offer more flexibility in combining grade levels.

Before your field trip, and after your request is confirmed, we'll provide field trip specific guidelines for how to make the most out of your visit. Until then, please review our general visitor guidelines for helpful information by clicking here >