School Visits

The Broad museum will host a second year of school visits for grades 3 through 12. These one-hour school visits will take place in the hours before the museum opens to the public from February to May 2017 and will offer grades 3 through 8 the opportunity to participate in the Art+Story program, and grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to participate in the Art+Rhyme program. Both programs include materials and creative writing activities developed through The Broad's partnership with 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring organization. Learn about the application process below. 

The Broad invited 826LA to develop creative writing exercises about select artworks on view at the museum that invite students and their teachers to explore the artists' creative process by engaging the same questions artists ask themselves when creating an artwork. These activities and materials, available in English and Spanish, offer students and their teachers the opportunity to discover the Broad collection while developing critical and visual thinking skills through narrative, opinion, and informational writing prompts. Teachers will lead their classes through discussing the artworks and the writing activity and will be provided with a guide for doing so before visiting the museum. 

Applications for Art+Story or Art+Rhyme in 2017 are now closed. There will be mandatory information sessions for teachers who are accepted into the programs in January. Dates and instructions for signing up for these sessions will be distributed with notifications of acceptances. 

Bus scholarships are available for a limited number of schools. Bus scholarship application information is included on the Art+Story and Art+Rhyme application form. 


Applications for School Visits

Applications for school visits to The Broad in 2017 are now closed. Applications for school visits in 2018 will be available next fall.

Please note: Many of the works in our collection contain violent or sexually explicit content and may not be appropriate for school groups. We strongly recommend that you view the collection online in order to determine suitability.

School Visit FAQ

Does my school group need a reservation?

Yes, as we have a limit to the number of school groups we can accommodate each day, you must submit an application per the above guidelines and be selected for a school visit.

Is there a maximum number of students per school group?

School groups can bring a maximum of 35 students. If your class is larger than 35 students, email schoolvisits@thebroad.org.

Are there bus scholarships?

Yes, bus scholarships are available and you can apply for one on your application.  

How many chaperones are needed?

The Broad requires a minimum of one adult chaperone for every ten students.

What programs do you have for children under the age of 8?

The Broad offers four Family Weekend Workshops per year which offer opportunities for children and their guardians to experience the art, architecture, and cuisine of The Broad and Otium restaurant. Family Weekend Workshops are for families with children ages 3 and up. School visits are not available for students in grades K through 2. Additionally, The Broad mobile app offers a family audio tour in our mobile app as a way for families and children to dive deeper into the Broad collection.

Will The Broad offer school visits during months outside of February to May?

The current months available for school visits to The Broad are February to May. Schools are also welcome to book a standard group visit anytime of year with at least two weeks' advance notice. Learn more about group visits.