Schools and Community Groups



Museum Visits
We believe that schoolteachers are among the hardest-working and most valuable members of our community. The Dorsky is committed to making it as easy as possible for teachers to use the Museum in their teaching.

We work with you to customize your visit to incorporate classroom learning, and have curriculum designed for a range of subjects including Social Studies, English, and Art.
Reach out to Zach Bowman, Manager of Education and Visitor Experience, to discuss how we might best serve your students, or fill out this Group Visit Request Form here.

Classroom Visits
If you are interested in having the a Museum Educator or local artist visit your classroom preceding or following your class visit to the Museum, please email to explore options.

Travel Reimbursements for Title 1 Schools
We understand that the cost of bussing can be prohibitive for schools wishing to visit The Dorsky. We offer financial assistance for Title 1 schools in the Hudson Valley (K-12) in the form of bussing cost reimbursements to cover the cost of transportation between your school and the Museum.

Schools must apply one month before their intended visit date, are asked to provide information about how the visit will fit into their curriculum, and are encouraged to provide feedback after the visit.

Travel Grant Application form is available here. This application must be submitted along with the Group Visit Request Form.

Professional Workshops for Teachers
We offer regular professional development workshops for teachers which provide CTLE hours, often through Ulster Boces, NYSATA, and the Mid-Hudson Teachers Center.

Email to be notified of upcoming teacher workshops.


The Dorsky is a communal space for learning, connecting, and strengthening community bonds. We offer regular programming that is free and open to all, ranging from scholarly presentations and curator talks, to Family Days which treat children and their parents to kid-friendly tours of exhibitions, followed by hands-on making workshops.

We have welcomed Girl Scout Troops (and even offered badges for their participation in programming!), home-school groups, older adults enrolled in the Lifetime Learning Institute (for whom we provide classes every year), and community and social groups for guided tours.

We welcome creative ideas for community engagement, especially opportunities for socializing in the Museum space. Feel free to reach out to us at with ideas for events which would be interesting to you and your peers.


To book a group tour please fill out this Group Visit Request Form or email to explore options.

The Dorsky Museum Is Free, Open and Accessible to all. We do not charge an entry fee, but suggest a donation of $5 per visitor, or give what you can.