The Museum is a fascinating place for teachers and students to explore. It offers discussion-based tours that engage students of all ages. The study of icons and Russian culture yields rich connections to a wide variety of curriculum areas, including history and social studies, art and art history, and English Language Arts. We can customize your classroom visit to meet your instructional goals and curriculum needs. The Museum is also homeschool-friendly and encourages collaborative learning.

Guidelines for K-12 Groups:

Duration of Visit

Most programs begin with an interactive and customizable 45-minute tour of the collection that covers the history, function, and symbolism of icons. Depending on the age of the students, an additional 30-45 minutes is needed to complete the art activity.


Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting Amy Consalvi, Director of Education, at or (978) 598-5000 x125. Please include your name, school, grade level, number of students and chaperones, and preferred date and time.


Tour only: $5 per student, teachers, and chaperones free
Tour and art activity: $10 per student, teachers, and chaperones free


Payment is required by the date of the program. An invoice is provided once the reservation is confirmed.

Group Size

Ten minimum, 45 maximum. Students are divided into groups of no more than 15 students per docent. Ideally, there should be one chaperone per 15 students.


There is a small café (coffee, water, prepackaged snacks) on the Museum’s lower level where groups can eat a brown-bag lunch before or after their tour. Refrigeration is available upon request. Please note that the café is NOT a nut-free facility.