Activities for Pre K-12 Educators and Students

Group Tours • Preschool Storytelling Do It Yourself

The museum's education department works closely with Pre K–12 teachers to plan tours of the collection and exhibitions that complement classroom learning for students. In addition, workshops are offered to equip educators with the professional development opportunities needed to integrate art and aspects of the museum into• their curriculum.

Group Tours

Virtual Museum Tours

Interested in a virtual museum tour for your class or organization? We’ll bring the museum to you – virtually! Contact education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu for more information and to schedule your group today!

Onsite Museum Tours (ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Tours are free for children under 18, college/university students, and their teachers and chaperones. Tours should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. 

Interactive guided school group tours of the Zimmerli are offered Tuesday through Friday for students in grades K–12. With thousands of original artworks and educator-led discovery tours, a trip to the Zimmerli offers an ideal opportunity to reinforce the school curriculum.

To request a school group tour, download and return the Group Tour Request Form.

Supported in part by Art Within Reach

Preschool Storytelling by Reservation

Preschool Adventures in Storytelling and Art visits can be scheduled throughout the year, from Tuesday through Friday, starting at 10am. Each session includes 30 minutes of storytelling, an age-appropriate museum tour, and a drawing activity. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 45 preschool students. Requests must be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the desired visit date. To reserve a visit, simply email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or call 848.932.6175.

Preschool Adventures is entirely free of charge thanks to a generous grant from PNC Bank.

Do It Yourself Activities 

Color Our Collection
Looking for something do at home? Download these coloring pages featuring popular American, European, and Russian artworks from the Zimmerli's permanent collection!

Arts at Home
Booklets of activity sheets from the Zimmerli and our friends at New Brunswick arts and community organizations to help you stay creative at home.

Hojas de actividades y paginas para colorear de organizaciones artísticias y comunitarias de New Brunswick para ayudar a mantenerte creativo.

Booklet 1
Booklet 2
Booklet 3