School & Group Tours

Update September 2020: All on-site school programs are suspended until 2021.

Virtual Field Trips to the Albany Institute

Bring the museum into your classroom through virtual field trips! The Albany Institute of History & Art is offering virtual tours for schools beginning in Fall 2020. Available programs include:

  • Ancient Egypt: Art and Culture
  • Art, Artists, & Nature: the Hudson River School
  • Hudson River School STEAM: Art & the Environment
  • Traders & Culture: Life in Colonial Albany

Virtual programs are 45 minutes and include an interactive gallery presentation followed by a Question & Answer session. Each program is led by a museum educator who engages students and answers questions in live chat. Post visit materials will be provided to help extend these programs to meet your curriculum goals.

Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams are currently available.

Virtual field trips are priced per program. Grant funding is available to support classrooms in many areas. Inquire today by emailing

School programs must be booked 2-4 weeks in advance. Please refer to the calendar below for virtual field trip availability:

Free School Programs

Funding will be available to provide free virtual field trips to schools and other community organizations in during the 2020-2021 school year. Program costs will be waived for eligible schools and organizations. Teachers can choose any available school program listed on our website. 

Funds will be available starting in September 2020. Please contact (518) 463-4478 ext. 404 or if you have any questions about booking a virtual program. Spaces are limited and funding is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Lead program support is provided by the Review Foundation. Major program support is provided by The Carl E. Touhey Foundation, Inc., Paul Wing, and Teaching the Hudson Valley.