We are partially open! The East Building Gallery is open for special exhibitions on a rotating basis. The Hispanic Society’s Main Building is CLOSED for renovations.

During this period free educational and public programs will continue off-site.

Education Mission
The Education Department at the Hispanic Society uses our collections as a foundation to foster meaningful engagement with the arts, literature and cultures of the Hispanic world through an array of programs for the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. Every year we reach out to the widest possible audience through educational programs and activities that stimulate aesthetic and intellectual engagement, ignite creativity, and promote familiarity with Hispanic art and literature in its historical, cultural, and material contexts. All of our education and public programs are open free to the public.

School Visits
Visit the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, where your students will engage with the arts, literature and cultures of Spain, Latin America, and Portugal.

Our inquiry-driven programs support the Common Core State Standards and the NYC Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Guided by experienced museum educators, students will explore works of art through close observation and group discussion.

Guided visits are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To book a visit, please send an email to or call 212-926-2234 ext. 209.

Group Size
Guided tours may have no fewer than ten students and no more than 30 students, with one chaperone required for every ten students. The Museum reserves the right to limit the number of adult chaperones participating in school group guided visits.

Guided school visits are free.

Cuéntame un Cuadro
Cuéntame un Cuadro (Tell Me the Story of a Painting) is a story-telling program in Spanish for families with children ages 5 to 9. Discover fun facts about Hispanic art and culture while you learn and create together. For more information send an email to or call 212-926-2234 ext. 209.

Music Appreciation
As part of The Hispanic Society Concert Series we offer a music appreciation program that introduces Hispanic music to school groups. Through this program, students attend musical performances and speak with musicians about the history of the music and the instruments. The students also enjoy a guided tour through the collection, highlighting the relationship of the artwork and the music performed. For information about the music appreciation program and to make a reservation for a school group, send an email to or call 212-926-2234 ext. 209.