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Artistic rendering of the Museum at Eldridge Street facade.

Shapes, Colors, Pattern & Light: Stained Glass

Recommended for Grades preK-5 (In-Person & Virtual)

Engage with shapes, colors, and patterns from the Museum at Eldridge Street’s beautiful collection of stained glass windows as we explore their history and function.


Get inspired by both century-old stained glass windows that were painstakingly restored and our modern masterpiece designed by award-winning artist Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans to create your own stained glass work of art!

School Visit Hours & Rates


Sunday - Friday
10 am - 5 pm

School programs run for 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

*Title 1 schools and schools located in the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Two Bridges, and the Lower East Side of New York may qualify for reduced rates for both virtual and in-person programs. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.


On-site Visits

Pre-K to 12th-grade students: 


Free admission for teachers, paras, teacher aides, and one chaperone for every ten students.

College Students
One free chaperone per group

Virtual Visits

Public schools/CUNY/SUNY: $100
Private and out-of-state: $120
College & University: $150

Virtual program rates apply per class (up to 30 participants).


How can I visit the Museum at Eldridge Street with my class? The Museum now offers virtual and on-site school programs. Please fill out our School Reservation form and a Museum educator will follow up on your request. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note that submission of a request does not confirm your program and we will be evaluating in-person school requests on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions about on-site visits, please contact Scott Brevda at
What is the length of a school program? Virtual and in-person school programs are 60 minutes long but can be adjusted according to the teacher’s preference. Please specify the preferred program length when you complete the School Reservation form or when you confirm your program with the Museum educator. On-site school programs are 60 minutes long.
What web platform do you use for your virtual field trips? We primarily do our programs on Zoom, but please tell us which platform you use while booking and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences. If you are unable to create your own Zoom link for the program, we can create one for you.
What is the format of your virtual programs? During a live, virtual interactive event, a museum educator will take you through the Museum building using a combination of photos, pre-recorded video and other activities. There will also be opportunities for students to ask questions through chat or audio, depending on the size of your group.
What happens if we are disconnected during our virtual program? If technical difficulties arise we will do our best to fix the problem. If technical issues persist after more than 15 minutes, we will work to reschedule your program.
How should I prepare my students for their program? We encourage you to explore the Museum’s website and especially the resources on our Learning from Home page.
What are your payment, rescheduling, and cancellation policies? Payment can be made by check or credit card. Please call the Education Department at (212) 219-0302 ext. 7 with a credit card, or send a check to: Museum at Eldridge Street ATTN: Education Department 12 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002 Invoices must be paid in full one week after the visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel your program, please contact our Education Department at (212) 219-0303 ext 7 at least 24 hours in advance of your program. If you fail to do so, you will be charged the full program rate. In the event of a Museum or classroom closure, we will work to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, we will issue a refund.
What accommodations do you make for groups who have special needs? We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students are welcome. Visit our accessibility webpage, and please contact us to discuss any special needs prior to your program date. We are more than happy to discuss all the options available.
Do you provide learning opportunities for teachers? Yes – we host workshops and other programs for teachers periodically throughout the year. Visit our Teacher Resources page to learn more.
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