School and Groups
School and group visits are available year-round and are designed to serve people of all ages, grade levels, and abilities. The Interactive Tour focuses on public sculpture and contemporary art, however, there is a great amount of flexibility as to the different topics and themes that can be incorporated upon request, groups can work directly with our Education Director and education staff to create a program that incorporates grade-level standards while tailoring an experience that is most appropriate and fulfilling for the students. The following options describe different program options based on cost. Note that fees do not include the cost of transportation.
Need a grant? Education Omi will act as a community partner or collaborating organization in order to help secure funding for your visit.
- Free (Call at least one week in advance to schedule your visit)
- The Fields sculpture park is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset and is free of charge. The Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery is open daily from 9AM-5PM (check website for winter and holiday hours).
- $5/Student + $30 Guide Fee per 25 students.
- Up to 2 Teachers & 2 Chaperones Free per group of 25. Maximum 50 students
- 1.5 hours
Students tour The Fields in two groups, stopping at several works along the way. Students are encouraged to interact with the sculptures through movement and the five senses. Dialogues and activities include topics such as SCALE, BALANCE, GEOMETRY, POETRY, COLOR, COMPOSITION, REPETITION, ABSTRACTION, ENVIRONMENT, LANDSCAPE, and ELEMENTS OF ART.
Interactive Tour + Art Activity
- $10/Student + $30 Guide Fee per 25 students
- Up to 2 Teachers + 2 Chaperones free per group of 25
- Maximum 50 students
- 2 hours
Note: This option is only available from September - May
Students tour The Fields in two groups, stopping at several works along the way. Students are encouraged to interact with the sculptures through movement and the five senses. Dialogues and activities include topics such as SCALE, BALANCE, GEOMETRY, POETRY, COLOR, COMPOSITION, REPETITION, ABSTRACTION, LANDSCAPE, and ELEMENTS OF ART. Following, students participate in a hands-on sculpture project. Time is also allotted for a discussion about “Green Architecture” and the construction of the LEED Certified Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center, and viewing of the current gallery exhibit.
Lunch and Picnic Options
Groups may choose to arrive early or stay later for lunch. Picnicking is permitted anywhere in The Fields and there is also a designated area with several picnic tables in the park. Groups can also reserve space in the Cafe and/or outside on our patio area.
Our on-site café is open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11AM - 5PM. There is a limited weekday menu of light snacks and hot/cold beverages available Monday - Friday, from 9AM - 4PM.
Parking + Accessibility
There is plenty of on-site parking for individual vehicles, vans, and buses. Large school buses can easily access the Omi lot and may remain in the lot during your visit. The Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center is wheelchair accessible.
To arrange a tour, please contact Sasha Sicurella firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 728-9256.