The Wolfsonian Group Tour Request Form for K-12 Education

Please fill out the form below to begin your reservation process. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. This is a request form and does not guarantee registration until you have been contacted by the youth and school programs manager. Once confirmed, materials will be emailed to you. For questions or further information, please contact or 305.535.2644. LUNCH The Wolfsonian does not have cafeteria facilities for K-12 school groups. Please plan to have lunch at school or nearby at Lummus Park or Southpointe Park after your visit to the museum. BUS DROP-OFF AND PARKING Buses must drop students off at the front entrance to The Wolfsonian on Washington Avenue. The museum is located on the northeast corner of Washington Avenue and 10th street and can best be reached in the north-bound lane. [ MAP ] Parking is not provided for buses; only for drop-off and pick-up of students.


Please specify any special assistance needed for members of your group.

Please provide any additional information about your group (what they are studying, specific interests, etc.)


Tours can only begin between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.


To book a self-guided tour in fewer than two weeks, please call 305-535-2644. We recommend this for high school students only. Not available before noon

Guided tours MUST be booked at least two weeks in advance.


All tours are sixty to ninety minutes long, unless otherwise noted. Check the tours you would prefer below. We recommend no more than two per visit for a quality experience.

The focus of The Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design from the period 1885–1945. The United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are the countries most extensively represented. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints, and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects.

GRADES 3-5 – A 90 minute tour with a Look & think activity (students participate in a facilitated discussion that builds visual literacy and critical thinking); a Touch & think activity (students handle design artifacts to explore materials, function, and change over time); and a Design activity (hands-on making activity to promote innovative thinking and person expression).

GRADES 6-12 – A 90 minute tour exploring the intersection of design and contemporary issues. Topics may related to specific course content such as gender and identity, transportation, war, propaganda, socially active design, etc. May also include information about design-related occupations. Visit may include a hands-on activity, if arranged in advance.

The Wolfsonian Library is a collection of approximately 60,000 rare and reference books, hundreds of periodical titles, and tens of thousands of ephemeral items, as well as special collections and archives. The artifacts in our library demonstrate the vital role that art, architecture, and design have played in shaping perceptions of the modern world. The library’s extensive ephemera holdings include vintage postcards, advertisements, brochures, calendars, leaflets, labels, sheet music covers, schedules, matchbook covers, and a variety of other formats, collected and preserved as cultural artifacts that reveal the times in which they were created.

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