School programs at Dia utilize its expansive collection to foster discovery and conceptual awareness for students, bringing the idea that art is an active, self-determined experience directly into the classroom, tour, or workshop experience. Education programs are part of the Sackler Institute at Dia Art Foundation.
Dia:Beacon's Arts Education Program partnership with the Beacon City School District provides K-12 students with an intimate setting to respond critically to Dia:Beacon through multi-session workshops with artist educators.
Dia requires guided tours for school groups grades K-12. Facilitated by educators, tours foster student-centered inquiry and active learning through engagement with the collection and special exhibitions. All school group tours are by appointment only; self-guided K-12 tours are not permitted. To schedule a school tour, please visit our guided tours page.