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Guided tours and activities for schools and universities provide keys to interpreting and understanding contemporary artistic languages, so that everyone can enjoy the works on display in the various exhibitions in a constructive, stimulating way.

From performance to portraits, by way of architectural survey and poetic composition, the activities on offer engage with a wide variety of areas of artistic creativity and are designed to actively involve children both older and younger children.

A proper introduction to contemporary art requires careful attention and independent reading. It teaches young people how to make connections that go beyond the obvious and discover unexpected perspectives on the past and present. As such, we have woven a number of interdisciplinary links into the courses that we provide.

There are activities and content suitable for all ages and levels, from nursery to university.

For more information and to book and activity: education@palazzograssi.it

Nursery school

The nursery courses involve short sessions of play and interaction with the works, where the children are accompanied through their journey of exploration of the exhibitions. The activities unfold over two consecutive phases of observation and narration, in which the children are invited to linger upon the images, analysing the details and shapes they can see and practising their verbal description skills; this helps them learn to become familiar with the image as well as training them to better identify the elements that make up a piece.

Visit “What do you see?"
Palazzo Grassi, 2h / 80€ per class

Visit “ICONS”
Punta della Dogana, 2h / 80€ per class

Primary school

Activities for primary schools engage children in observing the works on display, raising questions and stimulating narratives: the work of art becomes a springboard for imagining stories and developing critical, expository and speculative skills. The children will gain a fresh familiarity with the language of painting, as well as the history of the work and the artist, and will take part in an imagination exercise in which they invent a story inspired by a painting.

Visit "I'll tell you a story"
Palazzo Grassi, 2h / 80€ per class

Visit "ICONS"
Punta della Dogana, 2h / 80€ per class

Visit "Dogana da Mar: The merchants of Venice"
Punta della Dogana, 2h / 80€ per class

Junior and High school

The courses for secondary school students offer them an opportunity to experience the museum as a space where they can share and express themselves freely. The aim is to foster a critical, attentive eye for art, helping them to develop reflections with links extending to current events, their personal experience, and contemporary historical and artistic contexts.

Visit "Express guided tour"
Palazzo Grassi or Punta della Dogana, 45'/ €50 per class

Full guided tour
Palazzo Grassi or Punta della Dogana, 1h30 / 70€ per class

Visit "Among us"
Palazzo Grassi or Punta della Dogana, tour+activity 2h / 95€ per class

Palazzo Grassi or Punta della Dogana, 2h / 95€ per class
in English, French, Ferman and Italian for foreigners

Visit "Dogana da Mar: The Merchants of Venice"
Reserved to Junior schools
Punta della Dogana, 2h / 95€ per class

Palazzo Grassi Teens

Palazzo Grassi was amongst the first museums to dedicate a programme to teenagers, engaging them in the conception and production of content aimed at their peers to guide them through their discovery of the works in the Pinault Collection.

The museum offers teenagers between 15 and 19 years old the opportunity to participate in an educational course at the museum, following a variety of different themes and pathways, which change from year to year according to the ongoing exhibitions at the time.

The tour of the exhibition is the jumping-off point for a series of regular, ongoing meetings designed to provide a stimulus for the creation of new content - be it text, photo, video or audio - in a free and creative way. The material is all collected in order to enrich the website - teens.palazzograssi.it - which allows young visitors to find out more about the artists and their work through interpretations provided by people of their age.

Palazzo Grassi or Punta della Dogana, minimum 3 - maximum 5 appointments / 130€ per class


Through a series of Masterclasses and discussions dedicated to students, the museums offer places for aggregation and comparison, spaces for dialogue, reflection and interdisciplinary exchange, helping to contribute to the students’ education in a free and creative way.

During the opening hours of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, university groups can book a guided tour dedicated to the current exhibitions or the architecture of the two venues:

Booking, for groups of up to 25 participants

Palazzo Grassi or Punta della Dogana:
1h30 / 70 € + admission ticket at the reduced price

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
1h / 50 € + admission ticket at the reduced price

Palazzo Grassi + Punta della Dogana + Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
3h / 130€ + admission ticket at the reduced price

Educational activities at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris

Find out more about the educational activities offered for schools at the Bourse de Commerce, the Pinault Collection’s new exhibition venue in Paris writing to groupes@pinaultcollection.com.

  • Workshop
    Saturday 25 March
    Palazzo Grassi

    Superlab with Kensuke Koike
    Big Shot

    Visual artist Kensuke Koike leads "Big Shot", a photography manipulation workshop, in which participants will be invited to edit and superimpose different pieces of the same image to create a new one with absurd and paradoxical features.