K–12 and post-secondary student groups of 10 or more are invited to engage with artwork by international artists across all contemporary art forms, debating and sharing ideas along the way. Join us for a guided tour or self-guided visit — or participate in one of our studio activities.
Guided tours offer students of all ages a closer look at our exhibitions. Led by one of our trained Visitor Experience Guides, they run approximately 45 minutes and are designed to foster discussion and exchange. Max. 30 people.
Self-guided visits allow school groups to explore the museum however they like. Students may download audio guides for additional context, while MOCA staff stationed throughout the museum will be available to answer any questions they may have along the way. Max. 60 people.
Adding a studio activity to your guided tour gives students of all ages a unique opportunity to deepen their engagement with exhibition themes through a facilitated, hands-on activity. Max. 30 people. Note: Studio activities run 90 minutes and are preceded by a 30-minute tour.
From Object to Artwork: Making Meaning from Everyday Materials
Recommended for Grades 3–12
After exploring the works of Carlos Bunga, Sarah Sze and Megan Rooney, students will get to discuss how these artists use everyday objects and conventional materials to assign value and meaning. Then, they will have the opportunity to create their own sculpture, selecting from a wide range of everyday objects and materials. Students may choose to explore a single material in depth in the manner of Carlos Bunga, create a detailed assemblage like Sarah Sze, or give a character-like personality to everyday materials like Megan Rooney.
The following pricing applies to individuals in groups of 10 or more. For standard pricing, please refer to our Visit page.
Guided tours: Additional fee of $60 per group applies
Guided tour & studio activity: Additional fee of $150 per group applies
Adult (18+): $8
Student with ID (18+): $5
Senior (65+): $5
Under 18: Free
Guided student tours include up to 3 free adult tickets for chaperones.
If travelling by bus
Buses can pull up in front of the museum on Sterling Rd. for drop off and pick up only.
If travelling by public transit
MOCA is located near both Lansdowne and Dundas West stations on the TTC’s Bloor subway line, as well as the UP Express–Bloor station. We are a 10-minute walk away from all three stations. Please note: Dundas West is an accessible station, while Lansdowne is not.
The closest streetcar stop is at the corner of Dundas St. West and Sterling Rd., which can be reached by both the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars. We are a 5-minute walk north from the streetcar stop.
When you arrive
Upon arrival, enter the museum through the main front doors on Sterling Rd. Teachers and/or chaperones may proceed to the Welcome Desk to check in and purchase or print their group tickets. You will be greeted by a Visitor Experience Guide who will provide your group with an introduction to MOCA and walk you through some housekeeping notes (lockers, coat rack, nearest bathrooms, gallery guidelines, etc.). If you have booked a guided visit, your Visitor Experience Guide will bring the group to the south end of Floor 1 to begin the tour.
Teachers and/or chaperones are responsible for their students during the entire visit. We recommend a supervisor-to-student ratio of 1:10. Supervisors are asked to ensure that their students are mindful of both artwork and fellow visitors, keeping noise levels low wherever possible.
MOCA does not have a lunch space for school groups and does not have water fountains available, so be sure to bring food and pre-filled water bottles for your visit. Food and drink are permitted on Floor 1 only.
MOCA’s café partner, Forno Cultura, is located on Floor 1 and offers light fare such as sandwiches, biscotti, coffee and a range of beverages.
The Drake Commissary (128a Sterling Rd.) is nearby and serves coffee, beverages, pastries, and a few ready-to-eat items, in addition to their full dine-in menu.
A few fast-casual options are within a 10-minute walk from the museum, including KIBO Market (Bloor St. and Symington Ave.), Tim Hortons (College St. and Lansdowne Ave.), and Starbucks (Dundas St. W and Roncesvalles Ave).