Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.

Educational Visit

Turn MOCA into your classroom.

Education and community groups are invited to engage with artwork 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. Please book tours a minimum of three weeks in advance. The Learning department will follow up with you to confirm your request. 

Discover our Educator Resources

Explore. Engage. Inspire.

During their visit to MOCA, your students will have an opportunity to:

  • Converse, ask questions, and think critically as they interpret artworks by local and international contemporary artists.
  • Consider new perspectives and issues that are relevant and urgent in today’s world
  • Personally connect with the topics presented in our exhibitions
  • Learn about MOCA’s adaptive reuse of a landmark heritage building and explore the culturally rich Junction Triangle neighbourhood

Guided Tour

Guided tours offer students of all ages a closer look at our exhibitions. Led by one of our trained Art Educators, they last approximately 45 minutes and are designed to foster discussion and exchange. Maximum 30 people. Currently offered Wednesdays through Fridays.

Guided Tour + Studio Activity

Studio Activities offer students of all ages a tailored, hands-on activity to deepen their understanding of the exhibitions’ themes. Led by one of our trained Art Educators, they run for approximately 2 hours, consisting of an hour-long tour, followed by an hour of art-making. Maximum 30 people. Currently offered Wednesdays through Fridays between 9am–11am only.

Self-Guided Visit

Self-guided visits allow school groups to explore the Museum however they like. In addition, MOCA staff stationed throughout the Museum will be available to answer any questions they may have along the way. Maximum 60 people. Please check MOCA’s hours of operation in advance of your visit.

“I was really impressed by our tour guide… her complex and thoughtful understanding of the exhibitions was evident. She tied in the themes we’re exploring in the course and presented the content in a way that was engaging and responsive to the needs of the group.”

—Mary Porter, Instructor, OCAD University

Plan a School Visit

School Group Pricing

In addition to the price of admission, the following pricing applies. For standard pricing, please refer to our visit page.

Guided Tour: Minimum payment of $75, which admits up to 15 students. $5 per student thereafter**
Guided Tour + Studio Activity: Minimum payment of $150, which admits up to 15 students. $10 per student thereafter**

Contact us at for more details about your next guided tour.


Adult (18+): $14
Student with ID (18+): $10
Senior (65+): $10
Under 18: Free

Guided student tours include up to 3 free adult tickets for chaperones.

Learning Resources for Teachers

Introducing MOCA Educator Exhibition Resources! Use these guides to learn about MOCA’s exhibiting artists and their work, either in the gallery or remotely in your classroom. They include curriculum connections, guiding questions, and additional resources to help shape conversations and extend learning.
Educator Resource: The Wedge Collection
Educator Resource: Phyllida Barlow & Liz Magor
Educator Resource: Kapwani Kiwanga
Educator Resource: Xuan Ye
Students at a Doors Open Toronto event.

“Our students had an incredible time exploring the new exhibit at MOCA 

—Rebecca McClaren, Trinity Theatre


Please contact us about making a booking at least 3-4 weeks prior to your anticipated visit date to ensure that we have the appropriate staffing onsite.

If you need to make a last-minute booking please consider a self-guided tour or contact the Learning Coordinator at directly to check for feasibility.

MOCA is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Drop-in tours may be scheduled during our hours of operation. 


Guided Tours will be offered between 11am and 5pm, Wednesdays – Fridays. 


Studio Activities can only be booked for the 9 –11 am time slot, Wednesdays – Fridays. 

The listed costs for tours and entrance to the Museum aim to provide affordable options for visiting schools. However, if your school faces challenges regarding these fees, or accessing arts curriculum in general, please contact

Methods of Payment

Payments must be completed prior to your visit. You may pay in person on the day of your visit (by cash or card) or by bringing in a cheque. Other methods of payment including payment order cannot be accepted at this time.
MOCA will not be able to proceed with any group tours or studio activities until payment has been received in full.


The listed costs for tours and entrance to the Museum aim to provide affordable options for visiting schools. However, if your school or educational organization faces challenges regarding these fees, or accessing arts curriculum in general, please contact

If travelling by bus

Buses can pull up in front of the Museum on Sterling Road for drop off and pick up only.
Note: Despite ongoing construction on Sterling Road, the Museum remains open for buses to drop off and pick up students. For more information on current construction, check our visit page or reach out to

If travelling by public transit

MOCA is a 10- to 15-minute walk from both Lansdowne and Dundas West stations on the TTC’s Bloor subway line as well as the UP Express Bloor GO Station. 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 Road, which can be reached by both the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars. We are a 5-minute walk north on Sterling Road from the streetcar stop.

When you arrive

Upon arrival, enter the Museum through the main front doors on Sterling Road. Teachers and/or chaperones may proceed to the Welcome Desk to check in and purchase or print their group tickets. Payments shall be made before your tour begins.
Staff will greet you, provide your group with an introduction to MOCA, and walk you through some housekeeping notes (coat racks, cubbies, nearest bathrooms, gallery guidelines, etc.). If you have booked a guided visit, the Learning Coordinator or an Art Educator will ask your group to gather on the Ground Floor to begin the visit.

Teachers and/or chaperones are responsible for their students during the entire visit. We recommend a supervisor-to-student ratio of 1:10. Supervisors must ensure that their students are mindful of both artwork and fellow visitors, keeping noise levels low wherever possible and refraining from touching any art.

Please establish behavioural expectations and the day’s schedule with your class before arriving at MOCA.

MOCA does not currently have a dedicated lunch space for school groups and does not have water fountains available, so please make sure to plan accordingly. In general, food and drink are not permitted in the Museum, however, a sealed water bottle may be used on the Ground Floor. Weather permitting, we have an outdoor space that can be used for lunches.

If you would like to purchase food following your visit, MOCA’s cafe partner Forno Cultura is located on the Ground Floor and offers light fare such as sandwiches, sweets, coffee, and a range of beverages. For more information visit their website here.

Guided Visits run approximately 45 minutes while Guided Visits with a Studio Activity run approximately 2 hours. The exhibitions at MOCA are site-specific and respond to the unique context of the Museum. As such, the studio activities on offer for school visits also change to reflect and respond to the current exhibitions.

Studio Activities are currently offered Wednesdays through Fridays between 9am–11am only. 

To find out what activities are on offer for a given exhibition or for general requests in relation to school visits contact the Learning Coordinator at


Please contact us at

School Tour, MOCA Toronto, 2019.