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College + University Groups


Toshiko Takaezu, Three Graces, 1994, bronze, 3 pieces, each element: 70 in x 23 in x 23 cm, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, photo: David Michael Howarth Photography

Degree or continuing education students with school ID may visit Grounds For Sculpture for $10 with or without advance reservations. Groups of 15 people or more and groups requesting a Guided Tour are required to book their visit in advance.

Visits may be scheduled Tuesday through Sunday 10am – 6pm throughout the year. Grounds For Sculpture is open until 9pm seasonally, please check our Hours + Directions page for details.

Guided Tours

There are different ways for your group to experience Grounds For Sculpture. You may choose to self-guide or to explore the grounds through a Guided Tour. Guided Tours highlight select artworks on view and generally last one hour. Guided Tours are available for degree program and continuing education groups for an added fee of $75 per group of up to 15 people. Guided Tours must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Guided Tour payment is due at the time of booking.

Cancelling and Rescheduling

Please contact the Group Visit Coordinator as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your visit, and we will try to accommodate any changes. Guided Tour payment is non-refundable for cancellations.


Outside food is not permitted at Grounds For Sculpture. Prior arrangements for lunch can be made with The Peacock Café and Rat’s Restaurant located on-site. Items can also be purchased at the Van Gogh Café located in the Welcome Center of the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts. 

Peacock Café Bagged Lunches
Groups can order bagged lunches to be picked up at the Peacock Café. Orders must be received five business days prior to the date of your visit. A credit card number is required to guarantee your order. For information about bagged lunches and a sample menu, please contact the The Peacock Café via email at

Please review our Student Group Visit Reminders and the Introduction to GFS Slideshow on your own and with your students before your visit.


Accessible pathways run throughout the garden, and our Welcome Center and Domestic Arts Building are fully accessible. The ground floor of the Museum Building is also accessible.

Large print versions of select brochures are available. Assistive Listening Devices are also available for visitors with hearing impairments.

To learn more about ongoing access services and accommodations, including information on mobility assistance, please click here.

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