Education: School and Group Programs

Customized group visits, artist residencies and our traveling teaching artists programs bring the lessons of the sixties to life.

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Students and educators explore themes of individual expression, social consciousness, and cultural engagement, through the lens of historical events, music, and art from the 1960s. For more information about any of the following programs, please email

Onsite and Visiting School Programs Include

Museum Field Trips

Come Explore the ‘60s! This virtual program will immerse students in the cultural explosion of the 1960s. 

people sitting on bean bag chairs watching video of Woodstock at the Museum at Bethel Woods

E3: Artist in Residence Program

Bethel Woods' E3 program brings visiting performance artists to your school to inspire and empower students (K-12) and educators.

Soul Inscribed in the event gallery

Bethel Woods on Main

Our traveling Bethel Woods teaching artist program provides an opportunity for creative learning residences throughout the region.

instructor and students at Bethel Woods on Main

Resources for Educators

Professional development for educators, classroom resources, and curriculum to enhance your classroom experience.

Museum exhibit at Bethel Woods about Vietnam with interpretive panels and an American flag with a peace sign where the stars would be

Funding for arts and humanities, outreach and museum education programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies including: The American Gift Fund, the Tammy and Keith Anderson Foundation, the AT&T Aspire Program, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Humanities NY, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, Liberty Properties Inc., the Monticello Motor Club, New Music USA, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Resorts World Catskills, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, Rolling V Bus Corporation, James and Kelly Schmitt and Stewarts Shops. Transportation and tuition assistance has been made possible in part by Dan and Joan Silna, and TD Charitable Foundation, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.