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- What programs are available for school or community groups?
- Is there a cost for the guided tour or workshop?
- Is an exhibition curriculum available?
- How much time does a group need to see everything in the exhibition?
- What kinds of exhibition information are available on-site?
- What is the schedule for the group programs?
- How can I book a school or community group visit to Home Land Security?
- Is any transportation assistance available?
- Are the exhibition sites Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)–accessible?
- Is food and drink allowed inside the exhibition?
- Are restrooms available nearby?
- Where do we park? Is parking free and nearby?
We have two options for school or community groups:
- Exhibition Orientation + Self-Guided Tour
This tour includes a greeting with exhibition overview and orientation by a Home Land Security Art Guide. The group then explores the exhibition at its own pace, with Art Guides available throughout the sites to answer questions and discuss particular works. Maximum 20 students, with 1 teacher/chaperone per every 5 students.
- 34,000 Pillows Workshop
This special hands-on workshop enables participation in Díaz Lewis’s 34,000 Pillows project. Participants learn the history and current implications of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement “bed mandate” while deconstructing donated articles of clothing to be used in the artists’ one-of-a-kind pillow designs. Maximum 15 students, with 1 teacher/chaperone per every 5 students.
NOTE: The programs’ schedules (see below) do not allow for groups to register for both options in a single visit, however, groups are welcome to register for the tour and workshop on separate visits.
Is there a cost for the guided tour or workshop?
No. The Home Land Security exhibition and programming are available at no cost.
Is an exhibition curriculum available?
Yes. We offer a curriculum for grades 6–12, which can be downloaded from the website.
How much time does a group need to see everything in the exhibition?
That depends on how long you linger at each site. On average, the full exhibition could be experienced in approximately 1.5 hours.
What kinds of exhibition information are available on-site?
On-site interpretation includes printed materials, signage, and an introductory video that takes a closer look at the artists, their works, and the exhibition locations. Trained Art Guides are available to answer questions and offer assistance during exhibition viewing hours.
What is the schedule for the group programs?
Exhibition Orientation + Self-Guided Tours are offered Wednesdays through Fridays at 1 p.m. We recommend that groups allow roughly two hours to complete the tour, bearing in mind that the actual time commitment will depend on the pace of the group.
The 34,000 Pillows Workshops are offered Thursdays and Fridays from 1–3 p.m. Registration is required; no drop-ins.
How can I book a school or community group visit to Home Land Security?
Please contact Alison Konecki at [email protected] to book the Exhibition Orientation + Self-Guided Tour and the 34,000 Pillows Workshop.
Is any transportation assistance available?
FOR-SITE is unable to offer transportation assistance to school and community groups. For transportation information, including directions, routes, and public transit schedules, please see the Getting There page.
Are the exhibition sites Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)–accessible?
Two of the five sites—the Nike Administration Building (which houses the Exhibition Visitor Center) and Fort Scott Chapel—have ADA-accessible parking spaces and pathways. The visitor center features multimedia displays about all the artworks and sites, as well as large-print and braille exhibition brochures. On-site Art Guides are also available to assist those with accessibility needs.
Is food and drink allowed inside the exhibition?
No. In order to protect the artworks, only bottled water is allowed inside the exhibition. Visitors are welcome to enjoy snacks or picnic lunches in the Presidio’s beautiful outdoor spaces, which include scenic overlooks and grassy areas.
Are restrooms available nearby?
Restrooms are available at the Fort Scott ball field along Storey Avenue (across from the Fort Scott Chapel).
Where do we park? Is parking free and nearby?
Limited free parking is available at the Nike Administration Building and Fort Scott Chapel, and along nearby Merchant Road. Paid parking is available on the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Storey Avenue; pay stations accept credit and debit cards. For more information, visit presidio.gov/transportation/driving-and-parking.