Fees for Education Programs

About our fee structure

Our fee structure helps underwrite our free public services, and helps us to defer the cost of staff time to carry out programs. All of our programs and events which are carried out for the general public are provided free of charge to participants. In addition, admission to our exhibition gallery, research and reference services, and access to the Rare Maps Reading Room are always free.

Cost should not present a barrier for bringing our educational programs to your students. If your district or institution is not able to support our standard fees, please send us an email to discuss subvented rates.

K-12 programs

Visits to LMEC Remote Class Visit Outreach visit to school
Boston Public Schools Free Free Free
Public schools other than BPS $100 $100 $175 plus mileage
  • Multiple same-day sessions of a single outreach visit are charged at a discounted rate.
    • One session: $175
    • Two sessions: $300
    • Three sessions: $400
    • Each additional session: +$50
  • Mileage is charged at 55¢ per mile driving distance from Copley Square.

University programs

Standard Program Extended Program
Well-resourced institutions (tuition >$20,000) $250 $350
Under-resourced institutions (tuition <$20,000) $100 $200
Special relationships (including community and tribal colleges) Free Free
  • Standard Programs refer to programs of up to one hour in duration, with up to 14 students for in-person activities or unlimited students for remote activities, featuring presentations on themes relating to broad overviews of our collections, geographic research, and digital geography.
  • Extended Programs refer to programs which require greater length, classroom capacity, or thematic customization than standard programs.