Guided Tours for Groups of Adults
Groups of 10–50 adults are invited to schedule a guided tour of the Museum's Collection or one of our special exhibitions. Our inquiry-based group tours, led by volunteer docents or Museum staff, challenge visitors to hone their observation skills.
Guided tours for groups of adults take place Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am–5pm. At least two weeks' advance booking is required, with one payment made in full at least one week prior to the tour. (For groups who request a catered lunch before or after their tour, at least four weeks' advance booking is required, with lunch choices indicated, and payment made in full, at least two weeks prior to the tour.)
Guided tours for groups of adults are free for Museum Members or included with general admission. The group admission rate for 10+ adults is $13/person; student discounted admission (i.e. college student with valid ID) is $10/person. Some restrictions apply.
Visitors on all guided and self-guided tours follow the Museum's temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; for more information, click here. Museum staff will work with each group contact to subdivide the group as necessary to comply with state and county capacity guidelines. As a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, guided groups may choose to use a Tour Mate digital group-guide system (personal audio transmitters and receivers) to help with social distancing in the galleries; there is an additional $2/person charge for personal earbuds and sanitization of equipment.
On the group tour request form, you may choose a tour of the Collection Hall, Intersections in American Art; one of our special exhibitions; or Discovering Art, a journey through the Museum that considers how artists use the elements of art and principles of design in their work.
The Museum's rooftop Perspective Café offers reservations for tour groups of up to 16 people. Groups of up to 10 people can reserve a table and order off the café menu or pre-order boxed lunches; groups of 10–16 people must pre-order boxed lunches.
Have a special request? If your class or group would like a custom-designed tour or program led by our Curatorial or Learning & Engagement staff, let us know! Customized tours and programs are available for $50. Indicate your request on the group tour request form, or contact our Learning & Engagement Department at 828.253.3227 x133 for more details.
Self-guided groups: Click here for more information.
Pre-K–12 groups: Click here for more information.
To request a guided tour for a group of adults, click on the button below.
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