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Join a Tour


Tours come in all shapes and sizes: get insights through one of our free guided experiences, learn about favorites by listening to an audio tour on your phone, or go at your own pace with a self-guided tour like What to See in an Hour.

Daily Guided Tours
Looking for a good place to start your museum visit? Join a knowledgeable guide for a 45-minute tour of museum icons and lesser-known treasures every day at 1:00 and 3:00 (in Spanish on Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00).

Audio Tours
Hear the stories behind the art with our free mobile app, available for download via the App Store or Google Play. Choose from a variety of tour options like the Essentials tour or the Architecture tour, or key in a particular artwork. Just be sure to bring your headphones to listen while you’re at the museum.

Self-Guided Tour
Want to take things at your own pace? Consider one of our self-guided highlights. From What to See in an Hour and New on View to Impressionism and the Thorne Miniature Rooms, there are various journeys through the museum’s collection. 

Families will love making their very own adventure-filled tour with JourneyMaker, a custom tour builder available in our Ryan Learning Center. Choose from eight different themes—like superheroes and time travel—and dozens of artworks for a special tour all your own.

Luminary Tours
Luminary members are invited to take part in small-group, member-exclusive tours of our acclaimed exhibitions while the museum is closed to the public. Learn more about Luminary.

Adult Group Tours
Adult groups can choose to book a guided experience with one of our external partners or to lead their own self-guided experience of the museum.


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