At the Museum


Special School Group Tour:  Hollywood Costume 

Hollywood Costume is a multimedia exhibition displaying costumes from 100 years of cinema. Students will explore the themes of costume design, storytelling, and the art and science behind dressing iconic characters and the actors who play them.

Schools are welcome to tour this exceptional exhibition during special hours and must book reservations in advance by submitting a completed request form. Your reservation is not confirmed until you have been contacted by Museum staff. Confirmed attendance and payment are required two weeks prior to the tour date. Payment can be made with check, credit card or PO. No exchanges or refunds on confirmed reservations.

  • Tours are available to grades 4 – 12 ONLY
  • All tours are guided by Museum docents.
  • Students will be divided into groups of 30 and enter at 10-minute intervals
  • Completion of the tour will vary for each school depending on the number of students and the start time. Example: 90 students will take approximately 90 minutes; 120 students will take approximately 105 minutes, etc.
  • Cost:   $5 per student and FREE admission for every 1 chaperone per 15 students
  • No additional adults will be admitted without prior Museum approval and will be charged the general admission price of $20 per adult
  • Title I and bus reimbursement assistance are available on a first come, first served basis and are limited.

Find out more about Hollywood Costume.


Standard School Tours

Students and teachers encounter authentic objects from around the globe. Seeing the “real thing” engenders excitement and a unique experience of the physical art work. Students also become comfortable in the Museum environment and with discussing points of view.

Fees: $4/student; 1 chaperone per 10 students FREE
Fee waivers are available for Title I schools; call 602-257-4356 for information.
Bus assistance may be available; use the Bus Reimbursement Request Form.
Funds are limited.

Docent-led tours are available

  • Tuesday: 10am – 12pm (North Wing OR South Wing)
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 5pm

Self-guided tours (pre-booking required)

  • Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 10am – 5pm

Program Options

Click on the titles below to review program descriptions and grade recommendations. If you need any further assistance please call the Education Department at (602) 257-4356.

Student-Directed Visit: 6th -12th grade (Pilot Program)

Are you interested in building student knowledge through discovery, problem-solving, critical thinking and social skills? The student-directed visit may be the right tour for you! Teachers, students and chaperones generate questions, discover relationships between objects and learn how to navigate the Museum. Learn how your school can be apart of this innovative program. Contact the education department at or 602.257.4356 for additional information regarding participation requirements.


The Museum collects are in seven major areas. If you have a specific interest in an artist or period, please check in advance to see if the Museum has that material. Visit our online gallery to view our collection. Please contact us with any questions: (602) 257-4356 or

North Wing Galleries

Includes Asian, Ulman Center for the Art of Philip C. Curtis, European, Spanish Colonial, American, Western American.


South Wing Galleries

Includes Modern, Contemporary, Fashion Design, Photography.

Temporary Exhibitions

The Museum presents temporary exhibitions on a variety of art forms and styles. Be sure to check exhibition dates prior to booking. Visit our Exhibitions page to view current and past exhibits.

Sculpture Garden

The Museum’s sculpture garden is an excellent place to view outdoor sculpture or have lunch. Learn more about the use of the sculpture garden with your students.

At Your School


Phoenix Art Museum brings image-based presentations to you! Popular presentations align with history or language studies. We encourage teachers to prepare your students for a visit. Review program options and begin the booking process!


Fees: Classroom programs are FREE of charge

Museum-trained docents bring image-based presentations to your classroom. Some programs include a hands-on project. School must provide a screen and electrical for a projector/laptop. Hands-on programs may have minimal supply requirements. All programs subject to availability.