Tours: You Come to Us!

Reserve a date for your students to experience original art objects, ask questions, discover new ideas, and build knowledge of their community. Tours are aligned with Arizona Department of Education Standards to make learning across the curriculum come alive! Most tours are based on the Museum’s extensive collection. Educators may also schedule tours of temporary exhibitions; click here to view our exhibition schedule.

Tours require 5 weeks advance notice and are subject to the relevant admission charges.

  • $4 per student
  • 1 teacher and 2 chaperones per 30 students are free
  • Additional adults (unless required by your situation) pay admission fee of $4
  • Admission subsidies are available on a limited basis for schools with 50% or more Title I populations
  • Bus subsidies are available dependent upon need and available funding

Docent Led Tours

Tours are led by docents (volunteer teachers) trained to speak knowledgeably and engage students in conversations about objects in the Museum’s collection. Classes will be divided into groups of 12-15. Required chaperone to student ratio is 1:10 for grades K-3, 1:15 for grades 4-12.

Docent-guided tours are available Tuesday – Thursday beginning at 10am.
Tuesday tours may visit the following galleries only: Art of Asia, European Art, American Art, Spanish Colonial Art, Art of Philip C. Curtis, Steele Gallery.

Please call the Program Coordinator at (602) 257-4356 to discuss tour options for your group using our other galleries and special exhibitions.


Self-Guided Visits

Phoenix Art Museum welcomes educators to self-guide groups in ways that benefit their students while accommodating the presence of guided tours and the general public.

Self-guided tours must be booked in advance, and are available
Wednesday – Friday beginning at 10am.



Prepare your students for a Museum visit.



Play this seventeen minute video in your classroom! Help students become familiar with Museum vocabulary, practice observing artworks and discuss Museum behaviors.