The Polk Museum of Art Education Department offers tours year-round for adults and children.

Requesting a Tour

To request a tour at the Polk Museum of Art, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Self-Guided Tours

Groups are always invited to visit the Museum on their own anytime during Museum hours. Admission is free.

Please complete the form below to inform us of your self-guided tour. We will contact you if the Museum is unable to accommodate your visit.

Docent-Led Tours

Visit the Polk Museum of Art with one of our volunteer docent tour guides. A minimum of ten people is required for a docent-led tour. Docent-led tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance. For student groups grades K-12, one chaperone is required per ten students. Docent-led tours have a $30 docent fee per docent. (Groups of 25 or more may require two or more docents) The docent fee will be waived if no docent is required. (Special exhibition fees may apply.)

Agencies requesting that the tour fee be waived for their group must send a formal letter to the Museum (on agency letterhead) a minimum of two weeks prior to their scheduled tour. The letter must state the reason(s) for the fee waiver.

Please complete the form below to request a docent-led tour.

Curator Tours

This curator-led tour program is held on one Friday per major exhibition, and runs from 12:15 to 1pm. These tours are free. Please see our Events section for information about upcoming curator tours.

Fifth-Grade Tours

Through an agreement with Polk County Public Schools, every fifth-grade student will visit the Museum at some time during the school year. This means approximately 6,500 students walk through the Museum for a facilitated learning experience each year. Fifth-grade tours are scheduled Mondays through Fridays at 10am, and are 90 minutes in length. The Museum requires one chaperone per ten students.


Support for our docent-led programs is provided by:


Tour Request Form

Contact Person *
Contact Person
Phone *
What Type of Tour? *
Requested Day
Requested Date (Museum hours are 10am-5pm) - Tours during the school year must be scheduled between 11:30am - 5pm. *
Requested Date (Museum hours are 10am-5pm) - Tours during the school year must be scheduled between 11:30am - 5pm.
Time *
Group Type (check all that apply) *