The Polk Museum of Art offers personalized private tours year-round for school and youth groups, college course visits, and adult, corporate, and community groups.

Self-Guided Tours

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

Audio Guides to compliment your visit are available online HERE.

Please complete the form below to inform us of large self-guided tours (12+ persons). We will contact you if the Museum is unable to accommodate your visit.

Docent-Led Tours (one-hour)

Do you have a group or class that would like to have its own personalized tour? We can make it happen! Visit the Polk Museum of Art and be guided through our galleries with one of our Museum-trained docent tour guides. A minimum of ten people is required to book a private tour, and all group visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups of sixty or more will be asked to split their group over two different tour hours. For student groups grades K-12, one chaperone is required per ten students. Groups of twenty-five or more may require two or more docents. Tours are typically one hour.

Docent-led tours focus on engaging visitors with art and on fostering conversations about art. Our docents are trained to work with groups of all ages and interests to hone appreciation for the arts, to encourage critical thinking, and to bring to vivid life our current exhibitions.

Schedule a 60-minute personalized docent-led tour:

  • Adults: $10 per person

  • Seniors: $8 per person

  • Members: $6 per person

  • Student and youth groups:

    • Groups of 10 - 25: flat $50 fee for one docent

    • Groups of 26 - 50: flat $100 fee for two docents

Monthly Talks and Tours

We offer an array of free monthly Gallery Talks and Curator Tours throughout each month. Please visit our Upcoming Events page HERE for more information on all events. All upcoming tours are listed below.

Upcoming Docent-Led Tours

Upcoming Curator Tours

Join Dr. Alex Rich, our Executive Director and Chief Curator, each month for an in-depth guided walkthrough in the Museum galleries, where he will provide art historical and curatorial insight as he tours visitors through one of our current exhibitions.  *Please note: Curator Tours and First Thursday Nights run September to April and go on hiatus during the summer months.

Fourth-Grade Tours

Through an agreement with Polk County Public Schools, every fourth-grade student will visit the Museum at some time during the school year. This means approximately 4,500 students walk through the Museum for a facilitated learning experience each year. Fourth-grade tours (90 minutes in length) are scheduled Mondays through Fridays at 10am. The Museum requires one chaperone per ten students.


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