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 large self-guided tours (12+ persons). We will contact you if the Museum is unable to accommodate your visit.

Docent-Led Tours (one-hour)

Visit the Polk Museum of Art with one of our Museum-trained volunteer docent tour guides. A minimum of ten people is required and 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 per docent fee. Groups of 25 or more may require two or more docents.

Docent-led tours focus on connecting conversations between visitors and art. Tours create an atmosphere to develop love and appreciation for the arts, encourage critical thinking, and cover skills to connect viewers with art on view.

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.

Gallery Talks

Our Point-of-View Gallery Talks are held on the second Friday of each month, and runs from Noon to 1pm. These tours are free. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for information about upcoming Gallery Talks.

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 6,500 students walk through the Museum for a facilitated learning experience each year. Fourth-grade tours are scheduled Mondays through Fridays at 10am, and are 90 minutes in length. The Museum requires one chaperone per ten students.



Questions about tours at the Polk Museum of Art?
Please email our Education Manager Ellen Chastain at

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) *