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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 at EChastain@PolkMuseumofArt.org
Support for our docent-led programs is provided by: