Group Tour Information
What counts as a group?
- 10 or more in the group
- Reservations must be made in advance
- All tickets must be purchased in one transaction at the time of or before the visit.
How much are group rates?
Admission may be paid in advance of at the Box Office upon arrival. Cash, checks, or credit cards are all welcome.
1-hour tour: $4 per student plus $30 per tour guide (up to 25 people per guide)
- Kidspace tour only
- Main galleries only
- Sol LeWitt galleries only
2-hour tour: $8 per student plus $30 per tour guide (up to 25 people per guide)
- Combined Kidspace and main galleries tour
Add art-making (1/2 hour) to any visit: additional fee of $4 per student
1-hour tour: $16 per adult plus $60 per tour guide (up to 25 people per guide)
1-hour tour: $14 per senior plus $60 per tour guide (up to 25 people per guide)
1-hour tour: $10 per student plus $60 per tour guide (up to 25 people per guide)
How many chaperones do we need?
One adult chaperone per every 10 students is admitted into the museum free for all school groups. Each additional chaperone is $16.00. Please note: we rely on chaperones to help supervise students during their visit. Please help us make your visit go smoothly by downloading these guidelines and sharing them with everyone who will be accompanying your group.
Do we have to take a tour?
Guided tours are not required, but are highly recommended. We suggest that one tour guide be scheduled for every 25 people in your group. Printed information about the exhibitions is available in the galleries or can be mailed to you in advance of your visit. Our tour guides are fully-trained paid professionals, not volunteer docents and there is a charge for a guided tour. Tours of the main galleries highlight all current exhibitions. If you would like to connect the tour to your curriculum or to focus on a particular exhibition or theme, please contact the Education Department. Self-guided group visits are available (with no guide fee).
When are the galleries open?
- Summer hours (June 21- Labor Day): 10AM-6 PM (Sun-Wed), 10AM-7PM (Thurs-Sat)
- Winter/Spring/Fall hours: 11AM-5PM, closed Tuesdays
How far in advance do we need to reserve?
Visits are generally scheduled according to availability, but we make every effort to accommodate your scheduling needs. At least two weeks advance notice is required to schedule a guided tour. Self-guided groups need only to give 2 business days notice to qualify for group rates. The average group visit lasts one to three hours. To make reservations, or for answers to any questions, please contact the Education Department at (413) 664.4481 x8131.
Where do we park?
Parking is available for individual vehicles, vans, and buses in our general parking lot. Please be considerate of space when parking large busses in the lot. There is no parking fee.
Do you provide funding for buses?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide subsidies for buses but if you are in Massachusetts, your school may be eligible for a grant from the local Cultural Council to pay for buses.
Download a fact sheet about the Big Yellow Schoolbus Program or fill out an on-line application.
We want to buy/bring lunch. What do we need to do?
Our cafe, Lickety Split (413) 346 4560, is pleased to provide healthy, affordable box lunches, drinks, and desserts, with at least two business days advance notice. If your group is bringing their own lunches you can reserve the "brown bag café" which seats up to 25 people (larger groups, can stagger gallery tour and lunch times to allow double seating). Reservations are required for both box lunches and brown bag café space. When the weather cooperates, up to 80 people can use the picnic tables and sit in the grassy area under the upside down trees. There are also several restaurants on Main St. and Eagle St. in North Adams that offer lunch options.