Schedule a Tour

Please complete and submit this form at least four weeks in advance of the tour date you are requesting. Our schedule fills very quickly due to the volume of tour requests. Please indicate alternative dates on your form.

If you prefer to print and mail or fax a tour request, download this form (PDF, 102KB).

Tour Topic

Special Request Topics: We are happy to work with you to customize a tour that meets the needs of your class, or create a tour that closely connects to your curriculum. Please use the Special Request Tour form to schedule a customized tour.

Tour Date

Please indicate your top three choices for dates and times.

Note: The American Art tour is not available at 10:15 a.m.

School Information

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Funding for the cost of bus transportation is available for Title I schools that participate in docent-led school tours at the National Gallery of Art. For more information, please contact Deirdre Palmer at d-palmer@nga.gov or (202) 842-6880.

Contact Information

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Group Information

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(Groups must contain at least 10 students)
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(Minimum of one for every 10 students)


Chaperone Contact Information

Please provide the name and cell phone number of the adult who will be accompanying the students on their visit.

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Additional Information

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Important Information

  • Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.
  • Requests for winter tours (January 5-May 29, 2015) will be accepted December 1, 2014-May 1, 2015.
  • Groups must contain at least 10 students.
  • Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter via mail in 10 business days.

Title I Bus Stipends

Funding for the cost of bus transportation is available for Title I schools that participate in docent-led school tours at the National Gallery of Art. For more information, please contact Deirdre Palmer at d-palmer@nga.gov or (202) 842-6880 or use the application form.

Chaperones

Tour groups must be accompanied by one adult chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones must remain with the group at all times. It is the responsibility of chaperones to maintain orderly student behavior at the Gallery. Chaperone information cards outlining Gallery visitor policies will be distributed on the day of your tour or may be printed in advance.

Tour Length

All tours for students in kindergarten through grade 4 are 60 minutes. All tours for students in grades 5–12 are 75 minutes, except where stated.

Group Size

If the number of students in your group exceeds the number that we permit for your tour, you may consider scheduling:

  • the same tour at different times, same date;
  • different tour themes at the same time;
  • the same tour on different dates.

Questions

Our tour scheduler is available to answer questions on Monday through Wednesday between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. (September through May). Please contact her at (202) 842-6249 schooltourrequests@nga.gov.

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions about School Tours.