Special Request Tours

We are no longer accepting tour request for fall tours.
Requests for winter/spring tours (January 5-May 29, 2015) will be accepted December 1, 2014-May 1, 2015.

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.

Permanent Collection

Please provide as much detail as possible on the Special Request Tour Form about your specific interests and curriculum connections. Tours focus on the Gallery's permanent collection only; however, self-guided print and online resources for children, for some past temporary exhibitions, are also available. Please note that tours are limited to 90 students.

Religious Art Themes

School tours with religious art themes can be requested using the Special Request Tour Form. Please note that the Christmas Story tour is limited to 60 students and the Stories from the Hebrew Bible tour is limited to 30 students.

Logistical Information

Length: 60 minutes for kindergarten through grade 4; 75 minutes for grades 5 through 12
Meeting Location: West Building Rotunda

Schedule a Tour

Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Groups must contain at least 10 students.

Please complete this form to request a tour.

Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter via mail in 10 business days (14 days for foreign-language tours).

Pre-Visit Information

Watch a video or download a presentation (PPT, 4MB) to show your students prior to their visit. Review our museum policies, location, parking, accessibility, security, lunch options, and other important visitor information.


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

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions about School Tours.


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