Special Request Tours

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 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.

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

Schedule a Tour

We are no longer accepting tour requests for spring tours. We will begin accepting tour requests for fall tours (September 29–December 5, 2014) on August 4, 2014.

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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