Crystal Bridges’ tour program offers a range of options for individuals and groups of various types. Our School Tours are available for students in K-12 schools (public or private) from anywhere in the US. Guided Group Tours can be arranged for groups of 10 to 60 guests, and may include box lunches or a seated lunch in Eleven, the Museum’s restaurant.
Audio Tours of the Museum’s permanent collection galleries and select temporary exhibitions are available through the Museum’s free app, which can be downloaded to your Apple or Android device; or you may check out a device with the app pre-loaded from Guest Services in the main lobby at no cost. In addition, a selection of themed, self-guided tour brochures is available in the main lobby.
Drop-in Tours are one-hour guided tours offered daily and led by a trained volunteer Tour Guide. Drop-in Tours are free and no registration is required to participate, just meet your Tour Guide at the designated location about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Several different themed tours are available to choose from, ranging from highlights of Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection to temporary exhibition tours, architectural tours, and seasonal outdoor Trail Experiences.
Architecture Tour MON + THUR + SAT + SUN » 4pm
Big Picture Tour SAT+ FRI » 11:15am
Collection Highlights MON + THUR » 11:30am
Collection Highlights MON + THUR + SAT » 2:30pm
Frames Tour WED » 4:30pm
Family Tour SAT » 1pm
Sculpture Tour FRI » 4pm
The Art of American Dance Tour MON + WED + FRI » 1pm
Women in Art WED + FRI + SUN » 2:30pm
Download the app for free to your own Android or Apple Device and let our audio tour guide you through the galleries. Several tours are available, including four tour options for the permanent galleries, an architecture tour, and tours of current temporary exhibitions. Each of the stops on the tours includes a high-resolution image, full label copy, and audio or video clips featuring curators, preparators, or conservators. The Crystal Bridges app is sponsored by Cox Communication.
Outdoor Audio Tour
This free app for Apple and Android devices offers interactive trail maps, art and plant guides, and audio-tour information about many of the fascinating features of Crystal Bridges’ grounds. Users may select favorite features to create a personalized tour, and upload and share photos of their own discoveries on the Crystal Bridges trails!
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a variety of tours to engage your students and connect to classroom practice. Read the descriptions below and select the tour that works best for your student and classroom needs.