A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
Planning a visit to Crystal Bridges this fall? Use this guide to learn what’s on and what to expect this season.
We have something for all types of learners. From educator resources to family activities to scholars, find what speaks to you and engage with us.
Check out our lineup of art classes for kids ages 5 to 13.
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Crystal Bridges members receive year-round perks, invitations to member-only events, travel opportunities, and more!
Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
Looking for a way to get more involved with your museum?
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is recruiting volunteer tour guides to offer tours and facilitated experiences of the museum’s art, architecture, and nature!
Guides play an incredibly important role in fulfilling the museum’s mission and helping our visitors make personal, lasting connections with Crystal Bridges. Taking this responsibility into consideration, guides are asked to attend additional training that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. All guides are expected to uphold the museum’s commitment to being an antiracist institution and actively educate themselves on the best ways to engage with a diverse audience.
We are currently recruiting guides with the plan to interview potential candidates in late fall of 2021 and begin initial training in early 2022 with guides offering tours and experiences for guests by spring of 2022.
You can learn more about the tours and cart experiences offered by guides here.
Here’s what one of our current guides has to say about the program:
“When the museum’s guests recall Crystal Bridges, I want them to remember the people they meet, including me, as fondly as the wonderful things they see. There is so much in it for me, too. As a guide I enjoy having fascinating discussions with guests from a multitude of backgrounds and places. Through those conversations and our training I get to a deeper, more rounded, personal understanding of our incredible art and architecture. Plus, hey, it’s a place for me to express some of my respectful enthusiasm with every interaction. Guiding is a treat to myself, and I intend it as a memorable gift to our guests as well.” – Bill Correll
We are looking for guides who:
As a guide, you will:
Ready to learn more? Come to one of our info sessions! Check out the session schedule and reserve your spot here.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about becoming a guide, please reach out to Guide Programs staff via email at email@example.com.