Crystal Bridges is open to the public, with timed tickets and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows. Learn more.
Crystal Bridges is open to the public, with timed tickets and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows. Learn more.

Crystal Bridges group tours are suspended to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19

Guided Tours for Groups

Guided Tours must be coordinated with the Group Tours Department a minimum of 14 days in advance. To secure a date that works for your group, we encourage you to schedule as far in advance as possible. 

Private, guided Group Tours are offered daily to groups having a minimum of 10 guests and a maximum of 60 guests. Private Group Tours are not available on Tuesdays when the museum is closed.

Meal Options For Guided Group Tours

A minimum of 14 days’ notice is required to schedule pre-set meals. A final count for the number of meals is required 14 days prior to the scheduled event so we can properly accommodate your group with delicious meals.

Boxed Lunches
  • In Bellows and Cassatt meeting rooms
  • 30 minimum to 60 maximum
  • $15 per person (plus tax)
Pre-set Lunch
  • In Eleven at Crystal Bridges
  • 10 minimum to 40 maximum
  • $16.50 per person (plus tax)
Pre-set Dinner
    • In Eleven at Crystal Bridges
  • Please contact the Group Tour Department for more information.

College Group Tour

If you are a college or university student group, and would like to schedule either a self-guided or guided visit, please complete the following form.

Self-Guided Tour

Self-Guided Tours are available any time the museum is open. We ask groups of 10 or more to schedule your self-guided tour in advance. A Group Tours Associate will streamline your arrival and check-in. 

Arrivals & Delays

Tour Groups should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour/meal time. If your group arrives earlier than scheduled, one of our attendants will help you connect with a member of the Group Tours staff. 
In the event of a travel delay, groups should contact Crystal Bridges to inform the Group Tour staff as soon as possible. Crystal Bridges cannot guarantee Tour Guide availability for groups arriving 15 minutes or more after their scheduled tour time.

Directions & Parking

If traveling by motor coach, bus, or van (vehicles with a seating capacity greater than 15), please inform your driver to drop guests off at the main entrance. After all guests have disembarked the motor coach, the driver will need to park at Orchards Park, which is located directly across NE J Street from the museum entrance. The walk to the museum from Orchards Park, via our beautiful trails, is approximately 10 minutes.

If traveling by cars, simply park in the upper or lower parking areas located adjacent to the museum. If these lots are filled, you may park in the Additional Parking lot near NE J Street. There is a regular shuttle service between this lot and the main entrance to the museum. The parking garage offers accessible parking on the lower level.


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is committed to making the galleries and grounds accessible for all visitors. Please note that our efforts to make our website, programs, and museum more accessible are ongoing. A number of on-site accommodations are offered for guests with disabilities in order to assure an enjoyable and engaging experience at the museum. View a list of amenities available. If you have questions, please contact us.

Cancellation Policy

14 days’ notice is required to cancel a tour.