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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is pleased to offer opportunities for your group to tour our museum and its wonderful trails and grounds. Our private, guided Group Tours are led by trained volunteers who are friendly and knowledgeable about all things Crystal Bridges. This is sure to enhance your museum experience!

Private, guided Group Tours  ($10 per guest) 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. To secure a date that works for your group, we encourage you to schedule as far in advance as possible.

Note: Because our guided Group Tour program relies on a cadre of trained volunteers, we are unable to guarantee Guide availability for every date and time requested.

Guided Tours for Groups

Guided Group Tours are very popular. To secure a date that works for your group, we encourage you to schedule as far in advance as possible. Please note that late arrivals (more than 15 minutes late) may not be guaranteed a Guide. Guided Tours must be coordinated with the Group Tours Department a minimum of 14 days in advance.

Guided Tours for groups are offered daily except Tuesdays.

$10 per guest

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Architecture tour

Architecture Tour

Learn more about the architecture of Crystal Bridges. This tour introduces you to the unique architectural features of Moshe Safdie’s design and provides insights into some of the challenges the site posed to engineers.

Visitors on group tour

Collection Highlights Tour

Enjoy a stroll through the permanent collection. This tour visits some of the best-known names in American art. Typical stops might include Gilbert Stuart’s George Washington, Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, and Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter.

The Big Picture tour

The Big Picture Tour

A fun overview of the three basic pillars of the Crystal Bridges experience: art, nature, and architecture. Your group will discuss highlights of the architectural design, meet some of the museum’s most iconic paintings, and explore the natural environment and trails.

Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman-Wilson House

Frank Lloyd Wright House Tour

One-hour tours are offered five days per week (no tours Tuesday or Friday). These are indoor and outdoor experiences led by specially trained volunteer Tour Guides. Guided tours meet in the museum’s south lobby 10 minutes before the start time.

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Interested in other tour opportunities? Contact us to discuss other options.

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
  • $19.00 per person (plus tax)

College Tours

Virtual and on-site tours are available for college and university students as well! These tour curriculums are also catered to older audiences, allowing for collegiate levels of critical thinking about art, history, science, math, and more. If you are a college or university student group, and would like to schedule a tour, please complete one of the following forms.

Register for an on-site College/ University Tour

Register for a virtual College/ University Tour

Self-Guided Tours

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. 

FREE

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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.

Accessibility

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.