Tours & Group Visits

Group Visits

Adult Tours

Book a tour for your group to explore the collection and special exhibitions with a BMA docent. Tours last one hour and can be tailored to your interests. Group Tours are $10 per person. Reservations are required six weeks prior to visit. A full, non-refundable payment must be received two weeks before the day of the visit.

View tour topics and book by completing our tour request form.

School Tours

Spark curiosity and critical thinking in a class visit to the BMA. Schedule an engaging tour led by trained docents. We welcome students from pre-K to university and tailor tours for every level. Museum admission is free and we request a suggested donation of $2 per student to support our educational mission. Find out more and schedule a tour.

Partnerships

The BMA is proud to have longstanding partnerships with Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Self Guided Tours

Lead your own group tour of the Museum. Self-Guided Tours are free and available for school groups and adult groups. Self-Guided Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance by completing either our school tour request form or adult tour request form. More information on Self-Guided Tours for school groups is available here. Leaders of self-guided groups may lecture in the galleries, but BMA tours have priority over the objects and the spaces.

Interactive Gallery Workshops

Work with an educator to customize an interactive workshop that supports your professional goals. Workshops may range from 90 minutes to 3 hours and can encompass a series of visits. Learn more about these dynamic, fee-based workshops for university, professional, and community groups.


Public Tours

Public tours are free, open to all, and don't require a reservation. Please join us for an engaging conversation that looks at art with a fresh perspective. A trained docent or BMA curator will guide your experience.

Learn more about art on view in a free guided tour with a trained BMA educator. See upcoming tour topics. All tours start in the East Lobby unless noted.

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Wednesdays, 2pm · 60 minutes.

Learn about current exhibitions or works in the collection.

First Friday Curatorial Tour

First Friday of most months, 2pm · 60 minutes.

Explore a feature exhibition or aspect of the collection in depth with a BMA curator.

BMA Highlights Tour

Saturdays, noon · 45 minutes.

Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection.

Sunday Shorts

Sundays, 2:30pm · 30 minutes.

Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery.


Audio Tours

Enrich your experience with fresh perspectives on art. We have audio tours available on a variety of subjects, many of which are available to download from iTunesU. Bring your own smartphone or device, or borrow a complimentary device at the Welcome Desk. Available in English only. Assisted listening devices are available.

Go Mobile

Go Mobile is a multimedia tour featuring audio tracks with artists, curators, local personalities, and makers, plus images and original videos. Best for the American, Contemporary, African, and Asian art galleries, plus the Imagining Home exhibition.

Countless Stories

The Highlights Audio Tour features artworks from across the collection with a focus on the Modern and European Art galleries. Hear art-inspired stories and poems by celebrated Baltimore writers Laura Lippman, Michael Kimball, and others.

Artful Stories: A Family Tour

Narrated by Matisse’s dog, Raoudi, and his friends, the Family Audio Tour is the perfect way to explore art with your kids.

Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour

Explore the BMA’s lush sculpture gardens with former Director Doreen Bolger, Conservator Ann Boulton, sculptor Mark di Suvero, and BMA Trustee Peggy Heller. Call 443-573-1822 or download from iTunes.