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Group tour scheduling

Please schedule at least three weeks in advance. Tour bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are two ways to schedule a free docent-led tour:

  1. Use our online request form.
  2. Contact the Museum’s Education Department by phone at 205.254.2964.

You will receive a response to your tour request within 5 business days.  Tours are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation letter by email.

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Tours for students by grade level

Click on a tour below for a description. Related Alabama Courses of Study objectives are coming soon!

Looking for an introduction to art, the Museum, and/or its collections? We recommend Color My World for students in grades K-8, and Discovering the BMA for students in grades 9-12.

Looking for a highly interactive and engaging experience for large groups? We recommend our brand new tour Museum Quest for grades 1-12!

What is the educational value of field trips? Click here to read about how taking students to an art museum improves critical thinking skills and more.

Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Studio add-on options for all tours

The Museum offers hands-on art lessons for students. Book a studio option when you schedule a tour, and discover how art comes alive in the hands of your students. Each hands-on component adds approximately one hour to the tour. Studio options are available September through May, and are limited to a maximum group size of 60 students.