Group Visits and Tours

Photograph of a group of visitors in a museum looking at a vast number of paintings on a light blue gallery wall.  

We welcome self-guided group visits and we also offer a variety of guided tours run by our trained staff. To best accommodate requests and ensure that our gallery spaces are available for the time you have in mind, please let us know at least a week in advance of when you would like to come for a self-guided group visit and a month in advance for a guided tour. Guided tours with art activities require advance scheduling and are subject to studio availability in the Art School.

Self-Guided Group Visits

Self-guided groups visits (6 or more people) are welcome at the museum during regular museum hours. Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 am – 5:00 pm.  For groups of 6 or more, please call ahead to reserve a time for your group!

 

To schedule your visit or to request more information, please email: Mary Erickson, Visitor Services Coordinator, at merickson2@framingham.edu or call 508-215-5118.

Guided Tours

Tours are 45 minutes for adults, and 20 minutes long for children. Our guided tours are led by trained staff and focus on our permanent collection and current rotating exhibitions. To schedule your tour please fill out the online form. After we receive your form, we will contact you to confirm your date and time, collect a deposit and send a contract to finalize your tour.

We look forward to seeing you and your group soon!

Guided Tours

Guided Tour for Adults (up to 25 people)
$12 per person which includes admission fee.
$7 per person for members.

Guided Tour and Studio Use for Adults (up to 20 people)
$12 per person which includes admission fee.
$7 per person for members.
Plus $50 for one hour of art studio use.

A 45-minute tour and an hour in one of our studios for your own debriefing or meeting. The studio space is on the third floor in the Danforth Art School. This combination is perfect for teacher meetings or professional development days. This tour does not permit art-making, however you are welcome to enjoy refreshments as part of your meeting.  We request that you carefully clean up the studio before departing.

Photograph of a male teacher in a hat and bright blue shirt around a group of young children. They are standing in a gallery space around four large paintings. The girl in the back center has her hand raised.  
Photograph of three older adults seated in small stools drawing in a gallery room with deep eggplant walls, one wall to the far right is light sage green.  
 

Guided Tours with Art Activity

Guided Tour and Art Activity for Adults (up to 15 people)
$400 flat fee (20% Discount) for non-profit organizations and school groups

A 45-minute tour and an hour in one of our studios for your own debriefing or meeting. The studio space is on the third floor in the Danforth Art School. This combination is perfect for teacher meetings or professional development days. Art School staff will be happy to work with you to design an Art Activity suitable for your group complete with all materials necessary.

Guided Tour and Art Activity for Children (up to 15 children)
$300 flat fee for up to 15 children

A 20-minute tour followed by an hour-long, age-appropriate art activity. Includes art supplies, planned art activity and instructor. Suitable for school-aged children. Art activity will be predesigned to align with works in the permanent collection and will provide a high quality visual art experience.  Please note, activities may fulfill scout badge requirements, but we cannot design projects specific to them.