Bring your class for a guided or self-guided tour of LACMA’s collection!
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To accommodate the high demand for school tours, we award guided tour placement through a lottery system. Beginning Monday, July 17 at 9 am, LACMA will be accepting school tour reservations for tours taking place from September 18, 2023 to February 9, 2024. To enter the lottery, teachers need to complete this form by 9 am on Monday, July 31. Teachers will be notified if they are selected by 5 pm on Friday, August 18.
Reservations for visits taking place after February 9 will open in November 2023.
During the tour, trained art docents guide students in active looking and discussion, focusing on a selection of five to seven works currently on view. The tours include grade-appropriate activities and questions that encourage close-looking, conversation, and personal connections. A limited number of funded buses are available, and buses can be requested through the lottery form.
Please note that after-school, camp, or scout groups are not eligible for guided tours at this time.
The Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation Docent School Program at LACMA is made possible by the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.
The LACMA Docent Council Free Bus Program is supported by the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
Bring your K–12 students, after school, camp, or scout groups for a self-guided tour of LACMA’s collection! A limited number of groups can be accommodated each day. LACMA requires at least one adult for every 10 students. Chaperones must remain with their group of 10 students at all times. Email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance to reserve.
Beginning in October 2022, professors can arrange a docent-led tour of LACMA's collection for their class. Guided tours can take place after 12 pm on weekdays and after 10 am on weekends; tour groups are capped at 20 students, and will include the exploration of one exhibition of the professor's choosing, led by a trained LACMA docent.
Reservations for docent-led tours must be arranged at least three weeks in advance, and are subject to docent availability. Email email@example.com to make tour arrangements. College students working toward a degree receive complimentary admission for a docent-led tour when accompanied by their instructor.
Bring your university group for a self-guided tour of LACMA’s collection!
College students working toward a degree receive complimentary admission for a self-guided visit when accompanied by their instructor or visiting with a recognized college club or organization. A limited number of groups can be accommodated each day.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance to reserve. If reservations are not made in advance, students and professors will be charged the appropriate general admission fee.