Visit Tours and Groups

See more, together.

See and learn more with a variety of tours and group opportunities. Explore the options below to make the most of your next visit.

See more, together.


tours and groups


Our interactive, daily tours offer a unique glimpse into the art, artists, and history you will discover in the galleries of Phoenix Art Museum. Led by Museum Docents, our tours provide added dimension to your art experience.

Wednesday – Sunday

  • 11:30 am | 60-minute Highlights Tour
  • 12:30 pm | 30-minute Special Exhibition Tour
  • 1:30 pm | 60-minute Highlights Tour

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays (every Wednesday from 3-9 pm)

  • 6 pm | 30-minute Highlights Tour
  • 7 pm | 30-minute Special Exhibition Tour

PhxArt AfterHours (select Fridays from 5-9 pm)

  • 6 pm | 30-minute Highlights Tour
  • 7 pm | 30-minute Special Exhibition Tour
Docent tours are free with Museum admission. The Highlights Tour gives a closer look at works representative of the Museum’s broad collection and may include works on loan. The Special Exhibition Tour offers a close look at works in current special-engagement exhibitions.

Interested in a more personal and unique art experience for your adult, family, or college group? Private, guided tours pair your group with a knowledgeable Museum Docent for a customizable one-hour experience focusing on our exhibitions or specific works or genres from our collection.

For groups of 10 or more, we invite you to book a group excursion, family celebration, college visit and more, with options to enjoy private dining and shopping experiences. Reservations are required and must be made at least four weeks in advance, pending availability. Submit your information below.


  • Customizable tour led by a Museum Docent
  • Designated group coordinator to help plan your experience
  • Special souvenir options and shopping experiences at The Museum Store
  • Group dining and catering options at Palette Restaurant
  • Membership discounts available to guests in your party who purchase during the group visit
  • Complimentary admission for your group leader and bus driver (some restrictions may apply)
  • Admission discounts for self-guided groups only (does not include Docent tour)

We are excited to offer in-person and virtual art presentations for both community-serving institutions and private groups of 10 adults or more. Led by a Phoenix Art Museum Docent, these image-based presentations explore various themes related to the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 artworks from around the world, creating opportunities for meaningful peer interaction and engagement.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Presentations run up to one hour long and can be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Virtual and in-person presentations are offered for a flat fee of $45.
  • Virtual presentations are primarily presented through Zoom. Accommodations on other video platforms may be made upon request.

Reservations are required and must be made at least four weeks in advance, pending availability. Submit your information below.

frequently asked questions

How do I make a group reservation?

To schedule a visit for a group of 10 or more, or for more information, contact us at 602.307.2090 or Your group may choose a Docent-guided tour or a self-guided tour.

How much does admission cost?

Admission prices flex based on special exhibitions on view or gallery closures (when we are working on something new for you to experience). All exhibitions are included with general admission.

Click here for current admission pricing and information on voluntary-donation times.

Are audio/media guides available?

The Museum does not presently provide audio-guide listening devices for individuals or groups. However, certain artworks in our collection may feature additional resources, including audio recordings, videos, extended descriptions, and more, available on our website.

Will I receive confirmation of our group order?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation via email once your reservation has been officially booked. Reservations are not guaranteed until you have received confirmation from the Group Sales Office.

What if our group has less than 10 people on arrival?

If you have booked a Docent-guided tour, you will be asked to purchase seven tickets regardless of the number of people who have arrived. Self-guided groups with less than 10 members will no longer qualify for a discounted group rate and will need to pay full admission.

Renting a bus

Need a phoenix charter bus to accommodate your group to the Phoenix Art Museum. Rely on National Charter Bus and Phoenix Charter Bus Company to get your group here safely and efficiently. CharterUP is another provider in the area that can streamline your trip to the museum. Contact them at 623-283-2674.

Is there a group rate?

If you are planning a self-guided visit, you will receive a discounted group rate ($3 off general admission pricing) for adults and seniors (65+ years) on the day of your visit. Group visits with a Docent-guided tour are not eligible for discounted admission.

Can we have a tour guide?

Docent-guided tours are available with at least four-weeks notice prior to the desired date of visit, pending availability. The tours are approximately one hour in length.

Do I need a confirmed number of attendees when booking our reservation?

No, you may give an estimate of attendees when booking your group visit. Please update us at least 48 hours in advance if the number of attendees significantly increases or decreases.

How does our group check in?

On the day of your visit, you will need to check in at the guest services desk in the Museum’s main entrance, located in Greenbaum Lobby, to make a single payment for all group members and receive your tickets. All members of the group must self-identify that they are part of a group reservation to ensure they receive the correct tickets.

Does the Museum offer dining options?

After more than a decade of partnership and dedicated service to every Museum visitor who has passed through our doors, Phoenix Art Museum has announced that Palette Restaurant has closed permanently to the public.

PhxArt is currently working with a community partner to bring a new restaurant experience to our visitors, art lovers, and foodies of the Valley, which will open this fall. Details on the new establishment will be announced in the coming months.

While the PhxArt restaurant is closed, we encourage guests to visit our neighbors for food and beverage services:
  • ArtBar + Bistro at the Phoenix Theatre Company LEARN MORE
  • Forno 301: Northeast corner of Central and McDowell at the Muse LEARN MORE
  • Mifan: Northeast corner of Central and McDowell at the Muse LEARN MORE
  • Basilic Vietnamese Kitchen: South of the Museum at 101 E. McDowell Rd. LEARN MORE
  • Giant Coffee: South of the Museum at 1437 N. 1st St. LEARN MORE

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