Community Groups

 
 

MCASD tours are available to community groups serving of children, teens, or adults. To schedule a tour, visit the Booking a MCASD Tour Experience page.


Look/Explore Tours

A Look/Explore Tour is an hour-long, student-centered dialogue in which students gain a greater understanding of the works on view through visual inquiry and in-gallery activities. Gallery Educators facilitate lively conversations on a select number of artworks, site-specific installations, or the architecture of the Museum to allow students to deeply engage with the works discussed. Look/ Explore Tours must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and any applicable fees must be paid in full a minimum of one-week prior to the tour.

Available: Between 11 AM – 4 PM Thursday through Tuesday

Group Size: Maximum group size of 45 people per group; 1 adult chaperone required per every 15 participants.*

Cost: Community groups should call the Education Department for pricing details.


ArtLab Workshops

ArtLab Workshops build on the Look/Explore Tour with an additional hour of hands-on art making experience in which students further explore process and materials. ArtLab Workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to work with Gallery Educators on a project inspired by works on view. ArtLab Workshops must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and any applicable fees must be paid in full a minimum of one-week prior to the workshop.

Available: Between 11 AM – 4 PM Mondays and Fridays

Group Size: Maximum group size of 45 people per group; 1 adult chaperone required per every 15 participants.

Cost: Community groups should call the Education Department for pricing details.


Focus Tour

Focus Tour is a one-hour, dialogue-based tour for adults focused on one of the Museum’s special exhibitions. Focus Tours must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and be paid in full a minimum of one-week prior to the tour.

Available: Between 11 AM – 4 PM Thursday through Tuesday

Group Size: Maximum group size of 45 people per group*

Cost: Community groups should call the Education Department for pricing details


Self-Guided Tours & Teaching in the Galleries

Self-Guided Tours give Community Group educators the ability to use the Museum galleries as an extended classroom. Self-Guided tours muse be scheduled at least 2-weeks in advance to guarantee access for your group. Educators that book Self-Guided Tours are encouraged to attend an Educator First Look Tour, a tour designed to provide information about the exhibition in support of your upcoming visit.

Available: Between 11 AM – 4 PM Thursday through Tuesday

Group Size: Maximum group size of 45 people per group; 1 chaperone required per every 15 participants*

Cost: Community groups should call the Education Department for pricing details

* If your group has more than 45 participants, please contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x318. Please note that the museum reserves the right to adjust the maximum group size and/or break your group into smaller groups based on the nature of our exhibitions.