In-person tours are not being offered at this time due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns. Virtual tours of the permanent collection are being offered for adult audiences. Self-guided visits are allowed but are limited to 20 students. The NCMA will continue to create and share content on NCMALearn and offer virtual tour experiences for grades K-12. Currently we are not leading public tours or scheduling guided tours. 

Let Us Be Your Guide

Currently we are not leading public tours or scheduling guided tours. 

Want to explore the Museum or Park with friends, family, or colleagues and a trained volunteer guide? Talk with each other about art, artists, and the creative process in a one-hour tour of the permanent collection, a special exhibition, or the Museum Park.

Every work of art has its own story. Guided tours encourage learners to uncover these stories through shared looking, discussion, and experiences. Select a theme that relates to the North Carolina curriculum, or choose a highlights tour for your group. On most themed tours, you can expect to consider four to eight works of art and participate in gallery activities that invite closer looking and discussion. The Museum’s volunteer guides look forward to creating an engaging and enjoyable visit for your students. At this time we are not scheduling guided tours. Youth groups may self-schedule a visit by reserving free tickets, with no further action required. See details under “Book a Self-Guided Visit.”