Visiting with a Group

The Birmingham Museum of Art offers free guided and self-guided tours of its collections and special exhibitions for youth and adults. Guided tours are led by Museum Teaching Fellows, specially trained college students from Birmingham area colleges and universities.

Guided Tours

Hour-long guided tours are available throughout the week:

  • Group tours for up to 20 are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Group tours for up to 30 are available on Wednesdays
  • Group tours for up to 60 are available on Fridays

Self-Guided Tours

Want direction but rather explore the galleries with your group on your own? We have created a wide array of print and digital activities to maximize your visit at the Museum.

  • These tours can accommodate up to 120 on any open Museum day

Please note that tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance, and we ask for 24 hours notice for any cancellations.
For questions or assistance with scheduling, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at (205) 254-2571.

School Tours

Large groups on Fridays at 10:30am and 12:30pm; Small Groups on Wednesdays at 9:30 and 11:30am.

Single Class groups on Tuesdays at 10am, Thursdays at 10am.

Single Class Tour (Up to 15)
Grades: K - 12

1 - 15

Group School Tour (up to 30)
Grades: K - 12

1 - 30

Group School Tour (20 to 60)
Grades: K - 12

20 - 60

Adult Tours

Adult groups on Tuesdays at 10am, Thursdays at 10am, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

Adult Tour (Up to 20)

1 - 20

Self-Guided Tours

Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm


We have developed teacher-led gallery experiences, scavenger hunts, and bingo cards to guide you through the galleries in different ways. Be sure to also check out our digital smartguide with behind-the-scenes video and audio. Group registration is required for groups over 15 people.

Are you an educator? Visit our Learning Resources page, which includes our Culture Bridge: eLearning Across Asia teacher resource website, as well as our Culture Case check out program. For questions or to build your personalized BMA self-guided experience, email [email protected].


Self Guided Tour (up to 120)
Grades: Adult or K-12

1 - 120

Important Information on Parking, Arrival, and Museum Policies

See our Guide!