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Visitors contributing to a conversation during a tour at NMWA
Visitors contribute to a conversation during a tour at NMWA

NMWA offers a wide array of collection and special exhibition guided tours for adult and school groups.

Thank you for your interest in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, we are not accepting group visit requests at this time. We will update this page as circumstances change.

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Guided tours are available for groups wishing to learn about women artists and the mission of the museum through expertly facilitated conversations led by museum docents. Please note that the last slot for guided tours is from 2–3 p.m. 

The museum can accommodate a variety of groups including college and university classes, families, and work, corporate, or travel groups.

view our tour offerings for Pre-K–12 students

Guided Tours

All tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Tours require reservations and a completed request form.

Tours of NMWA’s collection for adult groups feature selections that give visitors an overview of the contributions of 16th- through 21st-century women artists. These tours last between 45 and 60 minutes and generally focus on one exhibition or the collection, emphasizing discovery, interpretation, and conversation. Guides may adapt tours to fit the interests and needs of each group upon request.

Fees for tours led by museum docents: $6 for members; $10 for seniors/universities; $12 for adults;  free for visitors younger than 18. Admission to the museum is included in the price of the tour.

Self-Guided Groups

For self-guided groups of 8 people or more, please complete a request form in advance to ensure there is space available.

Short introductions are offered throughout the week when guides are available. Please inquire at the information desk located at the museum entrance. These introductions give a brief overview of the museum and last about 10 minutes. For self-guided groups, pick up a pack of free See for Yourself cards at the Information Desk.

Daily Gallery Experiences

Join us for 30-minute “conversation pieces” most days at 2 p.m. These brief experiences spotlight two works on view. Free with museum admission; reservations not required. Check in at the Information Desk to learn more.

National Museum of Women in the Arts