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Group Tours and Class Trips

Bring your group to the Block Museum for a free gallery tour or to visit our permanent collection. We are happy to work with you to plan a visit that meets your group's needs and interests. Request a self-guided or guided tour of our exhibitions. All tours are free, however, appointments are required for all visits by groups of 10 people or more.


Visits to view our permanent collection

If you are interested in viewing our permanent collection, appointments are arranged through our Eloise W. Martin Study Center. Click here for information and to make an appointment. 


Self-guided tours of Block exhibition

Groups are more than welcome to visit the museum on their own for self-guided tours. We ask that you make an appointment for groups of 10 people or more. To best accommodate your group, we request a minimum of three weeks’ notice. Please fill out the tour request form, below.


Guided tours of Block exhibitions

Groups are also welcome to make a request for docent-led tours. We require a minimum of three weeks’ notice for all guided tours.

All guided tours are led by Northwestern student docents. Our docents come from a wide range of academic backgrounds including Art History, Psychology, Journalism, science, and math. On guided tours, our docents provide information about the work on view and also facilitate open discussion. 

Please fill out the tour request form, below. A minimum of two weeks’ notice from your desired tour date is required for all tour requests.


We are currently at capacity for tours in March 2019, now accepting tour request for April 2019 on.

 Please note that we request a minimum of three weeks’ notice for any tour request.

We also cannot accommodate groups larger than 50 persons at one time.