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Group Tours

a tour group at the museum

Explore more at the museum.

Bring a class or group to The Block Museum for a free gallery tour or a visit to our permanent collection.

Groups are welcome to make a request for free, docent-led tours. We are happy to work with you to plan a visit that meets your group's needs and interests. All tours are free, however, appointments are required for all visits by groups of 10 people or more. We require a minimum of three weeks’ notice for all guided tours.

Drop in, public tours are also available and are listed on our Events Calendar.

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. 

We are currently accepting our final round of tour reservations for Caravans of Gold. We have limited availability to provide facilitated experiences from May 1st through the first week of June. While the exhibition remains open through July 21st, our docents will be leaving campus for their summer opportunities after the first week of June. Please reach out if you are interested in scheduling a tour in the above time window. Thank you for your understanding, and your continued support of our undergraduate docent program!

tour request form

  • Please note that we request a minimum of three weeks’ notice for any tour request.
  • We cannot accommodate groups larger than 50 persons at one time.

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 two weeks’ notice. 

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. Learn more and make an appointment.