Tours and Group Visits for Adults

Docent Tours

Join us for a museum tour led by an experienced Danforth Art Docent. Learn about highlights from our compelling changing exhibitions featuring the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as remarkable works from the Permanent Collection at Danforth Art, focusing on American Art from the 18th century to present day. Exhibitions change seasonally, so there is always something new to view with your group! Learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions here.

Public Tours: Every Sunday \ 2pm

Join our knowledgeable and friendly Danforth Art Docents to explore special exhibitions and our permanent collection in discussion-based tours. Free for Danforth Art members, or with museum admission.

Public & New Member Welcome Tour: Second Sunday \ 2pm

Danforth Art invites its members to join us on our public tour every Second Sunday of the month as an opportunity to get to know fellow members of our art-minded community and to learn about current exhibitions. Free for Danforth Art members, or with museum admission.

To Schedule a Guided Tour for Your Group

Groups of six or more are welcome to schedule a guided tour of current exhibitions. Tours can be scheduled weekdays 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and during regular museum hours on the weekends.  Special requests can be accommodated.  Complete a Tour Registration Form and send to the Tour Coordinator at . For questions or information call 508.620.0050 x43. Tours must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

»College and Adult Tour Registration Form (PDF)

For groups of six or more planning to visit Danforth Art on a self-guided basis, please contact the Tour Coordinator at or 508.620.0050 x43 to reserve a date.

The Language of Art Guided Tour

Classes from adult English language learning programs are invited to Danforth Art to participate in an interactive, discussion-based tour that focuses on language and vocabulary development. Working with a Danforth Art educator, teachers will receive pre-visit vocabulary words to help students prepare for their visit.

Please contact us at if you would like to collaborate in creating a special program for your students.  Extended Thursday evening hours are available for Language of Art tours.

Fees for All Adult Guide Tours

Adults, $11; Seniors, $9, Students, $8; Children, $6; Danforth Art Members, $6. Fee includes museum admission. Most tours last one hour, and can accommodate 6 to 45 persons for any one-hour time slot.

On the day of your tour a Danforth Art Docent will meet your party at the entrance and facilitate your museum visit, with attention given to any special needs. Danforth Art is handicapped accessible.

For information about School Group Tours, click here.

For information about Studio Art Workshops for Homeschoolers, click here.

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