The Taubman Museum of Art provides free general admission to the galleries. Adult groups of any size may tour throughout the day, self-guided, at no charge. The use of the stools for a self-guided group can be arranged for a one-time fee of $15 payable upon arrival or ahead of time. Please call 540.204.4110 for arranging to meet any other special needs for your adult group.
Adult Group Tours
We offer adult tours for community groups, retirement communities, conventions, and other interested groups of ten or more people. These docent-led tours are $8 per person. To arrange an adult tour, please contact Hillary Hardison at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.
We offer docent-led tours for college groups of ten or more people. Tours are $5 per student. Pay $15 per student and your customized specialty tour depending on requested focus which might include a meeting with senior staff, a curator or exhibition designer who will also speak about behind-the-scenes, exhibition design, education interpretation and/or architecture.
To arrange a college tour or to discuss special tour experiences tailored to your specific course, please contact Hillary Hardison at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.
The Taubman Museum of Art is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, to offer docent-led discussions of our exhibitions and permanent collections for those affected by memory loss. Each hour-long tour is designed to provide a welcoming space to talk about the artworks on view with a small group.
Tours are offered on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:00pm. Contact Sharon Celsor-Hughes, Creative Arts Director for Alzheimer’s Association CWVC, to register for an upcoming program at 434.973.6122 or shughes[at]alz[dot]org.
Fusion tours are free. Advance registration required.
An engaging and interactive tour that shows how the arts can hone communication skills, increase team building, and call on critical thinking skills. Come see for yourself why medical professionals and police officers alike choose to build confidence in their observation skills in an art museum. These guided and interactive tours are $8 per person. To arrange an arts integration tour for your team, business, or organization, please contact Hillary Hardison, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.
Have you ever wondered how the Taubman Museum of Art came to be? Who designed this one-of-a-kind building? Curious what the view from the 3rd floor balcony looks like? Here's your chance to find out! Architecture tours are available for groups of ten or more for $5 per person, and are led by a museum staff member. To arrange an architecture tour, please contact Hillary Hardison at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.
Behind-the-Scenes & Museum Careers
Behind-the-scenes tours give an exclusive opportunity undergraduate and graduate students to understand the workings of a fine art museum. Tours will include access to special spaces not traditionally available to the public. These staff-led tours are available to university groups of ten or more and are $5 per person. To arrange a behind-the-scenes tour, please contact Hillary Hardison at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.