Rated the number one Toledo attraction on TripAdvisor, the Toledo Museum of Art has a wealth of “bucket list” sights and experiences that are a perfect fit for a larger itinerary or a quick stop on the way to your next destination. From ancient Egyptian artifacts to paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Picasso, the Museum’s 30,000-strong art collection ranks among the finest in the U.S. And as the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement, it keeps this heritage alive with daily glassblowing demonstrations that show the magic—and mystery—behind this beautiful art form, and gives visitors an opportunity to experience glassblowing firsthand with private sessions. The best part? Admission is FREE.
School tours can find more information and request forms here.
Museum Itinerary Ideas
Whether you’d like to spend an afternoon or stop by on the way to your next destination, your group can explore as independently as they wish or enhance the experience with these options:
1. Schedule a guided tour of the Museum’s collection or special exhibitions led by a trained docent.
2. Dine at the Museum Café, order a catered lunch in a private room, or take boxed lunches to eat on the road.
3. Watch a glassblowing demonstration or schedule the group to participate in a hands-on glassblowing experience.
The Toledo Museum of Art store features a diverse and delightful selection of unique merchandise and specialty gifts travelers will be thrilled to bring home. Locally-made, handblown glass art starting at just $10 is available, as well as fine art books and supplies, apparel, educational children’s toys, prints and postcards derived from the Museum’s works of art, jewelry and design objects. To experience the store online visit TMAstore.org.
How To Book Your Group’s Visit
Booking your group tour at the Toledo Museum of Art is easy. Visit www.toledomuseum.org/visit/grouptours/booking to fill out a request form and, if you need further assistance, a Museum staff member will contact you. We ask that all tour groups planning to visit the Museum submit a request form so we can best prepare for your arrival. This includes self-guided groups as well as groups requesting a docent-led tour.
How We Can Help
The Toledo Museum of Art is happy to supply digital photos, fact sheets and brochures to help you market your itinerary.
For questions or itinerary ideas, contact:
Education and Engagement Coordinator
Toledo Museum of Art
419-255-8000 ext. 7406
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43620
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
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