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Experience the Museum with family, friends, and colleagues by scheduling a private, custom tour with a Docent. Tours last about one hour and you can choose from a variety of topics. While admission to the Museum is free, the following rates apply to private tours and additional fees may apply for tours of special exhibitions.

No. of Visitors Rate
5 - 20 $100
21 - 40 $200
41 - 60 $300

Larger groups can be accommodated on a similar rate schedule. To arrange for an adult group tour, fill out the form below. 

School-aged groups can find more information and request forms here.

Interested in becoming a Docent? Click here to learn more.

Pen to Palette Tour

Pen to Palette is a collaboration between the Toledo Museum of Art and local libraries and private book clubs to integrate intriguing books with the TMA collection. Pen to Palette can bring books alive in new ways through examination of objects referenced, studies of period art, even explorations of cultures featured in the book being read. Docents provide your group with hour-long tours that connect to your book group’s reading. This program is offered year round.

For public libraries, this tour is free.

For private book clubs there is a Docent fee. See the rates listed above.

Registration and pre-planning are required.

Self-Guided Group Visits

Your group is welcome to explore the Toledo Museum of Art independently without a docent; however, we ask that you submit a tour request form so we can best prepare for your visit. 

Chartered Bus Groups

The Toledo Museum of Art welcomes chartered or travel bus groups to tour independently without a docent. We ask that you submit a tour request form so we can best prepare for your visit. Additional information and bus parking for chartered bus groups can be found below.

Note: This is only a request and does not guarantee a tour at the requested time. You will receive an email confirming your visit. We require three weeks’ notice to schedule any tours. There is a $25.00 charge for any tour changes or tour cancellations (this does not include weather-related cancellations).

Please provide the maximum number of participants expected (no ranges).
Number of Participants
If you would like to include a glass experience as part of your visit, please select the appropriate option below.
For groups interested in catering at the Museum, please select the second option below and someone from the Museum will contact you to discuss our services.
Please indicate the time you'd prefer to eat. The Museum Café hours and menu can be found here
If you chose Pen to Palette as your tour topic, please specify the book title here. If you have no comments, please type N/A.
Must be at least three weeks from today's date. Reminder, the Museum is closed on all Mondays, Tuesdays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.