Take a Tour
Tacoma Art Museum offers four types of tours to accommodate your specific needs.
Guided and self-guided tours are available by reservation for groups and must be reserved a minimum of three weeks in advance. Tours last about 45 minutes. Museum docents (tour guides) are specifically trained to provide an enriching and in-depth exploration of the exhibitions and the museum.
New this year: Add an art-making workshop to your tour!
TAM tour workshops allow groups to explore artistic techniques inspired by TAM’s exhibitions. Learn more about artistic processes, work with a professional teaching artist, and take home a work of art to remember your group’s visit to TAM. Workshops are an hour long and include all supplies.
Several audio tours, including the Chihuly Glass Walking Tour throughout downtown Tacoma, are accessible on your phone via the STQRY app.
Teachers and students are invited to explore Tacoma Art Museum on either a guided or self-guided tour. Tours are designed for PreK-12 students and corresponding curriculum and handbooks are available online for free. We ask that school tours be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
TAM’s free Art After School program provides youth with new ways to connect to art and their community! Youth participating in local community-based organizations will engage in dynamic conversations about contemporary social issues sparked by encounters with original works of art in TAM’s galleries. Experience includes a hands-on activity designed to inspire creative self-expression!
Would you like to share your passion for art with others? Join our docent program.