Discover the museum with the help of our trained tour guides. Free one-hour public tours are offered daily. Topics range from special exhibitions to treasures of Mia’s permanent collection. Feel free to join the tours at any point, and stay as long as you like.
Bring your class to Mia! Whether your tour is guided or self guided please place an online request to assure availability for your group. School Groups may request a free guided or self-guided tour online.
Private, guided tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions are available for groups of 10 or more. Pick from one of our most popular topics, or together we can create a tour topic of your very own. For permanent collection and special topic tours, call the Tour Office: (612) 870-3140. A tour of 15 people maximum per guide will be charged a fee of $125. For a special exhibition tour, call the Ticketing Office: (612) 870-3000. Special exhibition admission fees vary by exhibition.
Participate in lively discussions of works of art related to popular books, facilitated by a museum guide.
NEW in September! Free public tours on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
August | One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
September | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
October | Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
November | What I Loved: a Novel by Siri Hustvedt
December | Rez Life by David Treuer
Participate in exciting, youth-centered discussions of works of art related to popular books. These free one-hour tours are facilitated by museum guides. Starting June 3, tours begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Friday.
(Books readily available in public libraries.)
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Nourish your creativity, spirit, and imagination at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Tempt your artistic taste buds with visual delights from throughout time and around the globe. Learn the fascinating stories of these objects, the artists, and the emotions they evoke.
Mia, home to one of the finest encyclopedic art collections in the country, houses more than 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history. Let us create the tasting menu. We’ll serve up experiences you’ve never had in an art museum—and make you hungry for more!
For more information and to reserve this experience, call the tour office: (612) 870-3140.
For printable information about this tour: Experiential Tour (pdf)
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(808) MIA-ARTS (642-2787) (Toll Free)
Tickets: (612) 870-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org