Guided Tours

Virtual Public Tours

Discover the museum on a virtual tour with the help of our trained tour guides. Look for a new topic exploring Mia’s permanent collection every month. Tours are free, but registration is required. Virtual tours take place on Zoom.
Click here to view upcoming tour topics and times.

Virtual Private Tours

Live, virtual guided tours of the permanent collection are available for groups of 8 to 20. We can custom design a tour for your group on almost any topic. To request a tour, fill out the virtual tour request form. Spring tours are full. We are currently accepting tour requests for mid-June and summer. While the tours are free, we extend a pay-what-you-wish donation opportunity to participants to support the museum. Please review our Virtual Tour Guidelines prior to your tour.

Virtual Book Tours

Book tours are back! Virtual tours, facilitated by Mia guides, will relate works of art to popular books. A new book will be presented each month. Tours are free, but registration is required. This is a virtual tour that will take place over Zoom.  Click here to view upcoming book selections and tour times. While the tours are free, we extend a pay-what-you-wish donation opportunity to participants to support the museum. Please review our Virtual Tour Guidelines.

Self-Guided Tours

For the health and safety of visitors and staff, Mia is not currently able to accommodate self-guided tour groups in the museum. If your group has 10 or more people please plan to attend the museum virtually with some of our online resources. To request a free virtual tour for your group, click here to fill out the tour request form. To learn more about Mia’s learning and teaching resources, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a virtual tour?

 
A virtual tour is a real-time (synchronous) experience facilitated by a Mia tour guide on the Zoom digital platform. We expect participants to have basic familiarity with using Zoom. Your guide will invite you to look closely at artworks and ask open-ended questions to help you make connections and engage in conversation.

How do I request a virtual tour?

 
Click here to access the virtual tour request form where you can select your topic and preferred dates and times. A minimum of six weeks advance notice is needed to schedule virtual tours. Due to their popularity, we have limited remaining availability starting in April and May.

Which tour topics can I choose from?

 
We offer a variety of tour topics. Click here to view our current offerings.

When do virtual tours happen?

 
Virtual tours take place between 10:00AM and 3:00PM, Tuesday through Sunday. The last tour each day will begin no later than 2:00PM.

What happens when I book my group tour?

 
Once the virtual tour is booked, a confirmation will be emailed to the requestor, confirming the scheduled tour date and time. Your assigned tour guide will contact you via email 1-2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date to discuss the tour.
A video call invitation, for either Google Meet or Zoom, (whichever you specified on the tour request form), will be sent one week prior to the tour date. We ask that group leaders share these link details with all participants. Thank you!

What happens on the day of my tour?

 
Tours will start at the appointed time. You will be admitted from the virtual waiting room at the start time.

Do I need to do anything after my tour?

 
To help us gauge the effectiveness of our new virtual tours, we will follow your tour with an evaluation survey and a pay-as-you-wish donation request. We ask the group leader to forward the survey and donation request to those who attended the tour. Your feedback is very important to us as we are committed to refining virtual tours as we learn from our visitors.

Are self-guided tours allowed?

 
For the health and safety of visitors and staff, Mia is not currently able to accommodate self-guided tour groups in the museum. If your group has 10 or more people please plan to attend the museum virtually with some of our online resources. To request a free virtual tour for your group, click here to fill out the tour request form. To learn more about Mia’s learning and teaching resources, click here.

What if I need to cancel my virtual tour?

 
If you need to cancel your tour, email tours@artsmia.org as soon as possible so we may extend the opportunity to another group.