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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. While the tours are free, we extend a pay-what-you-wish donation opportunity to participants to support the museum.

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.

Which tour topics can I choose from?
We offer a variety of tour topics. Click here to view or current offerings.

When do virtual tours happen?
Virtual tours take place between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, beginning on October 15, 2020. The last tour each day will begin no later than 2:00 pm.

What happens when I book my group tour?
Once the virtual tour is booked, the requestor will receive a tour confirmation that includes a Zoom link for the tour to be shared with the group. The guide will contact the requestor within 1-2 weeks of the tour if this was requested on the form.

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.