School Tours

Give your students an artful experience. Bring your class to Mia.

Choose from a selection of popular topics for tours of the museum’s permanent collection. Your tour guides will work with you to make connections to your classroom. All school group tours are free, including tours of special exhibitions. Tours last 45-60 minutes and engage your students in close looking and discussion.

Request a Tour

To schedule a guided or a self-guided school tour for your group, choose the appropriate online request form on the Tours page.

Learn more about our current guided tour offerings.

Before Your Visit

Mia is proud to offer social narratives designed for members of the neurodiverse community. You’ll find versions for guided school groups, families, and adults and teens. View the social narratives online or request a print copy at Mia’s Third Avenue entrance.

Learn about the experience of visiting Mia with your group through the videos below. Videos are available in English, Spanish, and Somali, and provide museum guidelines and expectations ahead of your visit.




Self-Guided Groups

If you have a group of 10 or more people (including yourself), please fill out our Self-Guided Group Registration Form or contact our Visitor Experience staff prior to your visit at 612.870.3000 or If your group arrives at the museum without pre-registering, you will need to fill out a self-guided visit form before taking your group into the galleries.

Pre-recorded Tours

Pre-recorded tours provide a way to connect with Mia’s collection. All of the videos invite learners to look closely and respond to questions, and some include drawing prompts to spur the imagination.

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