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School Tours

Big Changes on the Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Campus

Sculptures are being moved. Construction fencing is going up. And big changes are afoot. We’ve begun renovation of the Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus, an ambitious project that will bring a unified, one-campus feel to this 19-acre expanse of urban green space. To get updates on the campus’ transformation, visit the walkerart.org/campus.

As a result of changes in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, only Walker Art Center gallery tours will be on offer until Summer 2017. For more information about tours and education excursions, please call 612.375.7609.

School Tours

The Walker Art Center connects the ideas and artwork of today’s artists to contemporary classroom curricula through thematic school tours and hands-on art lab activities. Guided school tours for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 focus on the Walker’s collection, special exhibitions, museum architecture, or the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Tours for all levels are tailored to the needs of individual groups and generally last 45 minutes to one hour.

Looking for ways to spark creativity? Try an artist-led, hands-on activity in the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab. Students roll up their sleeves and experiment with media, techniques, and concepts of contemporary art in projects linked to their gallery experience.

Scheduled Self-Guided Visits

Interested in visiting the Walker with a group, but prefer to explore the galleries or the Walker building on your own? Schedule a self-guided visit during regular museum hours and receive discounted gallery admission for groups of 10 or more. Self-guided visits are limited to 60 people in the galleries. Capacity is subject to change at the discretion of the tour scheduler.

How to Schedule Your Group Tour or Self-Guided Visit

Group tours must be booked at least four weeks in advance. Self-guided group visits must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Scheduling is based on availability, so it is helpful to have several options for your preferred dates and times when making a reservation. Please read the guidelines before submitting a Tour Form.

Tour Prices

Payment by check or credit card is accepted. No refunds will be given for fewer participants or cancellations. Please refer to the guidelines to calculate tour price.

Tour Guidelines & Visitor Information (PDFs)

Walker Tour Programs are sponsored by United Health Foundation. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.