Plan a Visit

STUDENT/YOUTH GROUPS: GUIDED TOURS

Scheduling Information

Tour dates, times, and themes are subject to availability.

All reservations must be finalized at least three weeks prior to the date of the tour.

Docent-guided tours last approximately one hour, unless otherwise noted.

10–60 students per hour; one chaperone with every 10 students.

To schedule, contact the tour programs coordinator at 817-332-8451, ext. 249, or e-mail education@kimbellmuseum.org. Identify at least three preferred tour dates in advance to save time when scheduling.

General Collections

European
Interactive discussions will address paintings and sculpture representing the major movements of western art history from the Renaissance to the middle of the 20th century.

Asian
Selected works produced in a wide range of media highlight artistic traditions from Asian countries such as India, Nepal, China, Korea, and Japan.
Group limit = 20 students

Precolumbian & African
Rulers, heroes, gods, and ancestors are among the major themes addressed during in-depth tours focusing on sculpture from Africa and Central and South America.
Group limit = 20 students

World Languages
Students of Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and other world languages will enjoy connections with the histories and traditions of related artists and cultures.
Group limit = 30 students

Inside/Outside Sculpture
Experience art in three dimensions with a tour of the Kimbell’s sculpture collection and learn how artists modeled, carved, or cast their works in clay, marble, wood, or metal.

Museum Architecture

In-depth tours explore architectural considerations such as structure, siting, materials, and the use of natural light. For 60 minutes, focus on either the Louis Kahn Building (1972) or the Renzo Piano Pavilion (2013); 75-minute tours visit both Kimbell buildings.

Permanent collection topics for grades 3–6

Shape, Line, and Color
Explore visual elements in both paintings and sculpture to learn about how artists communicate ideas in art.

To Tell a Story
Lights, canvas, action! Discover how artists tell stories through gesture, expression, setting, and intriguing details.

The Five Senses
How do artists encourage us to imagine sounds, smells, tastes, and textures? Investigate how we experience artworks through all five senses.

Permanent collection topics for grades 7–12

Portrait Encounters
Examine portraits throughout history and look for important clues about individual interests, personalities, and how the sitters wished to be seen by others.

Classical Myth in Art
Travel back to the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome to see gods and mortals battle for life, love, and victory.
Group limit = 30 students

Permanent collection topics for grades 9–12

European History Through Art
Connect European masterpieces with major historic events and movements spanning from the early Renaissance through the mid-20th century.

World Cultures
Artworks from around the globe and across time guide our exploration of cultural traditions and essential human values.

Special exhibitions tours for grades 3–12

Special exhibition admission is waived for school groups (grades 3–12) that schedule docent-guided tours at these times: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.; Wednesdays–Thursdays, 9 and 10 a.m.; and Fridays, 10 and 11 a.m. Click here for current and upcoming special exhibitions.

All self-guided groups must schedule in advance to avoid overcrowding. Tour dates, times, and subjects are subject to availability. 10–100 student per hour; 1 chaperone for every 10 students

To purchase discounted group special exhibition tickets, please contact the group sales department at 817-332-8451, ext. 229, or email group_sales@kimbellmuseum.org.



SELF-GUIDED VISITS (K–12)

General Information

All self-guided groups must schedule in advance to avoid overcrowding. Tour dates, times, and subjects are subject to availability. 10–100 student per hour; 1 chaperone for every 10 students

Group Discounts for Special Exhibitions

To purchase discounted group special exhibition tickets, please contact the group sales department at 817-332-8451, ext. 229, or email group_sales@kimbellmuseum.org.

UNIVERSITY GROUPS

Guided Tours

All docent-guided tours last one hour. Tour dates, times, and subjects are subject to availability. 10–60 tour participants per hour

We are working to implement online forms for requesting tours; in the meantime, please contact the tour programs coordinator at 817-332-8451, ext. 249, or email education@kimbellmuseum.org.

Docent-Guided Permanent

Docent-Guided Architecture Collection

Docent-Guided Special Exhibition (limited availability)

Self-Guided Visits

All self-guided groups must schedule in advance to avoid overcrowding. Tour dates, times, and subjects are subject to availability. 10–100 tour participants per hour

To purchase discounted group special exhibition tickets, please contact the group sales department at 817-332-8451, ext. 229, or email group_sales@kimbellmuseum.org.

Self-Guided Permanent

Self-Guided Architecture Collection

Self-Guided Special Exhibition

ADULT GROUPS

Guided Tours

All docent-guided tours last one hour. Tour dates, times, and subjects are subject to availability. 10–60 tour participants per hour

We are working to implement online forms for requesting tours; in the meantime, please contact the tour programs coordinator at 817-332-8451, ext. 249, or email education@kimbellmuseum.org.

Docent-Guided Permanent

Docent-Guided Architecture Collection

Docent-Guided Special Exhibition (afternoons only; limited availability)

Self-Guided Visits

All self-guided groups must schedule in advance to avoid overcrowding. Tour dates, times, and subjects are subject to availability. 10–100 tour participants per hour

To purchase discounted group special exhibition tickets, please contact the group sales department at 817-332-8451, ext. 229, or email group_sales@kimbellmuseum.org.

Self-Guided Permanent

Self-Guided Architecture Collection

Self-Guided Special Exhibition

TIPS FOR GROUPS

Requesting a Group Tour

For more information or to schedule a tour, call the tour programs coordinator, at least three weeks in advance, at 817-332-8451, ext. 249.

Cancellations and Changes

Please contact the tour programs coordinator at 817-332-8451, ext. 249, with any cancellations or changes to a reservation.

Group Sizes

Docent-led tours may accommodate 10–60 students and up to 6 chaperones per hour. Larger groups may request additional tours at different times.

Self-guided group tour reservations permit 20–100 people per hour. Larger groups may request additional tours at different times.

Tour Types

Groups may choose to take free self-guided tours or free docent-led tours focusing on the Kimbell's permanent collection or on architecture.

Both self-guided and docent-led tours of special exhibitions are also available on Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays. For groups of 20 or more, the special-exhibition ticket prices are as follows: free for members; $16 for adults; $14 for students and seniors; and $12 for children 6–11.

Lecturing by self-guided group guest lecturers is not permitted in special exhibitions (except during occasional Museum programs). Special permission must be obtained in advance to lecture in the permanent collection. Please contact the tour programs coordinator at 817-332-8451, ext. 249.

Random-access Acoustiguide audio tours are also available. Please reserve them in advance.

Museum Guidelines

For the Museum's policies regarding photography, bags, and more, please click here.

Lunch

The Museum does not have inside lunchroom facilities for visiting school groups. Students may eat their lunches outside under the John Peter Smith oak tree at the center of the Darnell Street parking lot. Please do not transport food through the Museum; school groups are responsible for disposing of their trash.