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  • Group Tour
    BOOK YOUR GROUP: Exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, and late on Thursdays.

Private Group Tours

Experience the world's best.

Take a tour like no other. Group tours are available for current exhibitions, the Gutenberg Bible, and the Niépce Heliograph.

To schedule a docent-led group tour for 10 or more people, please submit a group tour request or contact us with questions. Private group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and may take place Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on weekends between noon and 5 p.m. It is not possible to accommodate docent-led tours for unscheduled groups, so please alert us to your planned visit.

  • Guidelines
    Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin and allow one hour for your tour. A docent will meet your group in the south atrium of the lobby and begin promptly at your designated tour time. If your group arrives more than 15 minutes after your designated start time, we cannot guarantee a docent-led tour. Cancellations: Contact us at least one week in advance to cancel a tour. The Center can accommodate tour groups up to 30 people. If your group is larger than 30, we will offer logistical suggestions for your visit.

    Remember

    • No food, drink, gum, or pens are allowed in the galleries.
    • Keep a safe distance between you and artifacts, documents, and works of art to avoid accidental contact and damage.
    • Backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas must be checked at the desk in the lobby area near the front entrance.
    • Flash photography is not permitted.

    Parking and Directions
    For details about parking and directions, see the Visit page.

  • Accessibility

    Restrooms

    Public spaces are ADA compliant, including restrooms on public floors. A campus guide to Gender Inclusive restrooms is available.

    Specific Accommodations

    We have one wheelchair available for public use. For American Sign Language or to request specific ADA accommodation, please contact us at least five business days in advance.

Contact

Tour Services
hrctours@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-5901


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