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The Education Department creates tours to help visitors of all ages discover and explore the visual arts. All educational opportunities strive to challenge the visitor to engage in a learning experience, utilizing critical thinking and object-based education. Our goal is to provide a positive museum visit for everyone. Our tour method uses questions to engage student understandings and curriculum connections. Trained volunteer guides (Docents) facilitate guided group tours for all ages.

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Adult Groups
One-hour tours are designed to engage visitors through conversation and close looking. For more information regarding onsite or virtual experieinces contact:

K-12 School Groups
School Tours last two hours and are scheduled Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Schools visiting with 30 students or more are split into smaller groups of 12 students with a guide each. Please have the groups divided up before entering the museum. A maximum of 60 students can visit at one time. For K-12 groups, one chaperone per ten students is required and are admitted free of charge. Each additional chaperone costs $6 per person. For more information regarding onsite or virtual experiences contact:

University | College Tours
Guided tours and virtual experiences can connect to your class curriculum. Contact the to discuss your specific class needs.

Adult Group Tours
We offer one- to two-hour group tours for adults. Tours are designed to engage visitors. A minimum of 10 people are required to book a group tour. Please request the galleries/exhibitions that you are most interested in visiting. Please allow extra time for your group to walk around the museum on their own. For more information regarding onsite or virtual experieinces contact:

Self-guided Tours
Self-guided tours are welcome but groups are required to make a reservation. Tour Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 – 4:00; Sunday 12:00 – 4:00. Closed Mondays and University Holidays Please note that the galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.

Tour Cost

  • University of Miami Groups: FREE
  • Other College Groups: $6 per student
  • K-12 Groups: $6 per student
  • Adult Group Tours: $10 per person
  • Individual Tour Costs: Adults - $12.50 Seniors - $8.00 Children over the age of 12 - $8.00 Children 12 and under - Free Veterans and military personnel - Free

Tour Length
Tours last one-two hours, unless otherwise noted.

Group Size
Groups of ten or more may be accommodated. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups. Guides will lead groups through the museum, with a focus on four to five galleries. If you are booking a tour and would like to request specific galleries please advise the person who is booking the tour. Chaperones One adult chaperone for every ten students is required. These chaperones are admitted at no charge. Additional chaperones are charged $6 each. Lunch The Lowe Art Museum has a patio where groups can picnic, and the museum is within short walking distance of the University of Miami Student Center food court.

Contact: Hope Torrents, 305.284.8049 or Jodi Sypher Curator of Education 305.284.3621 with any questions.