Visitors in plaza


Art can be a jumping off point into a whole world of expression and ideas. Each Hirshhorn tour is a conversation, rather than a lecture, and is led by enthusiastic Gallery Guides who are also artists and educators. Expect to encounter surprising new connections between you and the art and artists of our time. 



Hirshhorn Eye (Hi for short) is a revolutionary in-gallery art guide that uses image recognition to scan art as you go, instantly unlocking exclusive artist videos and insider info. Connect with contemporary art like never before. Visit on your personal device during your visit for a self-guided experience.

Hirshhorn Kids’ Self-Guides

Visit the welcome desk to pick up an interactive kids’ guide for Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge or Put it This Way: (Re)Visoning of the Hirshhorn Collection.

Self-Guide One with Eternity with your school group

We look forward to welcoming your school group in our galleries! There are a limited number of student group reservations for One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection. Advance registration is required and subject to availability.

If you are an educator and would like more information on a self-guided group visit, please submit a request through this form. For student groups, we require the following adult to student ratios:

  • Grades PreK–2: one adult per 5 students.
  • Grades 3–5: one adult per 10 students.
  • Grades 6–12: one adult per 15 students.

Request Group Tour

    Fill in your preferred dates(s) and time(s) at least one month in advance. Tours are offered during museum opening hours pending Gallery Guide availability.