Visitors in plaza

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

Free daily tours

Tours are every day at 12:30 and 3:30 PM, last 45 minutes, and are free and open to everyone. Joining is easy, just meet our Gallery Guides at the Information Desk in the Lobby. No reservations are necessary.

Group tours

We welcome groups up to 30 people. Please fill out the Tour Request at least one month in advance to allow us to create a tour just for you.

Self-guided group tours

Please share your group’s plans by filling out the Tour Request. Self-guided groups of fewer than 20 people do not need to register. We will send tips to help you plan for your visit, and notify you of any museum updates.

Student chaperones

To help keep students and art safe, chaperones should plan to accompany student groups at all times. We encourage everyone to model active listening, and teachers and chaperones are responsible for their students’ behavior. We ask for:

  • Grades Pre K–2: 1 adult per 5 students
  • Grades 3–6: 1 adult per 10 students
  • Grades 7–12: 1 adult per 15 students

Group Tour request form

Group contact