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Group Tours

a tour group at the museum

Explore more at the museum.

Bring a class or group to The Block Museum for a free gallery tour or a visit to our permanent collection.

Groups are welcome to make a request for free, docent-led tours. We are happy to work with you to plan a visit that meets your group's needs and interests. All tours are free, however, appointments are required for all visits by groups of 10 people or more. We require a minimum of three weeks’ notice for all guided tours.

Drop in, public tours are also available and are listed on our Events Calendar.

All guided tours are led by Northwestern student docents. Our docents come from a wide range of academic backgrounds including art history, psychology, journalism, science, and math. On guided tours, our docents provide information about the work on view and also facilitate open discussion. 

The Block has reached capacity for guided tours of Caravans of Gold, and will not offer private tours until the opening of our next exhibition, Pop América 1965-1975, in September. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to visit us in the fall! If you are interested in visiting The Block with a larger group (10 or more) after the opening of Pop América 1965–1975 on September 21, please proceed to the Tour Request form below.

tour request form

  • Please note that we request a minimum of three weeks’ notice for any tour request.
  • We cannot accommodate groups larger than 50 persons at one time.

Groups are more than welcome to visit the museum on their own for self-guided tours. We ask that you make an appointment for groups of 10 people or more. To best accommodate your group, we request a minimum of two weeks’ notice. 

Visits to view our permanent collection

If you are interested in viewing our permanent collection, appointments are arranged through our Eloise W. Martin Study Center. Learn more and make an appointment.