Group Visits

Explore our permanent collection or a special exhibition on a guided group visit led by one of our friendly and experienced docents, or on your own with a self-guided group visit. These tours are for adult groups with at least 10 people and can be tailored to meet the interests and needs of your group. The museum also offers group visit and programming designed for visitors with special needs. For students and teachers, please see group visits for schools to register.

Tour Fees

60 Minutes 90 Minutes 120 Minutes
Guided: Adult $15 $17 $19
Guided: Adult 65 and over $11 $13 $15
Self-Guided: Adult $15 $15 $15
Self-Guided: Adult 65 and over $11 $11 $11

One complimentary admission for groups of 10–20 people. Two complimentary admissions for groups of 21+ people.

Personal care aides receive free admission. Admission to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is included in the fee.

Tour Topics

20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art Exhibition Tour

Founded in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in championing the works of artists of African descent. In a unique institutional collaboration, CMOA and the Studio Museum present a group exhibition with works by 40 artists, 20 from each of the collections. Responding to a tumultuous and deeply divided moment in our nation’s history, the curators have mined these collections to offer a metaphoric picture of America today. Spanning nearly 100 years—from 1920s photographs by James VanDerZee to recent works by Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Collier Schorr—20/20 provides a critical opportunity to prompt conversations about the necessity of art during times of social and political transformation. Learn more about the exhibition.

Tour time: 60 minute tours

Holiday Tours

December 11, 2017–January 7, 2018

See the Hall of Architecture in a whole new light amidst 6 towering trees, each adorned with handcrafted ornaments that celebrate beloved children’s characters. Explore 18th-century Italian village life up close and personal in the lifelike figures and colorful details of our renowned Neapolitan Presepio. See how great artists depict winter in transcendent paintings from our collection.

Tour time: 60 minutes

Carnegie Museum of Art Highlights

Discover painting, sculpture, and decorative objects by some of the world’s most fascinating artists in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s renowned collection. Learn about their styles, subjects, and moments in time, while uncovering the meaning these works hold for you.

Tour time: 60 or 90 minute tours

Classical Ideal: Exploring Ancient Greece & Rome

Carnegie Museum of Art’s distinctive Hall of Architecture houses a unique cast collection of famous monuments and sculptures from antiquity. The visit concludes with classically inspired artwork from later centuries to reveal the enduring quality of classicism throughout time.

Tour time: 60 minutes

Carnegie Sampler: Introduction to the Art and Natural History Collections

If you’re not sure what you want to see first, then this is the tour for you! This overview of great art and fascinating natural history collections will acquaint you with Pittsburgh’s premier cultural institution.

Tour time: 90 minutes, 45 minutes in each museum

Reserve Your Visit

To reserve a group visit, please…

Contact Group Visits at least four weeks prior to your intended visit date. Be ready with the following information:

  • Select date preferences and alternatives
  • Choose a tour topic
  • Choose arrival and departure times
  • Detail group size and grade level
  • Detail any special needs requests

You will receive confirmation and payment information by email. Final attendance numbers and payment are due one week in advance of your scheduled visit. A $15 late fee will apply to all payments received after this deadline.


Reserve Your Visit

Questions? Call the Group Visits Coordinator at (412) 622-3289 or email