Adult wearing colorful face covering sitting in the museum galleries with child on lap and young person standing near by

Photo: Bryan Conley

Group Visits

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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.


Type of Visit 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

The prices above include one-day general admission to the museums. 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.


Choose your guided experience.

Holiday Tour

Celebrate winter with this special holiday tour! See the Hall of Architecture filled with towering evergreens, each adorned with handcrafted ornaments. The trees flank the museum’s exquisite 18th-century Neapolitan presepio, or Nativity scene, and together form a cherished Pittsburgh holiday tradition. Handcrafted between 1700 and 1830, the presepio is filled with lifelike figures and colorful details that re-create the Nativity within a vibrant and detailed panorama of 18th-century Italian village life. Visit the Scaife Galleries and discuss each artwork that served as inspiration for the ornaments of the Carnegie Trees.

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