Adult Group Visits

695-gallery-talk-E0124131Guided tours are available for groups of 10 – 50 adults. These tours last 30 or 50 minutes. Tour dates and times are based on Docent and gallery availability. Permanent collection tours cost $7 per person.

Guided tours of select Special Exhibitions may be arranged for groups of 10 or more. The cost for a guided tour is 7$ per person plus the cost of tickets.

Walk In highlights tours are offered for groups of less than 10 at 1 pm and 3 pm Monday through Wednesday. 1 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm on Thursday and Friday. And 11 am and 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, please contact our Groups Sales Department at 804.340.1575 or email us at groupsales@vmfa.museum.

Reservations: Request your group visit online, by phone at 804.340.1575, or by email at groupsales@vmfa.museum. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill all tour requests as exceptions apply around holidays and tour dates and times are based on Docent and gallery availability.

Request a Group Visit or Tour

Please note: One tour guide is scheduled for every 25 adults, based on the gallery. It is important that you finalize the number in your group two weeks prior to your tour so that we can accurately schedule tour guides. Should your final group number exceed the maximum allowed per tour guide scheduled, your tour may default to a self-directed visit. 

Scavenger Hunts

Our Scavenger Hunts offer engaging and educational ways for groups to see the art in our permanent galleries. Several themes allow groups of 4 to 20 — with smaller teams of two to five people — to cover multiple galleries or stay in one gallery. These fun activities conclude with a mini-award ceremony, where everyone receives a prize. This entertainment will have your group laughing while bonding over your shared experiences!

Reservations: Request your group visit online, by phone at 804.340.1575, or by email at groupsales@vmfa.museum.

Lunch

Group luncheons in the Marble Hall are available for groups of 20 or more. Group menu only. Please provide us with your guaranteed guest count at least two weeks prior to your visit and your lunch selections at least three weeks prior. We will invoice you for this minimum number and prepayment must be made at least one week prior to your visit.

For more information, please fill out a Group Visit Form or contact Group Sales at 804.340.1575 or groupsales@vmfa.museum.

Your group may also enjoy lunch at either of VMFA’s two dining establishments: Best Café, which is first-come, first-served, or Amuse Restaurant, which requires reservations. Phone 804.340.1580 for reservations at Amuse.

Parking

Bus parking is available at the back of the parking deck. Car parking is $5 per day for nonmembers and free for members. For more information, visit Directions + Parking and Campus Map.

Self-Directed Visits

Self-directed group visits of VMFA’s permanent collection are free and available Mon – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm; Thu and Fri until 9 pm. Special exhibitions will be discounted for groups of 10 or more.

Reservations: Request your group visit online, by phone at 804.340.1575, or by email at groupsales@vmfa.museum. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill all tour requests as tour dates and times are based on Docent and gallery availability.