At the KIA, we offer tours tailored to each age group. Each experience is inspired by the current exhibition and/or permanent collection.

(During COVID-19, the maximum group size is 20. We look forward to welcoming large groups soon!)

Grades PreK-12

Early Learner Tours (max. group size 30)

Adult & College

Our active schedule of changing exhibitions means groups have a new experience with each visit.

Accessible Tours

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is accessible. Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Additional Tours

Sunday Public Tours

Sunday Public Tours are currently on pause out of the interest of the safety of our community. We look forward to holding tours again soon!

Self-Guided Groups

Please schedule your visit in advance to avoid conflicts with other groups.

Pre K-12 school groups are free. Regular museum admission applies to adult and college groups.

School and Home Groups

Qualifying Kalamazoo County K-8 school groups pay only $25 for busing costs with a Transportation Rebate through KRESA EFA.

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Tours are scheduled 3-4 weeks in advance, and are conducted during our opening hours. Tours with an ArtLab may begin at 10 am and last 2 hours. Galleries are closed Mondays.

Group Tour FAQs

  • Enjoy a fun, low-cost social activity!
  • Get to know your art museum and its treasures on a new level.
  • Interact and engage with real works of art.
  • Enrich many areas of school curriculum.
  • Art is for everyone! Touch Art Tours for visitors with low vision and Connections Tours for adults with memory loss are available.

Schedule guided or self-guided visits 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

K-12 tours are free. College tours are $4 with student ID. Adult tours are $9.

Minimum: 10

Maximum: 60

1 adult per 10 students please.

Tuesdays – Fridays, 11 am to 5 pm.

School tours with hands-on projects: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am to 12 pm

1 hour unless otherwise specified.

The KIA is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs available upon request.