Our outstanding Collection includes more than 5,000 artworks. We offer year-round opportunities to explore the treasures that live right here in Kalamazoo. No matter what your age or interest, the KIA has something on display that will be of interest to you and your group. We offer tours for all ages — book a tour with us today!


  • Guided Tours: PreK-12 tours are free.
  • College tours are $4 with student ID.
  • Adult tours are $9.
  • Self-guided groups pay only admission, but are asked to schedule their visit ahead of time.


Minimum group size is 4 people, maximum is 60 people at a time.


Please schedule your tour 3-4 weeks in advance. Please note that the KIA is open at 11 am. If your group wants to come in before 11 am, there is an additional fee to cover gallery staff.

School Tours

Museum Tours for Schools and Homeschool Groups

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

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Tour FAQs

The cost of your tour depends on the age group.

Pre-K-12 tours are free. There is an additional fee if your school group chooses to do an ArtLab – please view the School Tours page for more information.

College tours are $4 per student

Adult tours are $9 per person.

Connections Tours and Tours for the Visually Impaired are free with admission ($5).

Unless every person in your adult group is a member or if every person on the tour is paying individually, we charge the full $9 per person.

Absolutely! We love to welcome families to the KIA. For cost, we charge family tours by age group — PreK-12, College, and Adult.

Yes, please! We understand that some teachers want to bring their students and follow a specific plan. Please let us know that you are coming and how many students you are bringing so that we can ensure that there is no overlap with another school group. Please note that self-guided tours must enter during regular museum hours. Depending on the size of your group, we may also ask that you bring additional chaperones for a self-guided school group.

Please schedule your guided tour a minimum of three to four weeks in advance.

The KIA is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 am to 5 pm. If your school group wants to come in before 11 am, there is an additional fee to cover gallery staff.

Yes! Please join us every Sunday at 1:30 pm for a public tour that is free with admission.

Yes! You can arrange to pull up to 15 prints for $25. 3-D objects and painting are not able to be included. The KIA’s registrar must approve all works you suggest; if a piece is not available, the registrar will suggest a similar work. Please reach out to our Museum Education team if you would like to discuss this possibility.

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.