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 Drop-in Tours

Exceptional docent-guided gallery tours every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Tours are included with admission; no advanced reservations are required.

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.