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

Find information on scheduling tours here.

If you’re ready to find a date and schedule a tour, contact .

Tours for the Visually Impaired

For individuals of all ages with visual impairment

Maximum group: 4 people

Tours for the Visually Impaired are designed to allow engagement with the art through both touch and audio descriptions. You will spend thirty minutes having a tactile experience using objects from the Museum Education’s Study Collection, and then spend thirty minutes in the galleries listening to a detailed audio description of works of art.

Cost: $5 per person

Connections Tours

For adults with memory loss

Maximum group: 8 plus caregivers

By reservation only, schedule 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

Tours are one hour in length.

Adults with memory loss issues like dementia and Alzheimer’s and their caregivers engage with the art, the docent and others in respectful conversation.

Suggested themes include:

  • The Five Senses: Art is a feast for all our senses.
  • A Sense of Place: A look at the places we live and love.
  • The Stories of Us: How art tells stories about our lives.
  • America the Beautiful: Art about our country, its people and its history.
  • Ways of Seeing: How artists look at the world in different ways.

Cost: $5 per person