Planning a Museum Visit

Self-Guided Adult Tours

Self-Guided group tours are available during regular Museum hours (Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.). You must have 10 or more people in your group to qualify for group rates. Please book your group in advance to ensure your discounted admission.

To book your visit, please call (504) 658-4128.
Discounted rates for adult groups of 10 people are more with advance reservations are as follows:

Adults: $8
Seniors (65 and older): $6
Students and faculty with college ID: $6
Active Military with ID: $6
Children (ages 7-17): $4
Children (6 and under): FREE

Docent-Guided Tours for Adults

Docent-Guided tours for adult groups of 10 or more visitors can be booked by special request with 2 weeks advance notice. Due to a limited number of volunteer docents, availability is not always guaranteed, although we will always do our best to accommodate your request. Please call the Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement at (504) 658-4128 for more information.

Smaller groups (under 10 people) may wish to consider taking advantage of NOMA’s regularly scheduled public tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, which are held daily Tuesday – Sunday at 1 p.m. No preregistration is necessary, but please call ahead to make sure the tour is still available.



The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features a smart phone audio tour available to all visitors for use on their own device. Please inquire at the entrance to the Sculpture Garden for more information and directions for accessing the tour.

Several select mobile tours are available for use on individual smart phones. Please follow directions on the kiosk or ask a visitor service attendant at the Front Desk for assistance in accessing these tours.