Group Visits

Self-Guided Visits

Self-Guided group tours are available during regular museum hours:
Tuesday-Thursday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday |10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday| 10a.m.- 5p.m.

Sunday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

To schedule your visit, please call (504) 658-4100 or email

Discounted rates for adult groups of 10 people or more with advance reservations are as follows:

Adults | $10.00
Seniors (65 and older) & Military| $8.00
Students and faculty with college ID | $6.00
Children (ages 7-12) | $6.00
Children (6 and under) | FREE

Teenagers (ages 13 – 19)| FREE with TEEN PASS, courtesy of The Helis Foundation

Docent-Guided Adult Tours

Docent-Guided tours are available during regular museum hours for groups of 10 or more visitors. Tours must be requested with at least 2 weeks advance notice, but availability is not guaranteed.

Please contact call (504) 658-4100 or email for more information.

Public Museum Highlights Tours
Wednesdays and Fridays | 11 a.m.

Sundays | 2 p.m.

Meet at the front desk in the Great Hall for these docent-guided tours. No preregistration is necessary but please call ahead to make sure the tour is still available.

Audio-Guided Tours

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features a cell-phone audio guided tour available to all visitors. Please inquire at the entrance to the Sculpture Garden for more information and an itinerary.

School Tours

More information on scheduling a K-12 school visit can be found here.