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Important notice: Until further notice, we are not accepting requests for tours (docent-led or self-guided). Because your wellbeing is our top priority, new visitor protocols are in place based on guidelines from the city’s Department of Health, the CDC and other state and regional authorities.

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Explore Together

The Saint Louis Art Museum welcomes groups to explore the collection and exhibitions. Groups of 10 or more must schedule a visit at least 4 weeks in advance. There is no charge for tours of the collection. Group visits to the main exhibition are available for a fee and offer unique benefits.

K-University Student Tours

Tours encourage close looking, critical thinking, and discussion and can be tailored to your curriculum and focus upon specific areas of our collection or a broader theme or topic of your choosing. The Museum’s educators are available for consultation to help customize your visit.

Community Adult Groups

We welcome community groups and organizations. Docent-led tours can be customized for all ages and interests. Additional options include self-guided tours.

Accessible Tours

We are committed to providing access for all visitors who are interested in learning and exploring the Museum as a group. Learn more about accessibility or contact us today about a group tour.

Group Arrivals

Group Entrance

Scheduled groups arriving by bus or oversize passenger van are asked to enter the Museum through the South Building doors located near The Farrell Auditorium. All other Museum visitors should enter through the Main Building entrance. Unscheduled groups should enter through the Main Building entrance and sign in at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall.

Bus Parking

Forest Park policy states that bus drivers planning to wait while their passengers are visiting the Museum must obtain a parking permit from the Parks Office at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit at a cost of $5. Bus parking is only allowed in the lots designated below. Additional information about the required permit can be found here or by calling the Parks Office at 314.289.5330. Any buses parking in an unauthorized lot and/or not using a permit may be issued a summons by the park ranger or park police.