Private, Corporate & School Groups

We'll customize programs to meet your group's needs to create inclusive and accessible art experiences. To schedule a tour, please email your request form to [email protected] or call 843.722.2706 x237.


Guided Group Tours for Adults

$15 per person*; Seniors: $13 per person*

Guided tours with a Museum Docent are available to groups of 10 or more. These discussion-based tours inspire dialogue about the works on view.


Curator-Led Tours

$20 per person*

Curator-led adult tours give your group the opportunity to explore our permanent collection or a special exhibition for groups of 10 or more. Subject to availability.


Self-Guided Group Tours

Adults and Seniors: $10 per person*; Student (PreK – college) school groups: $5 per student*; Title I school groups are free

All groups—from PreK–12, and college to adult groups—are invited to explore the Museum's exhibitions on their own, or with an outside educator. Self-guided tours have a 10-person minimum and must take place during the Museum's public hours. There is no time limit for self-guided groups, and participants may remain in the Museum, or re-enter after the conclusion of their tour.


One Hour Public Tours

Free with paid admission

Tuesday and Friday at 12:30pm, Wednesday at 6pm, and Thursday, Friday, and Second Sundays at 2:30pm
Designed for the walk-in visitor, this one-hour tour led by a Museum Docent, curator, or special guest highlights important artists and works from our permanent collection and special exhibitions. No advance registration is required. Check our online calendar for tour topics.

*Special exhibition rates may apply. Please inquire for details at [email protected].

Guided Group Tours for Students

We invite all school groups to experience the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Guided tours of the collection include a hands-on studio activity if time permits. Choose from a list of interactive & interdisciplinary themes to meet your needs.


Schedule A Tour

To schedule a tour, please email your request to [email protected] or call 843.722.2706 x237. Reservations are contingent upon availability, and tours are not scheduled until confirmed via telephone or email. Please have the following information available when booking:

  • Your name and the name of your organization/school
  • Contact telephone number (cell or home number if available)
  • Contact email address
  • Type of tour you are requesting
  • Several dates and times you would like to bring your group
  • Age/grade and number of people in your group
  • Number of chaperones
  • Number of buses or full size vans
  • Important thematic/curriculum connections
  • Special needs your group may require


We request that cancellations occur in writing at least three business days before your scheduled visit. Please email your cancellation to [email protected] Please note that refunds will NOT be given for reservations cancelled less than one business day before the scheduled date. Groups will be responsible for their minimum tour fee if they are a no show, or cancel less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour time. Please be prompt. Groups more than 30 minutes late will forfeit their time slot.


You may pay for your tour by cash, check, money order, or credit card. Tours must be paid for at least three days before the scheduled date. Checks or money orders should be made payable to The Gibbes Museum of Art. Please be sure to write the words “Group Tour” on the check or money order. We’re sorry that we cannot give reimbursements if there are fewer people in your group than initially scheduled.

Lunch Facilities

While we don’t have an indoor lunch space, in warmer weather, groups may reserve our outdoor courtyard for picnics. We invite school groups to store bagged lunches in the classrooms.