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In response to Covid-19 restrictions, the Portland Art Museum is temporarily suspending all school, college, and adult group tours. We encourage older students and educators to visit the Museum independently and younger students to visit with their families while these restrictions are in place. Reserve your timed ticket in advance. Refer to the FAQ page for additional information. Enrich your visit with our resources for distance learning and self-guided visits. We look forward to welcoming your group back to the Museum as soon as it is safe to do so!

Find information below related to our regular school and college tour offerings, once they resume.

Gallery Bingo for Self-Guided K-8 School and Family Visits

Students and teacher gathered in front of installation in gallery.
Gresham High School students celebrate their artwork with teacher Hoan Tran in the exhibition Marvels.

Museum to You

Bring docents to your classroom for lively, in-depth arts engagement in advance of a Museum tour.
Limited spaces available. 4 weeks advance notice required. Questions? Please contact for more information.


Students, teachers, and special aides are free with advance registration. Chaperones are free up to a 1:6 adult to student ratio. Additional chaperones will be asked to pay regular admission of $20 per person.

Docent-guided tours engage students using an interactive, conversation-based approach. Docent-guided tours are offered Tuesday through Friday (Docent-Guided Tour Themes) and require a 1:10 adult to student ratio. Students must be at least 5 years old.

Self-guided school tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday. Self-guided groups require a 1:6 adult to student ratio and are not admitted before 10:00 AM.

Homeschool groups are welcome for both self-guided and docent-led tours. Please see the guidelines above. For docent-led tours, we ask homeschool groups to divide the students by age so that each docent can plan age-appropriate activities. In the comments box on the reservation form, please provide a breakdown by grade level (eg., 3 fourth graders, 5 kindergarteners, 3 seventh graders, etc). Also, please let families know that children will be broken up by age group, so siblings may not always be together.

Finally, it important to provide an accurate number of students in the reservation. Please notify the Museum at least two weeks in advance of any changes to the number of tour participants.


College class visits are $2.50 per student with advance registration, or free with the College Creative License.

The College Creative License offers one year of Museum admission and other benefits for $20.

Faculty may purchase College Creative Licenses in bulk by sending students’ first names, last names, email addresses, and zip codes to

After School and Summer Programs

Bring your students to the Art Museum for a self-guided visit Tuesday through Sunday. Students, staff, and chaperones (up to a 1:6 adult to student ratio) are free. Advance registration and a 1:6 adult-to-student ratio required.

For additional information, reservation instructions, driving and parking directions, please refer to our FAQ page.