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A group of visitors on a tour in one of the museum's galleries.

Public Tours

Free for members or with Museum admission
Public Tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; 6 p.m. on Fridays; 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays. A Public Family Tour is offered on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

Please see the events calendar for details on upcoming public tours.

School Tours

School Group Tours at the Portland Art Museum are free for K-12 students and $2.50 for college students, and available by reservation only. Tours of Museum collections and special exhibitions for kindergarten through college students are designed to meet the needs of different age groups, curricula, and interests.

Group Tours

Adult groups of 12 or more qualify. The group rate for Museum admission is $16 per person. Adult Group Tour reservations must be made two weeks in advance; full payment must be received ten days prior to visit. No refunds or exchanges. To make a reservation, contact

Picture This: Tours for Visitors who are Blind or Partially-Sighted

Free for members and aides; $3 Museum admission fee for non-members. Guide dogs are welcome.
The Portland Art Museum offers small, docent-led tours for visitors who are blind or partially-sighted on the third Thursday of each month at from 1:30–3 p.m. (Please note there are no tours in August or December.) The tours feature extended verbal descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, and offer tactile examples when possible. For more information or to arrange a special group tour, please call 503-276-4290 and leave a message; a staff member will return your call. Please see the events calendar for details on upcoming tours.