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Walk-in tours are public tours offered free with admission on Thursdays at 6:30 pm, Fridays at noon, Saturdays at noon, and Sundays at 1 pm. Tours feature CMA current exhibitions, and highlights from CMA’s permanent collection. Tours leave from the Museum Lobby. Check the calendar for daily topics.
Guide By Cell Self-Guided Tours
Use your cell phone to learn more about works of art, artists, and more. With this interactive, user-friendly tool, visitors enhance their museum experiences by using their cell phone to learn more about the works they are seeing and the artists who created them. With Guide by Cell, museum visitors dial a phone number and then select the code that appears next to the artwork to learn more about the piece. Visitors may stay on the same call throughout their visit and the only charges incurred are their cell phone minutes, and any roaming charges.
Guided adult group tours of our permanent collections and special exhibitions can be arranged for groups of ten adults or more. We also provide tours for people with disabilities. Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 10:00 am and are 50 minutes in length. The cost is $4 per person plus the price of admission. Arrangements must be made six weeks in advance. Please call 614-629-0359 to book your tour or for more information.
School Tours & Field Trips
A wide array of tours is available for preK-12 student audiences. Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 10 am and last 50 minutes. There is a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 60 students per 50-minute tour. Please see our current list of available tours.
Sparking Imaginations Tours
Sparking Imaginations is a tour designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and their caregivers. This hour-long program provides an expressive outlet and a forum for dialogue. This special program is made possible through a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio and AWARE, the Alzheimer’s Women’s Association to Reach and Engage. Learn more about the program by downloading the Sparking Imaginations Brochure. Tours are typically held the last Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM. To guarantee a place on the tour, please register by calling 614.629.0359. Group tours are also available.
Sparking Imaginations is made possible thanks to the generosity of Abbott.
Franklin County Courthouse Self-Guided Tours
See ten striking, contemporary works of art on display in public spaces at the Franklin County Courthouse and Dorian Commons. Download and print our Franklin County Courthouse Self-Guided Tour sheet for details and Guide-By-Cell information.
For more information or to schedule a tour call 614.629.0359.