Family Events

Group Tours

If a public tour does not fit your schedule or group needs, consider scheduling a private group tour. We offer a variety of adult and K-12 tours led by museum docents, and special accommodations can be made for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Tour requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance, are based on schedule availability, and are limited to groups of 5 or more. Each docent tour is tailored to your group’s particular needs and interests. Special accommodations can also be made for the Deaf and hard of hearing. To learn more about group tours please contact Stephanie Blair (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 706.542.4883) or request a tour online. See below for more information for K–12 school groups.


This program is a key component of the museum's statewide service. Adopt-a-Bus is specially targeted to rural schools, many of which have limited resources and would otherwise be unable to visit their state museum of art. The museum welcomes and serves K–12 school groups from near and far with interpretive programs based on its exhibitions and collections and geared to Georgia Performance Standards. Tours are age-appropriate and feature gallery and studio activities. Schools interested in using Adopt-a-Bus for transportation should contact the museum at 706.542.0448.

Through Adopt-a-Bus, you can provide funding for bus transportation to the museum for school groups outside Athens-Clarke County. Your gift of $250 will underwrite one or more bus trips to the Georgia Museum of Art and is entirely tax deductible. The museum will acknowledge your support of Adopt-a-Bus in its quarterly newsletter, Facet. Individuals wishing to donate to the program should contact the museum at 706.542.4662 or donate online by clicking below:

Suggestions for Your Visit

Bus Groups

Groups arriving by bus may be dropped off at the turnaround between the Performing Arts Center and the School of Music, which is located in lot E11 on River Road. Visitors can then walk through the Performing and Visual Arts Complex quad to the front door of the museum. Buses must park past the intramural fields in designated bus parking by the Redcoat Band practice field (see map).

Click here to see UGA's Parking Services map.

Please arrive on time, or call if there are any changes.

The docents are volunteering their time and have made arrangements to be here at the museum to give you a tour. Please help make the most of your visit by arriving promptly.

Stay with the group.

We ask that all chaperones and teachers stay with the group and assist the docent with group management and behavior.

Mind your museum manners.

Please do not touch the works of art. If your group would like to stop by our Museum Shop, please limit the number of persons to five at one time.

Relax and enjoy!

Visiting the museum is an enjoyable experience. Ask questions, make observations, involve yourself in the tour. The museum’s collection and exhibitions are so diverse, there is sure to be something for everyone.

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