Guided and Self-Guided Tours

Sculpture Park
Every day, 10AM-5PM

Tour Types

Guided Tours
Guided tours are led by trained guides, are discussion-based, and engage 1st grade through adult visitors with the changing contemporary art on view in the Sculpture Park.

Self-Guided Tours
Self-guided tours of the Sculpture Park are available for all ages and may be enriched by deCordova’s audio tour available on cell or smart phone. Visit our mobile website for themed self-guided tour suggestions and more information on sculptures in the park, including audio clips of artists and curators talking about the process of making the work.

Tour Information
Reservations are required for Guided or Self-Guided groups of 8 or more in order for our visitor services and security staff to prepare accordingly. Please submit your request at least three weeks in advance, and several months ahead during the busy spring and fall seasons.

Guided tours are 1 hour in length. Tours are conducted rain or shine.

Group Visit Fees

Group visit fees apply to both Guided and Self-Guided groups of 8 or more. All groups of 8 or more are required to make a reservation in advance by completing a Visit Request Form. Your visit will be confirmed when you receive a confirmation letter with accompanying invoice, visit guidelines, and directions. Payment is required in advance. A single payment in full for the entire group may be made by MC/Visa/AMEX credit card. Library passes, corporate passes, or guest passes are not eligible for group visit payment.

Please select your group visit offering below and fill out the appropriate form. A note to check your Spam/Junk/Promotions folders for confirmations as they sometimes end up there.

  • Adult and College Self-Guided Group Visit Fees
  • Adult and College Private Guided Group Tour Visit Fees
  • School and Youth (PreK-12) Group Visit Fees
  • Access Groups
  • The Walden Woods Project Partnership
  • Girl Scouts

Adult and College Self-Guided Group Visit Fees

  • Adult – $12
  • Senior (60+) – $10
  • Students (w/Valid ID) – $10
  • Children 12 and younger – Free

Trustees Members are always FREE for self-guided visits!


Adult and College Private Guided Group Tour Visit Fees

  • Adults – $12
  • Senior (60+) – $10
  • Students – $10
  • Children – 12 and younger – Free

In addition to a private tour, this include admissions to the Park. Trustees Members are always free!


School and Youth (PreK-12) Group Visit Fees

  • 5-11 students – $60 (including one chaperone)
  • 10-20 students – $120 (including two chaperones)
  • 21-40 students – $240 (including four chaperones)
  • 41-60 students – $480 (including six chaperones)
  • 61-80 students – $660 (including eight chaperones)
  • 81-100 students – $840 (including ten chaperones)
  • Additional Teachers/Chaperones – $12/person

Schools with 40% of students qualifying for free or subsidized meals receive 50% off for both students and chaperones.


Access Groups

Educational, day program or congregate living groups for people with disabilities.

  • Up to 15 people – $20/group
  • Up to 30 people – $40/group
  • Each additional person – $8/person
  • Caregivers – $0

If you are inquiring about a group visit, including scouts, please email

The Walden Woods Project Partnership

Celebrate Hugh Hayden’s Huff and a Puff at deCordova and explore the new sculpture’s connections to Walden and the legacy of Henry David Thoreau.

This year both deCordova and The Walden Woods Project will offer 10% off school group visits for those visiting both locations.

If you are booking a field trip to deCordova and with The Walden Woods Project, please mark it on your booking form to receive the discount.

Please note: You must book each field trip with The Walden Woods Project and deCordova separately through the corresponding organization.

Girl Scouts

We offer four different badge workshops for Girl Scouts!


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