Guided and Self-Guided Tours

Sculpture Park and Museum
May 3-September 12
Every day, 10AM-5PM

October 8-March 13
Wednesday-Friday, 10AM-4PM
Saturday & Sunday, 10AM-5PM
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Sculpture Park Only
September 13 to October 7
March 14-April 7
10AM-5PM (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

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 Museum and 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. Self-guided tours of the Museum exhibitions are available for adult, college, and high school groups.

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.
Because of the delicate nature of the Museum exhibitions, guided tours are required for all students grades 1–8. Visits to the Sculpture Park are strongly encouraged for preK-K.
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.

  • Adult and College Self-Guided Group Visit Fees ~ Non-Members
  • Adult and College Private Guided Group Tour Visit Fees
  • School and Youth (PreK-12) Group Visit Fees
  • Access Groups

Adult and College Self-Guided Group Visit Fees ~ Non-Members

  • Adult – $18
  • Senior (60+) – $14
  • Students (w/Valid ID) – $12
  • Children – $10

Trustees Members are always FREE for self-guided visits!


Adult and College Private Guided Group Tour Visit Fees

Trustees Members

  • Adult – $14
  • Senior (60+) – $14
  • Students (w/Valid ID) – $14
  • Children – $8


  • Adults – $28
  • Senior (60+) – $28
  • Students – $28
  • Children – $16

School and Youth (PreK-12) Group Visit Fees

  • 10-20 students – $120
  • 21-40 students – $240
  • 41-60 students – $480
  • 61-80 students – $660
  • 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.

  • Van/Small Bus – $20/car
  • Each additional person – $8/person
  • Caregivers – $0

Please contact Donna Berube, Education Associate, to schedule a visit.