Guided and Self-Guided Tours
Sculpture Park and Museum
May 3-September 12
Every day, 10AM-5PM
October 8-March 13
Saturday & Sunday, 10AM-5PM
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Sculpture Park Only
September 13 to October 15
March 14-April 7
10AM-5PM (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
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 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.
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.