Tours

Photograph of middle school students participating in a guided museum tour.

Guided tours can be scheduled for groups and classes of all ages during museum hours on Tuesdays through Fridays. We offer a variety of tours to choose from, including options for first-time museum visitors, craft activities, and customized tours for classes and groups with specific learning objectives. Tours are FREE but must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

Schedule a Tour Online

If you have questions about scheduling your tour, contact our Education Coordinator Dan Solberg (dan.solberg@uky.edu / 859-562-2353).

Tour Options

First Impressions
30 mins – A tour for first-time art museum visitors covering basics of art interpretation.

The Big Idea
30-45 mins – Tour of hand-picked artworks from two or more current exhibitions, linking common themes and artistic elements.

Craft Zone
30-45 mins – An add-on to either our First Impressions or The Big Idea tours, Craft Zone participants create unique objects based on ideas introduced in the preceding tour. Activities are designed for Pre-K through Middle School aged children. All craft materials are provided by UK Art Museum.

Full Museum Experience
1 hr – This tour examines pieces from most of our current exhibitions, including outdoor sculptures (weather permitting).

Customized Tour
Time TBD – For specific class or group projects, customized tours can be developed with museum staff to suit your educational goals. UK professors can arrange to have artworks pulled from collection storage for class observation (2 weeks advance notice required).

Self-Guided Tour
1-1.5 hrs – Self-guided materials allow your group the freedom to explore the galleries at their own pace, offering activities and engagement to enhance your experience (scheduling a tour is not required to use self-guided materials).

Schedule a Tour Online