Self-Guided Group Tours

Self-guided group tours are always welcome! For best service and speedy check-in, please contact the museum in advance of your visit. Call 210.805.1767 or e-mail to make a reservation for your self-guided group.

The fee for groups of 10 or more is $15 per person. Students on a self-guided tours are free. For self-guided student groups, a 1:5 adult to student ratio is recommended. Adults exceeding the 1:5 ratio are asked to pay adult group tour admission ($15).


How much does a tour cost?

Docent-guided tours are $15 per adult (20+), and $10 per teen (13–19). McNay members and children 12 & under are FREE! Staff-guided tours are $30 per person and do not qualify for a Member discount. The price of all tours includes admission to the entire museum for the whole day.

When can I schedule a tour?

Tours are offered during regular business hours. We open at 10 am Wednesday through Saturday, and at noon on Sundays. We close at 6 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, 5 pm on weekends, and 9 pm on Thursday nights. Tours must be scheduled at least 1.5 hours before the Museum closes.

If you would like to schedule an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, after-hours tour, you can find more information here.

How long are guided-tours?

Both docent-guided and staff-guided tours are approximately one hour long.

Do you offer tours in any languages other than English?

Arrangements can be made in advance to schedule tours in select languages. For more information, e-mail, or call 210.805.1767.

Are there drop-in tours?

Stop in for a docent-guided tour on the first and third Sundays of the month. No advanced booking necessary! Explore our permanent collection at 3 pm on the first Sunday when entrance to the Main Collection Galleries is FREE, or tour one of our special exhibitions at 3 pm on the third Sunday (regular admission rates apply).