Students in the galleries learning from a Docent 

School Tours

August 13, 2018 – May 31, 2019, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Docent-led tours emphasize an interactive and inquiry-based approach to looking at and discussing works of art. Docents will engage your students by visiting several galleries and discussing a selection of art during the hour-long tour, so that students may have time to make quality observations, draw meaningful connections, communicate more deeply about the visual arts, and practice their critical thinking skills. Self-guided tours need not be limited to one hour. For more information please contact Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager at 616.831.2928 or

School tours and workshops may be requested during open museum hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Students: $4
Adult Chaperones: Free (ratio of one per every 10 students; additional adults will be charged the group tour admission rate for adults: $7)
Classroom Teachers: Free

The following tour themes are available for school groups:

Art + History: Social Studies Through the Eyes of Artists
Learning to Look: An Introduction to the Museum Experience
Green Features: Exploring the Relationship Between Nature, Sustainability, and Creativity
Current Exhibitions
Permanent Collection
Self-Guided Tours