Adult Group Visits

695-gallery-talk-E0124131Adult guided tours for summer 2020 have been canceled due to ongoing safety concerns and scheduling challenges related to COVID-19. Adult self-directed visits will be allowed but limited to groups of 25 people maximum. In lieu of onsite group visits, VMFA will continue to create and share online content via our Learn page. This page contains additional information about our permanent collection, such as interviews with artists and hands on activities. Please check back here for updates on when we may begin offering onsite guided group tours as well as possible virtual experiences.

College tours are also available here. 

Special Exhibitions:

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities
May 23, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021

Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. VMFA presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the recovered treasures of two powerful Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean 1,200 years ago after cataclysmic events. The exhibition includes stunning works of art brought to the surface by archaeologists beginning in 1996. See what remains of these mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian and Greek cultures merged in art, worship, and everyday life.

  • Individual tickets – $20
  • Self-directed visit for a group of 10 or more – $16

Self-Directed Visits

Self-directed group visits of VMFA’s permanent collection are free and available Mon – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm; Thu and Fri until 9 pm. Special exhibitions will be discounted for groups of 10 or more.

Walk-In Highlights tours: (Groups of 10 or less)
These tours are offered at varying times throughout the day. Click here for more information.

Reservations: Request your group visit online, by phone at 804.340.1575, or by email at Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill all tour requests as tour dates and times are based on gallery availability.


Bus parking is available at the back of the parking deck. Car parking is $6 per day for nonmembers and free for members. For more information, visit Directions + Parking and Campus Map.