General Museum Information
When are you open?
Where is VMFA?
What is security like at the Museum?
Is there an admission fee?
Do you offer student memberships?
How do we get to the Museum?
Planning and Requesting a Student Group Visit
What is the contact information for Tour Services?
How do I schedule a student group visit to VMFA?
What is a guided tour and how much does it cost?
What guided tour topics do you offer?
How many students can attend a guided tour?
What is a self-directed visit?
Do I need to schedule a self-directed visit?
How many students can I bring for a self-directed visit?
How many chaperones do you require?
Are there resources available that we can use to plan our visit?
We want to purchase tickets for a special exhibition. What do we need to do?
Do you offer guided tours of special exhibitions?
We can’t physically come to the museum. Do you offer any distance learning options?
What do I need to do if I have to cancel or reschedule my visit?
School is closed because of inclement weather. Do we need to cancel our visit?
Is there artwork that may be inappropriate for my students?
We are bringing several classes and have scheduled each class for a guided tour. What should our groups do when they are not on their guided tours?
Can we do an art activity?
Where should we park?
We are here. Now where do we go?
What happens if we arrive late for our guided tour?
Where can our group eat lunch?
Can we bring bag lunches and coolers into the Museum?
Can I order box lunches for my group?
Is there a place to store things like backpacks, coats, and umbrellas?
Does the Museum have writing supplies such as clipboards and paper?
Can we bring a medical bag into the galleries?
Do you have audio tours?
During Your Visit
Can students touch works of art in the Museum? What about outdoors in the Sculpture Garden?
Who are the people dressed in black shirts and pants that are posted throughout the museum?
Can students take photos during their visit?
Is sketching permitted in the galleries?
I have a writing assignment for my students to do while at the Museum. Is this allowed?
What is the Gift Shop policy for student groups?
Accessibility and Special Needs
Do you offer tours for the blind or partially sighted?
Are sign language interpreters available?