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tours at the bass

Guided Tour: Guided by a Bass Museum trained docent or museum educator. Tours last about 1 hour and will include all exhibitions open to the public.

Tour and Workshop: During this interactive program, students explore various aspects of the Bass’ permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions and engage in discussions as well as activities involving reading, writing, drawing, or role playing in response to works on view. Following the museum tour, students participate in a related hands-on art project to be taken home at the end of the experience. Teachers and students are encouraged to bring their lunches to eat in one of our appropriate museum spaces after the tour.

All-access@thebass is a new auxiliary component of the Bass Museum of Art’s IDEA@thebass education program, which will give youth with visual and auditory disabilities the opportunity to participate and learn in the museum and the classroom through tailored art classes, tours, and performances during monthly and weekly programs, and on special field-trips. Though the museum has a history of inclusion and accommodation, all-access@thebass comprises the museum’s first unified program addressing and serving youth with disabilities. The Bass Museum of Art’s mission: We inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art, supports the idea that art is a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. All-access@thebass aims to reach a new constituency of young minds to catalyze learning opportunities inspired by the museum’s temporary exhibitions and permanent collection. Through this program, the museum aims to provide art, culture, and access for the youth of Miami-Dade County.

For more information or to set up a custom made program for your school or organization please contact

Self-guided tours: We encourage private and school groups to register for a self-guided tour in advance if you are planning to visit the museum. To schedule your visit please contact the museum at least one week in advance. If you have any questions about scheduling a visit for your group, please contact our Education Department at 305-673-7530 x1001 or email

Tours are offered Wednesday through Friday from 10:00AM to 3:30PM.  If you are interested in bringing a group on a tour, please fill out our group tour request form.

For more information, or further questions about group tours, please call 305-673-7530 x1001 or email

Group Rates for Guided Tours (for groups of 15 or more)
$4.00 per student
$5.00 per adult

For groups under 15 people there is $50 flat fee.

Chaperones/adults are free. The museum can accommodate for up to 80 students, which will be divided into groups of 20-25 and led by a museum docent educator. Please submit a deposit for a minimum of 15 visitors at least three weeks before the date of your tour. Visa, AMEX, Mastercard or check payable to Bass Museum of Art are accepted.

Bass in the classroom: multi-session visits and outreach programs

This 3 part program allows for deep exploration and investigation of art themes. Using the IDEA@thebass design thinking process, teachers and museum educators will work together to decide on an appropriate theme that coincides with school curriculum. By discussing the theme over 3 sessions; pre and post classroom visits and a museum visit, students will sharpen their visual literacy, critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction and invention skills. Pre-K-12th grade.

Pre-visit session: Prepare your students for their trip to the museum with an in-school, pre-visit lesson before your tour. These lessons include an inquiry-based discussion about objects from the museum’s collection to support age-appropriate learning. This pre-visit will include one forty-five-minute interactive presentation led by a museum educator and an introduction to the Bass Museum and its current exhibits.

Planning your visit:

Bus parking is available at the Park Avenue entrance.

Upon Arrival
Please have a representative of your group check in with your guide at the front desk of the museum prior to unloading the bus. Do not unload the bus until your guide instructs you to do so. If you are guiding your own group, please check in first and then unload the buses.

Photography and Other Restrictions.
Photography is permitted in most exhibitions; however, please refer to the front desk personnel for details. Visitors must check all large bags, including backpacks.

A chaperone is required for every 10 students. Please divide your group in advance into groups of 10 and remind students to stay with their designated chaperones.

The Bass Museum of Art is handicapped accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use at the museum. Please reserve a wheelchair in advance and provide a chaperone.

Access Tours
Tours with audio description and American Sign Language interpretation are available for guests with special needs. Large-print gallery notes as well as text panels and exhibition labels are available for our patrons at the front desk. Please schedule at least three weeks in advance.

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