Group Visits


All year round, the NMMA's Education Department offers docent-led tours of our permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Tours are tailored to all ages (including parents) and offer visitors an opportunity to learn about art and culture through the artwork on display and the thematic content explored by the exhibition. 

Tours are offered in English, Spanish or Bilingual. Space is limited to a maximum of 40 participants per group.

Booking Tours for Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition

Educators, join us virtually this fall as we take your students through a guided visit of this year’s Día de los Muertos exhibition! This real time live gallery tour highlights select works from the exhibition and provides a platform for students to ask questions and interact with their tour guide.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks ahead of your requested date. To request a tour please fill out the request form and an education department representative will contact you within 72 hours. Please note reservations are not finalized until you receive confirmation via e-mail.

  • Fees start at $100 per tour for pre- k-12th grade classrooms.
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 50 minutes, including time for questions and comments from the viewer.
  • Virtual tours will be presented via Zoom
  • For the sake of time, educators are asked to moderate questions and comments from the students before presenting them to the tour guide. 

Register Here



We’re excited to share a new educational video by Museums in Hand, featuring the history of Day of the Dead and a behind-the-scenes look into the making of this annual exhibition. Watch the videos below, available in English and español.

Day of the Dead at the National Museum of Mexican Art from Museums in Hand on Vimeo.

Día de los Muertos en el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano from Museums in Hand on Vimeo.