Tour Types

Guided Tours

Guided tours are led by trained guides, are discussion-based, and engage visitors of all ages with the changing contemporary art on view in the Museum and the Sculpture Park.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours of the Sculpture Park are available for all ages in the Sculpture Park and may be enriched by deCordova’s audio tour available on cell or smart phone. Self-guided tours of the Museum exhibitions are available for adult, college, and high school groups.

Touch Tours

Touch tours of the Sculpture Park are available from April through November. These tactile tours, led by specially trained guides, are designed for groups with low or no vision and other multisensory learners. Read more about Touch Tours on this blog by Perkins School for the Blind.

American Sign Language Tours

American Sign Language tours of the Museum and Sculpture Park are available on request with at least 4 weeks notice.

Accessibility Tours

Accessibility tours are available by request. Whenever possible, we are pleased to create specially designed tours for youth or adult groups. Please contact Donna Berube at [email protected] or 781.259.3603.  Please visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Scouts & Home Schoolers

Badge programs and tours designed for Girl and Boy Scouts and homeschoolers start here.

Tour Information

Reservations are always required for Guided or Self-Guided groups of 10 or more in order for our visitor services and security staff to prepare accordingly.

Due to the high demand for tours, group reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. We suggest booking several months ahead for the busy spring and fall seasons.

Because of the delicate nature of the Museum exhibitions, guided tours are required for all students grades 1–8. Museum tours are not available for Pre-K and K groups, but visits to the Sculpture Park are encouraged for this age group.

Guided tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and can be arranged for groups of 10–100. The tour limit for the Museum is 50 at one time.

For scheduled guided tours, a Museum Guide will contact you approximately a week before your tour to confirm your reservation, take any requests, and answer questions about your visit.

Tours are conducted rain or shine.

Group Visit Fees

Group visit fees apply to both Guided and Self-Guided groups of 10 or more.

All groups of 10 or more are required to make a reservation in advance by completing a Visit Request Form. Your visit will be confirmed when you receive a confirmation letter with accompanying invoice, visit guidelines, and directions. If we need to adjust the date of your request, you will be promptly notified via phone or email.

Payment is required at least three weeks prior to the visit date. A single payment in full for the entire group may be made by cash (exact change only), check (payable to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum), or MC/Visa/AMEX credit card.

Adult and College Group Visit Fees

Adults | $14
Seniors (60+) | $12
Students with college ID | $10

Request Adult Tour

School and Youth (Pre-K–12) Group Visit Fees

10–20 students | $100
21–40 students | $200
41–60 students | $400
61–80 students | $550
81–100 students | $700

Teachers and chaperones are an additional $10 per person.
One teacher or chaperone is required for every 10 students.

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