The museum welcomes groups for docent-led group tours. Please contact the museum at least three weeks in advance of your intended visit.

Art Walking Tours

May through November the New Mexico Museum of Art invites you to join us on one of our weekly Art Walking Tours of Santa Fe (weather permitting). Led by a docent, the tour highlights the art and architectural history of downtown Santa Fe. Tours leave at 10 AM on Fridays from the Museum lobby. Tours are $20 per person, children 16 and under free. Museum admission is included with the purchase of an Art Walking Tour ticket. Tickets may be purchased online here. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk on the morning of the tour, however, tours have limited capacity and we encourage booking in advance.

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Docent Tours For the General Public

Docent guided tours for the public are offered free with admission on the days and times listed below. These tours last for about an hour and provide a general overview of the museum and our current exhibitions. Please call 505-476-5063 to confirm that a volunteer docent is scheduled for the day of your visit.

Monday 10:30 AM
Tuesday 10:30 AM
Wednesday 10:30 AM
Thursday 10:30 AM
Friday 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM

School Groups

Schools may schedule a tour of the museum that is designed for their class needs and can include a docent guide. K-12 tours are divided into groups of approximately 12 students and each group is assigned its own docent. There is no charge for school group visits to the museum, including all chaperones.  Tours last approximately one hour, but can be adjusted for individual class needs. For school groups with additional time, hands on activities can be made available dependent on group size.  Teachers who would like information about the museum and its exhibitions, please call 505-396-0643 or email

Group Tours

Groups larger than 10 may schedule a docent guided tour at a price of $8 per person which includes admission.

In the event that you need to cancel your tour, please let us know at the phone numbers below as soon as possible. Please plan to arrive by the scheduled time for your tour. Docents may not be available 15 minutes after your scheduled start time.


Virtual Tours

Virtual tours of select exhibitions and the museum’s architecture are available here. These are self-guided experiences; however, if you are interested in a docent guided experience and are unable to visit the museum, docent guided virtual tours are available. These tours are always free for schools and are available to other groups for a fee.

Call 505-396-0643 or email to schedule or change a reservation.
Call 505-476-5063 for weekend cancellations.