Group Visits & Tours

A volunteer docent will introduce the group to the permanent collection or a special exhibition. The Blanton’s Butler Gallery, Paper Vault, and Contemporary Project galleries change regularly so you will always see something new on every visit.

The Blanton’s public tours can accommodate groups of up to 25 visitors and we encourage you to check-in at the Visitor Services Desk to secure your place. Public tours are included with museum admission.

09dec(dec 9)12:30 pmPublic TourA tour of our two major exhibitions

12dec(dec 12)3:00 pmPublic TourHighlights of the Blanton's Collection

16dec(dec 16)12:30 pmPublic TourHighlights of the Blanton's Collection

The Blanton’s school group visits aim to inspire curiosity and foster lifelong relationships between students and the art through interactive, inquiry-based explorations of art. In addition to in-person guided visits, the Blanton’s education department has developed a range of digital resources to support classroom and at-home learning. Learn more on our PK-12 Resources page.

Visit Times

Hour-long gallery lessons are available to school groups with at least two weeks advance notice. (Our schedule fills quickly, so booking early is advised.) We can accommodate a maximum of 60 students (and required chaperones*) Wednesday-Friday at 10:30am and 11:30am.

To request a guided visit for your school, please complete the K-12 Group Visit Request form.

*1 chaperone is required for every 8 students.


School group visits are $2 per student, including on Thursdays. Required chaperones and teachers accompanying the group are free. For planning purposes, teachers always receive free admission upon presentation of a school ID. Additional adults pay the general admission price of $12.

Drop Off & Parking

Due to construction at the museum, buses should plan to drop-off at the Metro Bus Stop at University Avenue and 21st Street in front of University Christian Church on the UT Campus, approximately 7 minutes walking to the Blanton.

Bus parking near the Blanton is extremely limited. Please plan ahead.

Chaperones can park in the Brazos Garage to the east of the museum. The museum offers a discounted parking rate of $4 when presented with a ticket from the parking garage.

A bus-drop off map may be downloaded HERE.

Student, staff, and faculty groups are welcome to explore the museum through self-guided visits or guided visits. Blanton Educators are available to collaborate with faculty to create custom class visits to suit curricular needs and course objectives. In addition to in-person guided visits, the Blanton’s education department has developed a range of digital resources to support classroom learning. Learn more on our University Resources page.

Visit Times

University group visits are available Wednesday-Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm, with a maximum of 60 visitors per group.

To ensure we can accommodate your group, all group visits, both self-guided and guided, should be requested at least 3 weeks in advance.

If your college class/group is not affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin, please see the Adults and Other Area College & University Group Visits section below.


Self-guided and guided visits for current University of Texas faculty, staff and students are free of charge.


Student attendance must be mandatory for guided class visits. Professors and/or TAs are required to accompany their students on guided class visits.

The Blanton provides several visit options for adults and students outside of the UT System.

Visit Times

Adult groups may request a guided visit on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday afternoons with a maximum of 20 visitors per group. Guided visits are offered free with museum admission, although donations are welcome.

To request a guided or self-guided visit for your adult or non-UT university group, please complete this visit request form.

Visit Types

Overview Visit: Features highlights of the collection with stops in the museum’s Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries, European Paintings Galleries, and Prints and Drawings Galleries. This guided visit surveys inspiring artworks spanning the Italian Renaissance to the cutting-edge contemporary art of North America and Latin America.

Permanent Collection Visit: An in-depth exploration of either the European Painting Galleries or the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries.

Special Exhibition Visit: An engaging look at one of the Blanton’s special exhibitions.


Adult Guided Visits are $12 per person. Senior group visits are $10 per person. Non-UT college group visits are $5 per student. Non-UT college faculty are free with a valid ID.

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