Book a Group Tour
Philbrook Museum of Art offers both guided and self-guided opportunities for your group to tour our museum and gardens. Find more information about both adult and educational tours below.
We also offer public guided tours of our galleries or gardens weekly on Sundays. For more information about public tours and to purchase tickets, visit our events calendar.
Group Tours for Adults
Guided Adult Tours
Our private, guided group tour experiences are led by our trained volunteer corps of museum guides, known as docents.
Guided groups tours are subject to docent availability but are typically available during museum hours, Wednesday through Sunday. Groups must have a minimum of 12 guests and a maximum of 60 guests.
Tours must be booked at least 14 days in advance. To book your tour or for more information, complete this form or contact us at 918-748-5303.
Self-Guided Adult Tours
Self-guided group tours are available any time the museum is open. We ask groups of 10 or more to please schedule your visit in advance. To book tickets or for more information, complete this form or contact us at 918-748-5303.
Arrivals & Delays
Tour Groups should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time. If your group arrives earlier than scheduled, one of our Guest Experience Associates will assist you.
In the event of a travel delay, please contact us as soon as possible. We are unable to guarantee tour guide availability for groups arriving 15 minutes or more after their scheduled tour time.
Directions & Parking
If traveling by bus or van, please inform your driver to drop guests off at the main entrance. After all guests have disembarked, the driver will need to use the circle drive to loop back around to Rockford Rd. to park along the street in front of the museum. Note: our parking deck will not support the weight of a bus.
If traveling by car, please park in the upper or lower parking lots located in front of the museum. If these lots are full, you may use neighborhood street parking.
When visiting, please be aware all accessible parking spaces are located in the upper level lot. The lower level parking lot connects to the museum entrance by stairs. The Museum and much of the garden and grounds are accessible for those using a wheelchair or mobility device. Some paths are steep and may have uneven surfaces.
Philbrook Museum of Art is committed to creating accessible experiences for all visitors.
If you have questions about access at Philbrook, would like to request an accommodation, please let us know at the time of booking.
A limited number of wheelchairs and seated walkers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge to visitors.
14 days’ notice is required to cancel a tour.
Group Tours for K-12 Students
Guided student tours at Philbrook make use of the Museum’s permanent collection of art, special exhibitions, and 25 acres of gardens. Experiences are led by our trained volunteer corps of museum guides, known as docents.
Gallery experiences for students of all ages are inquiry-based, meaning that students’ observations and questions are the building blocks of any tour. This approach allows students to practice close looking, form personal connections, and be more actively engaged with art they see. Docents share information about works of art in response to students’ questions and observations, rather than following a predetermined script.
Philbrook is a place for students to actively discuss, question, learn, imagine, and generally enjoy themselves during their gallery visit.
Art can help students learn how to think, not what to think.
No single genre, artist, or culture is above others.
Art is not about being right or wrong. We use dialogue to seek understanding rather than agreement.
Through gallery experiences, you can learn more about yourself and others.
Art is a great way to learn about people, ideas, and stories you may not have known about before.
Due to the amount of interest we receive each year for guided tours, we are unable to accommodate requests for customized experiences. In these cases, we encourage groups to self-guide.
Current guided tours offered for students:
May include several works from the permanent collection such as those listed below:
- Kehinde Wiley Equestrian Portrait of Philip IV, 2017
- Marisol, Magritte II, 1998
- Skip Hill, Beauty Shop Aria (for Mabel Little), 2021
- William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Little Shepherdess, 1889
- Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw/Cherokee), Eternal Return, 2014
- Biagio d’Antonio, The Adoration of the Child with Saints and Donors, c. 1476
- Mummiform coffin, c. 300 BCE
- Marilyn Levine, Spot’s Suitcase, 1981
Highlights + Special Exhibition:
During the run of our special exhibitions, groups can request a tour add-on that will include up to 20 minutes in our special exhibition gallery.