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Adult Groups

Docent-led group tours are available for the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Advance registration is required for all Adult Group Tours: Call Donna Young at 937-512-0152 or email

Cost: Those wishing to book a tour must pay the group admission rate of $5 per person for permanent collection tours, plus a $30 docent fee (per docent) if they wish to have a docent-led tour.

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Permanent Collection Tours

Art of the Ancient World Tour

This tour highlights artwork from the eastern Mediterranean region, particularly from the ancient Greek and Roman Empires.

Myths & Legends Tour

Learn about cultures and gain an understanding of myths and legends as they are depicted in works of art.

Outdoor Sculptures Tour

Enjoy a walk through The Dayton Art Institute’s “front yard,” weather permitting, and learn about the different works of art outdoors.

Religion in Art Tours

Learn about the religious artwork of the museum’s collection. Three different tours are available: The Judeo-Christian Experience, Mother and Child, and Religions of the World.

The Art of American History Tour

Trace the history of the United States from colonial to modern times using works of art from the museum’s collection.

The Garden Tour

Discover artwork in which artists and artisans have portrayed the natural world around them.

The House That Julia Built Tour

Learn about the architecture of The Dayton Art Institute as a work of art and the history of the museum from its inception to present day.

World Tour

Tour the world as you view art from diverse cultures. Highlights may include the art of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, as well as Europe.

WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.
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