Take a Tour
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all group and guided tours have been suspended until further notice.
Get the most from your visit to the Dayton Art Institute with a gallery experience led by one of our trained Museum Guides! A variety of gallery experiences are available for individuals, groups and schools, including the collection galleries and Special Exhibitions.
Art education has been an integral part of the DAI since the museum’s early days. The DAI’s education department was established in 1933, and tours for adults and school children were common throughout the 1930s and 1940s.
The DAI’s Museum Guide program was established in the 1960s, and tour offerings continued to expand. Traditional guided tours have also been supplemented by audio tours and interactive web-based tours such as What Is a Masterpiece?.
The museum has many tours available and an amazing corps of Museum Guides who deliver them. Tours cover many different topics and are engaging for groups of all ages.
The Dayton Art Institute’s tour program changes lives for thousands of students each year by sharing compelling stories that bring art to life, as well as hands-on workshops that reinforce lessons in culture and history, along with greater understanding of the materials used and artists’ techniques for creating the work they have seen.
Join in the fun of learning; book your tour now and learn more about the treasures in your museum.