The tours are created and led by museum staff and professional artists. We take pride in offering lively programs that are engaging and age appropriate.


Explore 2 – 3 exhibits
Tour last 2 hours
Min. 10 people
$10 per person
Adult and youth get a chance to discuss artworks in small groups, children are led through activities and games to help them observe the art closely. The group will also do a related activity in art-making, music, or storytelling.
*Financial Aid is available.


Explore 1 – 2 exhibits
Tour last 30 – 45 minuters
Min. 10 people
$7 per person
Adult and youth get a chance to discuss artworks in small groups and children are led through simple activities and games to help them observe the art closely.
*Financial Aid is available.


To book a tour call the Museum at (814) 459-5477 or email Carissa Brandt


My colleagues and I recently took our 6th grade students on a field trip to the Erie Art Museum in conjunction with a unit of study. It was truly one of the best field trips we have ever taken. The students were highly engaged in a variety of hands on activities that involved interacting with the art and even creating art themselves. In addition, the team at the art museum even sent us a fun pre-visit lesson. I am definitely planning on a return visit with next year’s students!
Language Arts Teacher, Erie School District

I’m so glad we took the risk and came to the Erie Art Museum! I’d never visited before, and we were surprised and pleased with all the different activities. The Museum staff knew just how to handle our 2nd graders and gave them lots to touch and think about. The kids loved it!
 —2nd grade teacher, Northwestern School District


Contact our Director of Education, Carissa Brandt, at 814-459-5477 (Ext. 104) or
Most tours include exploring multiple galleries through discussion and gallery games, as well as an art-making activity related to the art on display. If preferred, discussions, games, and art making activities can be geared to a specific skill or subject (language arts, colors/patterns, team work, STEAM, etc.).
Yes, we do not want cost to prohibit visitors from touring the Museum. There is a financial aid form on our website. Please complete this application at least two weeks before you’d like to visit.
The cost varies depending on the length of tour, how many visitors will be attending, and whether or not financial aid is applied. Most tours are between $5-$10 per person. You can pay in advance or the day of the tour with cash, credit card, or check.
Yes, we can give tours outside of normal operating hours, although availability may be limited.
Chaperones with student groups can attend at no cost.
The Museum can provide space in our lobby or our Founders Gallery, depending on group size, for lunch.
Tours can be as few as 10 people or as large as 160 people.
Typically tours last 60-120 minutes. We can work within your time frame.
Yes! Our facility is completely accessible. Groups we have worked with in the past have included individuals with visual impairments, developmental disabilities, dementia, hearing impairments and visitors on the Autism spectrum.
Yes, we allow photography in the Museum as long as the flash is turned off. If there are certain exhibits that prohibit photography, we will inform the group.
Enter the building on 20 East 5th Street between State and French Street. When you arrive, please check-in at the Front Desk. Your tour will begin in the lobby of the Erie Art Museum.
Please be aware parking is limited. We have space for one bus in our loading zone on 5th street. There is metered parking on 5th street, State Street and French Street. We encourage buses to park at Blasco Library.
We cannot offer tour discounts for our members, however we do offer member-only events and discounts at the Gift Shop and for other programming.