MOPA offers tours for K-12 and university groups to engage with photography in the museum’s exhibitions. Three types of tours are available: self-guided, facilitated, and a hands-on tour+workshop.





Self-guided tours allow the class to set the pace for the tour, and allow the teacher to lead lively discussions with the students that is meaningful for their learning.

Groups of 8-30

Available Tuesday-Sunday (excluding our Resident Free Tuesday), 10am-4pm

Cost: FREE



Facilitated tours foster a deep understanding of the content by guiding the students in conversation about the art works to practice deep looking, and seek evidence to support their observations.

Groups of 8-30

Available Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-1pm

Cost: $55

To book a self-guided or facilitated tour, please fill out our Tour Request Form.

Tour + Workshop

Extend the learning experience with a tour and learning program. Each program is customized for the class. It starts with a highly interactive and conversational tour of our current exhibition, and then continues with a hands-on photo-based art making activity in MOPA’s learning laboratory.


$175 for groups of 8 to 20 students

$225 for groups of 21 to 40 students

To learn more about tour + workshop programs, please contact




*Bus scholarships

Need funds to pay for the cost of busing students to the museum? MOPA has a limited number of scholarships each year to support teachers and schools to bring their students. For more information about bus scholarships, please contact



Interested in bringing another kind of group for a tour? Please contact


If you have questions about tours or a special request, please email us at or call (619)238-7559 x201. 


Cancellation & Late Arrival Policy:

Tours must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled visit. If a tour is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, or you do not show up, then you will be sent an invoice for the full amount. There will be no charge for tours that are cancelled or rescheduled with more than 48 hours notice. Please contact us at or (619)238-7559 x201 for assistance.

Groups that arrive late will receive a condensed tour at the originally quoted price. Educators will wait 15 minutes for your group to arrive, so please let us know that you are on your way by calling our Admission Desk at (619)238-7559 x230.