Gallery Tour with Deborah Klochko

Do you want to bring your class, club or colleagues to visit MOPA?


  • Tours are offered for groups of eight or more people, pending availability.

  • Groups are limited to 30 people in the galleries at a time. Larger groups will need to schedule more than one tour.

  • Various tour opportunities are available Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays and SD Residents Free Days


Booking Your Tour:

  • A Tour Request Form must be submitted three weeks in advance of your visit.

  • You will receive confirmation via email that your request has been received. Requests are met on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Tour fees and MOPA's Tour Agreement are due upon arrival for your tour.


Types of Tours:

Tour size: 8-30 participants.


Self-directed tours give your group the opportunity to experience the exhibitions at your own pace. The interpretive text found throughout the galleries is designed to educate people of all ages and abilities. 
Available Tuesday-Sunday, from 10 AM - 4 PM

Guided tours provide a more structured experience than self-directed tours. MOPA’s gallery education staff will facilitate a discussion about the images on display that teach visual literacy skills. These tours use inquiry-based methods to help participants learn critical viewing and discussion skills.
Available Wednesday-Friday, from 10 AM - 1 PM

During behind-the-scenes tours, a member of the MOPA Team will provide an exclusive look at the internal operations of the museum. You will be taken on a tour through the galleries, library and curatorial workshops. Rather than focusing on specific exhibitions, this tour focuses on the programs and curatorial processes that shape MOPA.
Available Tuesday-Friday, from 10 AM - 4 PM


Tour Cost:

K-12*, College and University Classes:

Prices listed are for each tour group (8-30 participants).

Self-directed Tour: FREE
Guided Tour: $55
Behind-the-scenes Tour: $65

*A limited number of bus fee reimbursement scholarships are available for Title 1 schools. Please contact with inquiries. 


Group Tour:

Each group must have between 8 and 30 participants.

Self-directed Tour: $6 per tour participant.
Guided Tour: $10 per tour participant.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: $20 per tour participant.



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.



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