Exhibit Tours

Docents point out important details in the exhibits
Docents point out important details in the exhibits
"Yesterday my wife and I toured ASM with our tour guide. She was simply marvelous! Her depth of knowledge, her ability to present, her enthusiasm were all at the highest level. She is an extraordinary asset to the museum, and greatly enriched our experience there." —recent visitor comment

Drop-in Docent-guided Tours of the Exhibits

Tour ASM's exhibits with a docent guide. These tours are free with museum admission and available to visitors on a first-come-first-served basis. Ask at the admission desk about docent availability. Although aimed toward adults, all ages are welcome. We ask for groups of 8 or fewer.

October 1 through April 30
During our active season, ASM docents are generally on the floor, Monday and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May 1 through September 30
ASM docents are generally on the floor, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"We were so enormously impressed with the exhibits. And your docents were so outstanding. I want to compliment you that you have docents there all the time and they interact so well. They are knowledgeable. It’s just terrific." —recent visitor comment

Pre-arranged Docent-guided Tours of the Exhibits

A minimum two-week advance notice is required to process special requests for groups. Pre-arranged tours are available year-round based on docent availability,** Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Pricing (includes museum admission):
$10.00 per person for groups of 9 or fewer
$8.00 per person for senior groups (65+) or groups of 10 or more
$2.00 for ASM members or citizens of Native Nations
Free for University of Arizona Cat Card holders (students, faculty, staff)
Spanish or German-language tours available upon request

Tour Options:

  • Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest: Enjoy highlights from the Seri, Yaqui, Tohono O’odham, Apache, Navajo, and Hopi sections of this ground-breaking exhibition.
  • The Pottery Project: Discover the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Southwest Indian pottery.
  • Woven through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art: View ancient and contemporary Southwest baskets and fiber arts.
  • Museum Orientation Tour: Experience ASM’s permanent and/or temporary exhibits.  

Click here to submit a request for a docent-guided tour of the exhibits. Two weeks advance notice requested.

Lisa Falk
Head of Community Engagement
Arizona State Museum / University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, AZ  85721-0026