The Briscoe Museum offers docent-led tours for adults and students. To schedule a tour please call 210.299.4499 or email Tours@BriscoeMuseum.org. Tours must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.
Self-guided groups are also welcome, but we request that you schedule your group with the Education Department to avoid congestion in the galleries.
Adult tours—for groups of 10 or more—highlight modern and contemporary Western art, exquisitely crafted artifacts, architecture of the Museum, and the legacy of Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Docent-led adult tours are $10 a person regardless of membership or other discounts. This price includes Museum admission. They must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
Click here to download our adult tour information sheet.
Student tours emphasize critical thinking and object-based learning.
Docents create opportunities for students to draw connections between works of art and curricular standards in Fine Arts and Social Studies. Student tours are scheduled at least three weeks in advance and are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10:00am.
Docent-led student tours are free! We also offer bus reimbursement for schools in need; for more information, please inquire about the Briscoe Bus Fund when scheduling your tour.
Click here to download our student tour topics and FAQs
To be placed on our Educator Mailing List, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Mailing List’ in the subject line. Include your name, school, and contact information in the body of the email.
The Briscoe Museum welcomes homeschool groups. However, please note that our docent-led student tours are facilitated at a ratio of 1 docent to 10 students (+1-2 chaperone(s). In some circumstances it may be more appropriate for homeschool groups to opt for a self-guided experience. Please contact Tours@BriscoeMuseum.org to discuss the options most appropriate for your students.
Join a member of the Education Department every Friday at 1:30pm for a Highlights tour. No reservations required and FREE with Museum Admission.
The Briscoe Museum offers conversational and interactive tours that showcase modern and contemporary Western art, exquisitely crafted artifacts, and the architecture of the Museum. Enjoy an indepth look at select works that illuminate the Western experience from multiple vantage points.