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Walker Education supports learning for people of all ages, abilities, and familiarity with contemporary and modern art.

The Walker is now accepting Bus Fund Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Selected schools will receive up to $250 to help with travel costs for a field trip to the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Please apply here by September 15, 2019.

Group Tours

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Bring your group to the Walker! The Walker is pleased to offer discounted admission for groups of 10 or more participants. Guided Tours must be scheduled 3 weeks in advance and self-guided group visits must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance to qualify for the special group rate.

School Group Guided Visits

Interactive, learner-centered, and inquiry-based explorations of the Walker galleries and/or the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. All K-12 guided visits are led by our professional museum educators and can be customized to focus on specific themes and exhibitions. Customized tour options available for Special-Education classrooms (including Citywide Autism Program and inclusive classrooms)

Self-Guided Group Visits

A self-guided visit can be a good option for groups who are familiar with the Walker’s collection and are comfortable exploring the galleries without a Walker Educator or Tour Guide. Self-guided group visits must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Hands-on in the Art Lab

Groups looking for a hands-on visit can pair a guided tour with an Art Lab experience. Art Lab projects invite students to roll up their sleeves and experiment with media, techniques, and concepts of contemporary art that connect to themes encountered during the guided tour.
Group Size: The maximum number of people that can be admitted as one group is typically 75/hour. This may vary, however, due to available space, exhibition size, and tour guide and Walker Educator availability.

The maximum number of students per Art Lab is 40. Groups larger than 40 may split into 2 smaller sections so that half the group tours the galleries while the other half is in the Art Lab.

For any questions, email or call 612-375-7609.

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Walker Tour Programs are sponsored by

  • Logo: United Health Foundation
  • Logo: Institute of Museum and Library Services

    This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Walker School Programs are supported by the Nordstrom Foundation.