Tours

The Harn Museum of Art offers various tours for audiences of all ages. All tours are offered at no charge, but a $3 donation per person is suggested to support the work of the museum. For more information, contact our education department at 352.294.7062 or email tours@harn.ufl.edu.

Weekend Tours

Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Drop in for an engaging docent-led tour that explores current exhibitions.

Group Tours

Docent-guided Group Tours

Organized groups of at least 10 people or college-level classes may schedule a docent-led tour Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm and Sundays, 1 pm - 4 pm. A maximum of 60 participants can be accommodated for each tour, and at least three weeks advance notice is required. More information regarding resources for college classes is available on the University Educator section of our website.

School Tours

The Harn offers docent-led tours with a discussion and inquiry-based learning approach for students in all grade levels and subject areas. Choose from one of our “School Tour Programs” or customize your visit to directly relate to themes and topics being explored in your classroom. A maximum of 60 students may be accommodated for each tour. A minimum of three weeks advance registration is required, and school groups may tour the museum Tuesday-Friday 10:30 am to 3 pm. For detailed information and planning tips, see our Field Trip Guide and School Programs page.

Self-guided Group Tours

Groups that prefer to self-guide the museum without docent educators are welcome to visit during our regular hours of operation Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 5 pm  To avoid scheduling conflicts and overcrowding in the galleries, please contact the museum at least one week in advance of your visit at 352.294.7062 or email tours@harn.ufl.edu. Suggested activities for self-guided student groups are available at this link.

Tour Scheduling Procedures

The Harn offers one-hour guided tours for groups of 10 more.  At least three weeks advance notice is required to schedule a tour. Tours may be scheduled Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm. A maximum of 60 participants may be accommodated at one time. Contact tours@harn.ufl.edu for questions, or request a tour appointment by submitting a tour request form

 

Museum Etiquette

All visitors are asked to observe the following museum policies during their visit:

  • Do not touch art objects or display cases.
  • Throw away food, beverages, gum and candy before entering the galleries.
  • Turn your cell phone to silent mode.
  • Turn off the flash on your cameras (non-flash photography for personal use is permitted) unless noted otherwise.
  • Use only pencils in the galleries.
  • Check prohibited objects at the museum’s Information Desk. This includes backpacks, large bags over 11 x 14 inches, umbrellas and rigid baby carriers.

 

Group Dining Options

Groups of 10 or more planning to dine in the Camellia Court Café must make a reservation through Aramark's catering offices at 352.392.3463. Groups without a reservation will not be turned away, but a reservation allows the café to anticipate conflicts with other large parties dining during your visit.

In order to better serve groups visiting the museum and expedite service, parties of 14 or more may pre-order from the group menu. Call 352.392.3463 or email cfcater@admin.ufl.edu to reserve a date, time and pre-order.

To view the group menu, click here.
To view our boxed lunch options, click here.

 

Parking

Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays. Monday through Friday, parking is available $4 at the kiosk in front of the museum. Free handicap parking is available near the entrance to the museum.

For individuals with a valid University of Florida parking decal, "all decal" parking is available in the lot and parking garage in front of the Cultural Plaza.

Bus parking is available in the paved lot north of the UF Cultural Plaza on Bledsoe Drive at no charge and drivers are advised to drop off passengers directly in front of the museum entrance.

 

Accessibility

The museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Wheelchairs are available. TDD phone access is provided through Florida Relay Services at 800.955.8771. Large print versions of exhibition text are available by advance request in the Bishop Study Center by calling 352.294.7064.

Tours are available in American Sign Language upon request.

Harn Voices

The time when you suddenly see someone, whether it’s a fifth grader or an adult, start to see something in art that they hadn’t before, and they get excited about it. That for me is very satisfying and one of the highlights of being a docent. 

Laura Berns

Harn Docent Tour Guide

 

Field Trip Guide 2016-2017