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Experiences For Adults And University Students

Making a Reservation

  1. Choose an experience (listed below) and day that works for your group
  2. Review the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Submit a request at least four weeks in advance using the online form.
    • If you are unable to submit the form online, print and fax it to 202.312.1930.
    • Submitting a form does not guarantee a reservation.
  4. If your group is planning to visit in less than four weeks, complete the request form on the self-guided experiences page.
    • Walk-in tours cannot accommodate large self-guided groups.
  5. Plan Your Visit.

Things to Know

  • Requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and depend on availability.
  • Please indicate any special needs as "additional information" on the request form. Subject to availability, we can provide:
    • tours in some foreign languages (please specify)
    • tours for visually impaired visitors
    • sign-language interpreters.
  • Photographs may be taken of the permanent collection but not of loan objects or exhibitions; please be aware of "no photography" signage in the galleries.
  • There are no dining facilities or spaces to eat bag lunches in the Freer and Sackler.
  • Two weeks before your experience, we will provide written confirmation and logistical information, including which museum your group should enter.
  • Please call the tour scheduler immediately at 202.633.1012 to report cancellations and changes. For same-day or weekend cancellations and changes, please also call 202.633.0470.
  • A small portion of the Freer and Sackler's vast collection is on view at any given time. We cannot guarantee that a specific object will be on display.
  • To view objects currently in storage, please contact our Collections Management Department.


Group tours are offered at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm daily, except Wednesdays and federal holidays. All tours subject to availability. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and is held in the Freer Gallery of Art and/or the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.


Take an in-depth tour of a special exhibition in the Freer or Sackler. Visit the current exhibitions page for a list of what's on view.

Peacock Room REMIX
Limit: 45 participants
Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Availability: May 23, 2015 – July 2, 2016
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Sōtatsu: Making Waves
Limit: 60 participants 
: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Availability: November 5, 2015 – January 31, 2016
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Sackler Highlights

Limit: 45 participants
Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Description Explore the Sackler Gallery's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum opened in 1987 to house a gift of some 1,000 works of Asian art from Dr. Arthur M. Sackler. Among its highlights are sculpture from South and Southeast Asia.

Related information

Self-guided groups

If your group of ten or more plans to visit the galleries on its own, we ask that you register a week in advance using the online form. Space in the galleries is limited, and advance registration for groups helps us avoid crowding.


To request a reservation for a K–12 school group, here's what you need to know. We currently do not offer experiences for Pre-K school groups.


For questions about tours that are not answered here, call 202.633.1012 or e-mail asiatours@si.edu.

The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.