Adult Tours

A group of 5 women in a gallery space looking at a set of silver teapots

Want to explore the Mint Museum with friends, family or colleagues? What better way to experience the museum than through a guided tour. Captivating and entertaining tour experiences will keep you engaged as you learn about art from around the world.

Groups may also explore the museum independently. Self-Guided groups of 10 or more must schedule a tour. Leaders of self-guided groups may lecture in the galleries, but please note that museum-guided tours have priority over the spaces.

Choose Your Tour

  Mint Museum Uptown Tours


Discover a world of art in this introduction to the museum’s permanent collection.


The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition to explore the dynamic medium of collage. Learn more on the Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum exhibition page.


In his delicately rendered sculptures Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers, and to make them see things fresh. Learn more on the Michael Sherrill Retrospective exhibition page.

  Mint Museum Randolph Tours


Discover a world of art in this introduction to the museum’s permanent collection.


This exhibition introduces visitors to a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits. Learn more about African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, & Style.

Group Size

Guided and self-guided visits may have no fewer than 10 and no more than 60 participants.

Group Fee

Adults $12/person
Seniors $9/person
Members – Free

Fees include the price of admission. Cancellation fees may apply.

Preparing for your visit

Adult Visit Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions

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Request a Tour
Appointments are required for guided and self-guided group visits to the Museum. Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Adult Tour Hours

Guided Visits

Tuesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM

Thursday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM – 5PM
Sunday 1:30 PM – 4 PM

Self-Guided Visits

Tuesday 11 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 11 AM – 8 PM
Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM

Art of Reading Tours

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Bring your book club to the Mint’s Art of Reading Tours. Book clubs who are reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd,  The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, or A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park can visit the museum for a discussion and tour to bring to life historic events, social customs, and lifestyles depicted in the books.

Beginning Spring 2019:  Art of Reading will offer a tour for The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson at Mint Museum Uptown.

Group Fee

Free for museum members. Free with general admission for non-members.

Group Size

Art of Reading tours must have no less than 3 participants.

Preparing for Your Visit

All books are available for sale in the Mint Museum Shops, where members receive a discount.

Ready to book your experience?

Schedule a Visit
Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Visit Schedule

For book clubs:  60- or 90-minute tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.

For individuals:  2019 public tours are scheduled on Sundays (2-3:30 pm) and Wednesdays (6-7:30 pm) as follows.

The Invention of Wings:  January 27; March 27; June 5; July 24; November 6

The Lacuna: February 24; May 5; June 26; August 11; October 23

Pride and PrejudiceFebruary 6; April 7; May 22; October 6; December 4

A Single Shard: March 10; April 24; July 14; September 25; November 17

The Warmth of Other Suns: June 2; August 7; October 20; December 4

Visit the museum’s Events Calendar to register.

Here, you can download discussion guides for Pride and Prejudice, The Invention of Wings, The LacunaA Single Shard, and The Warmth of Other Suns.

Art of Dining Tours

elegantly dressed table with a large crystal candle holder as a centerpiece
Image provided by docent Debbie Struble at Hermitage Museum

Ever wonder why tea leaves were once kept in locked caddies?  Or why a citrus on the table indicated wealth?  Your group can learn these answers and more in a 60-minute Art of Dining tour at Mint Museum Randolph.

This tour takes visitors through the Portals to the Past galleries, the museum’s noted collection of late 17th through early 19th century ceramics.  Tour guides will ‘set the table’ for conversations about the design, production and use of selected pieces.

Group Fee

Free for museum members. Free with general admission for non-members.

Tour Fee

Free with general admission.


In addition to Art of Dining tours for groups, this tour is also offered for walk-ins on the first Saturday of the month, 2 – 3 pm, beginning in September 2019. Click here to see 2019 and 2020 walk-in tour dates.

Ready to book your experience?

Schedule a Visit
Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Taste of the Mint

Culinary arts blend with Mint Museum Uptown for an appetizing cultural experience. Explore a one-hour food tasting tour with small plate and drink pairings at remarkable restaurants near the Mint Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and other culinary partners offer different food and drink experiences sure to tempt taste buds.

Afterward, unwind with a one-hour exploration of the arts led by a Mint expert who will provide insight into the American, Contemporary, and Craft + Design collections along with special limited-engagement exhibitions. This exploration can take the form of a tour or a sketching lesson in the galleries.

Group Size

Groups must be 12 – 35 people.

Group Fee

General Visitors – $50
Members – $35

Ready to book your experience?

Schedule A Visit
Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.


Available by reservation on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 2 – 5 PM, and Sundays at 1:30 PM. Public programs are posted on the Mint’s Events Calendar.

Visit All Three Museums at Levine Center for the Arts

Experience an expert-led tour that takes you to all three museums at Levine Center for the Arts: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture; and Mint Museum Uptown. These tours are open FREE to all Sustainer, Benefactor, and Crown Society members of the Mint, as well as the upper-level members of the other two museums. They are offered approximately quarterly as curatorial and creative staffs at each museum draw common threads among the exhibitions on view. Tour experiences last approximately 2.5 hours as attendees visit each museum and conclude the experience with a light reception and mingling. To upgrade your membership and find out about the next tour, visit our Join the Mint Family page or contact 704.337.2041.