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    Please note that the BAM/PFA Galleries are closed as we move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, opening in early 2016.

    Public Tours

    Public guided tours of current BAM/PFA exhibitions are usually held on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please check our calendar or our Education Programs page for the exact schedule.

    Group Tours and Visits

    Reservations are required for visits to BAM/PFA by all groups over ten people. We offer both guided exhibition tours and self-guided tours for groups of adults and college students and guided tours for school groups. Learn more about the types of tours, including schedules and rates, below; to make an online reservation, click on the appropriate reservation form. If you have additional questions, please contact us at sgvisits@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2349.

    Please submit your reservation form at least two weeks prior to your visit. If you do not receive a confirmation email within three business days, please follow up with an email to sgvisits@berkeley.edu.

    Click here for information and reservations for:




    School and Youth Groups, K–12 


    Guided tours for school and youth groups are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that tours will not be scheduled on the first Thursday of each month, BAM/PFA’s Free First Thursdays, to avoid overcrowding.

    We do not allow more than thirty students in any one gallery at one time; if there are more than thirty students in your group, please arrange to divide them into groups of less than thirty, each accompanied by a tour guide.

    Admission for K-12 students and accompanying teachers and chaperones is free; the admission fee for adults who are part of the group, but don’t perform chaperoning duties, is $5 per person. Guided tours are led by UC Berkeley graduate students; there is a tour fee of $40 per group of thirty students. We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships for school groups and nonprofit organizations; click here download the Tour Fee Scholarship Application (pdf).

    Please review this important visitor information before your visit.


    Schedule a K-12 group tour




    Adult Groups / Non-UC Berkeley University and College Groups 


    Adult and college group visits may be scheduled Wednesdays through Sundays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please note that group visits and tours will not be scheduled on the first Thursday of each month, BAM/PFA’s Free First Thursdays, to avoid overcrowding.

    The reduced admission rate for group visits is $7 per person for adult groups and $5 per person for college groups. Special guided group tours of BAM/PFA exhibitions, led by UC Berkeley graduate students, are available for an additional fee of $40 per group of thirty.

    Please review this important visitor information before your visit.


    Schedule a group tour




    University of California, Berkeley Groups 

    Group visits for UC Berkeley classes and affiliated groups may be scheduled Wednesdays through Sundays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.. Classes that meet when the BAM/PFA galleries are closed may be accommodated, depending on staff availability.

    Admission for UC Berkeley groups is free. Special guided tours of BAM/PFA exhibitions, led by UC Berkeley graduate students, are available to UC Berkeley classes and groups at no charge.

    To request a curriculum-specific tour or collection-viewing session for your class, contact Academic Liaison Lynne Kimura at kimura4@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-1002.

    Please review this important visitor information before your visit.


    Schedule a tour or class visit for UC Berkeley groups