Group Visits

Self-Guided Visits

Self-Guided group tours are available during regular museum hours:

Tuesday-Thursday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday |10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday| 10a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sunday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

To schedule your visit, please call (504) 658-4100 or email

Discounted rates for adult groups of 10 people or more with advance reservations are as follows:

Adults | $10.00
Seniors (65 and older) & Military| $8.00
Students and faculty with college ID | $6.00
Children (ages 7-12) | $6.00
Children (6 and under) | FREE

Teenagers (ages 13 – 19)| FREE with TEEN PASS, courtesy of The Helis Foundation

Docent-Guided Adult Tours

Docent-Guided tours are available by request during regular museum hours for groups of 10 or more visitors. Tours must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Availability is not guaranteed.

Please contact call (504) 658-4100 or email for more information.


Public Museum Highlights Tours

Daily (Tuesday – Sunday) at 1 p.m.

Meet in the Great Hall for these docent-guided tours. Pre-registration is not necessary.

NOMA Mobile Guide and Audio Tour

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features a smart phone audio tour available to all visitors for use on their own device. Please inquire at the entrance to the Sculpture Garden for more information and directions for accessing the tour.

Several select mobile tours are available for use on individual smart phones. Please follow directions on the kiosk or ask a visitor service attendant at the Front Desk for assistance in accessing the tour.

School Tours

More information on scheduling a K-12 school visit can be found here.