School of Fine ArtsThe William Benton Museum of Art

Group Tours

Tours of the Exhibitions
Exclusive docent-guided tours of special exhibitions provide historical context, illuminate overarching themes, and highlight individual artworks through detailed examinations.  Tours may be available in several languages, including French. Call at least two weeks in advance to inquire and schedule a tour of the exhibitions with your friends or colleagues.

Campus Art Walks
Around almost every corner, there’s a surprise. Works of art are found across UConn’s Storrs campus, but what do they represent? And who made them? You can find out by joining a docent-led ‘art walk’.  Bring your friends and colleagues for a lunchtime walk while you learn about the art on UConn’s campus. Wear your walking shoes!  On scheduled tour days meet at the Benton Welcome Desk.

Can’t make a scheduled tour? Call 860-486-4520 to arrange a special walking tour for your friends or colleagues.  Group must be 6 or more people.

About the Art Walk

Campus Art Walks:  Self Guided Tour using your cell phone – coming soon.

Planning your Group Tours

Exhibitions change frequently, so please call ahead for current exhibition information or check our website for a preview of upcoming attractions.

Docent Guided Tours of current exhibitions can be arranged. Please call the Education Office at 860-486-1711 to plan your group tour.

Make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance of your requested tour date and have an alternate date to ease scheduling. Guided tours are available Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Self-Guided Tours are welcomed. However, it is important to schedule your group tour in advance so there is no conflict with other scheduled tours. Please schedule your tour by email or calling the Education Office. Self-guided tours may be scheduled Wed through Friday and weekend hours.

Large groups We can accommodate a group with a maximum number of 45.

Length of tour is approximately 50 minutes or more if you are including a writing activity or project.

Cost of guided tour is $5 per person

Lunch is available in The Beanery Cafe in the building or steps away at the UCONN Student Union where there is plenty of seating and your group can bring their own lunch or buy it there. We also have a lovely shade garden behind the museum that is perfect for picnicking.

Late Arrival Policy is for groups arriving more than 15 minutes late. We cannot guarantee their full scheduled tour. Prompt arrival is essential. If you are going to be late, please call 860-486-4520 to let us know.

Tour Cancellations or rescheduling, the day before or the day of the tour, please call 860-486-1711 AND 860-486-4520 to notify your docents and us.