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All Tours Cancelled

The Museum is closed temporarily. All events and tours have been cancelled.

The health and safety of museum visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Please check back for further updates. The university has adopted new policies on spring semester classes, residential life, travel, events and campus visitors. Find this update and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.

Public Highlights Tours

Public highlights tours are offered Thursdays at 6 PM Sundays at 2 PM. Led by a knowledgeable museum gallery guide, each interactive highlights tour focuses on a theme or a particular exhibition. Highlights tours are for individuals or groups of 10 or fewer people. For more than 10 people, please schedule a group tour. Please see information below to schedule a group tour.

The Thursday highlights tour at 6 PM is free. The Sunday highlights tour at 2 PM is free with general admission. Ticketed exhibition tours have a small additional fee to the ticket price. Tours last approximately one hour. No reservations necessary.

Tours in Spanish / Tours en español

Spanish language tours are available by request. To learn more, or to schedule a guided tour in Spanish, email

Visitas en español están disponibles a pedido. Para saber más información, o para programar una visita guiada en español, envíe un correo electrónico

American Sign Language Interpreters

An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter can be available for guided tours or public programs, if requested two weeks in advance, a by emailing

Group Tours

Groups of 11 or more can arrange private guided tours at any time during open museum hours. Please email or call 919-684-1169 for prices and arrangements.

Spotlight Art Tours

Spotlight Art Tours (formerly Slow Art Tours) are for visitors to enjoy art at a slower pace, concentrating on a single work of art for 30-45 minutes. Free with admission; no reservations necessary. Spotlight Art Tours take place every third Sunday at 2 PM.

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The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In accordance with Duke University, the museum is closed to visitors until further notice. The café and store are closed. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.