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Welcome to Fantastic Art!

The American Visionary Art Museum is a perfect destination for your school's field trip or group outing. We have a variety of exhibitions and educational offerings that will make your day at the museum an unforgettable experience! Take a look through our handy group visit information below, or contact our Visitor Experience Coordinator, Sara Pike:, or 410-244-1900 x216 if you have any questions. Thanks and we look forward to helping you plan your group's visit to AVAM!


American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
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Phone: 410-244-1900

Group Visits Contact:

Sara Pike
410-244-1900 x216


Tuesday–Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Group Admission Prices:

For groups of 10 or more people

  • K-12 Students: $6.00 / student
  • College Students: $8.00 / student
  • Adults/Teachers/Chaperones: $10.00 / person
  • Students age 6 and under: FREE
  • Title One Schools: FREE
  • Adult Chaperones for school groups of 70 or more: FREE

PLEASE NOTE: No backpacks, food, or drink allowed in the museum. Thank you!

Scheduling a Group Visit in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read through our FAQs (below) for important Group Visit guidelines.
  2. Select a few possible dates for your visit.
  3. Fill out the GROUP VISIT REQUEST FORM (choose the form for your type of group):

K-12 Student Group Visit Request Form

College & Adult Group Visit Request Form

After submitting your Group Visit Request Form: you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. You will also receive a packet and letter from AVAM in the mail a few weeks prior to your visit that contains important Museum information and policies for your Group.

AVAM School Group Visit FAQs:

Do I need to schedule my visit in advance?

Yes. We request at least one month notice in order to best prepare for your visit.

How much will my visit cost?

Please see our Group Admission Prices above.

How many students can I bring on my visit?

The museum can accommodate groups of 10 to 80 students.

How many chaperones do I need to bring with my group?

You need at least one chaperone for every ten students over the age of 8. If your students are younger than 8 years old, you will need one chaperone for every five students. Chaperones must accompany their students at all times while on the museum's campus.

Can my group request a docent or tour guide?

Yes! You may request a docent for your visit for groups of 10 or more, and we will do our very best to provide one. Please note that our amazing docents are volunteers and are unable to provide tours for every group that places a request. If you're a group of less than 10, you may be interested in our FREE public tour every Saturday at 2:30pm. No reservations are necessary. Just meet the docent in AVAM’s main building, Saturday at 2:30pm.

Is my group required to have a docent or tour guide?

No. AVAM is designed to be self-guided. We have provided extensive wall text, scavenger hunts for students and information about our artists on the walls throughout the galleries.

Can my group do a workshop in the classroom?

Yes! Workshops must be scheduled in advance, and are available for K-12 students Tuesday-Friday. Workshop sessions are offered at 10:15AM, 11:15AM, 1:15PM or 2:15PM and each session runs for about 1 hour. The cost for a workshop is $2 per student. At this time, we can only accommodate groups of 10-60 students for a workshop. Please contact our Group Visits Coordinator to schedule your workshop – or 410-244-1900 x216.

Can the chaperones participate in the workshops?

No. Chaperones may not participate in the workshops unless prior arrangements have been made.

Can my group have lunch at the museum?

Yes! Weather permitting, we recommend bringing a picnic and blankets to eat on Federal Hill. During colder months, please ask our Education Coordinator about making arrangements for students to have lunch indoors. Prior arrangements must be made.

Can we bring backpacks or lunches into the museum?

No. AVAM requests groups to leave all bags, backpacks and lunches on their bus. Unfortunately we do not have a secure place to store these items inside the museum.

How do I pay for my group?

AVAM accepts cash, check or charge (Visa, Mastercard & Discover). For groups, we need one payment transaction on the day of your visit. To arrange pre-payment, please contact our Group Visits Coordinator: or 410-244-1900 x216.

Can my group visit Sideshow, AVAM's gift shop?

Yes. Students are welcome to explore Sideshow in groups of 10 or less. A chaperone must accompany students in the gift shop and keep a watchful eye.

Some Handy Info for Groups: