Admission is Free | Open Wed–Sun
Online reservations for guided and self-guided visits are required at least two weeks in advance. Visits are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are committed to removing financial barriers by offering all K-12 schools free admission; no fees are associated with guided or self-guided tours. At this time, we are unable to accept unsolicited applications for bus scholarships.
Guided K-12 Visits
We offer guided visits for the Fowler’s ongoing exhibition, Intersections: World Art, Local Lives. These engagements, which highlight different systems of knowledge defined by communities around the globe, past and present, support classroom learning in social studies/history, visual arts, and ethnic studies.
We also offer guided visits of the museum’s temporary exhibitions. Led by Fowler staff and K-12 student educators, these visits are followed by hands-on art-making activities and serve Common Core Standards.
Each guided visit can accommodate a maximum of 50 students. One adult chaperone per 10 students is required. Visits are scheduled for 90 minutes, unless otherwise noted.
Self-Guided K-12 Visits
Ready to lead your own tour of the Fowler Museum? Self-guided groups are welcome to explore any of the museum’s current exhibitions.
Self-guided tours for school groups are available Wednesdays through Fridays, when the museum is open to the general public. Each self-guided visit can accommodate a maximum of 35 students. Schools wishing to bring larger groups may request multiple self-guided visits on the same day, contingent on space availability. One adult chaperone per 10 students is required.
Parking Instructions for School Buses
For groups arriving at the Fowler Museum on a school bus, free parking is available approximately 5-10 minutes’ walk from the museum. Directions to the designated bus zone:
Faculty from UCLA and other universities from a variety of disciplines use the Fowler Museum as an extension of their classrooms. A visit to the Fowler can offer cultural context, exemplify ideas and concepts addressed in class, introduce visual literacy skills, and provide focus for student projects. There are many ways to integrate works of art into undergraduate and graduate courses. We are here to help you build Fowler exhibitions and collections into your syllabi.
University faculty may sign up for a guided visit with the Fowler staff or student educators—UCLA students trained to lead introductory visits to current exhibitions, close-looking exercises, and conversations inspired by exhibition themes. Faculty and staff interested in scheduling a guided tour are asked to participate in its development by furnishing additional information, such as the syllabus and learning objectives for the visit. Fowler educators are not able to accommodate all guided tour requests; you may be asked to schedule a self-guided tour if your learning objectives or class topics differ from the Fowler educators’ expertise. Faculty and staff may also schedule a visit and lead their own tour through the Fowler exhibitions.
To schedule a class visit, please complete our online request form below. Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow at least three weeks’ notice for guided tour requests, and at least one week’s notice for self-guided tour requests.