GroupToursBanner.png

Group Tours

Each year, thousands of visitors receive a guided tour through the galleries of Kern County’s only accredited art museum.

A qualified BMoA Docent leads groups through the current exhibitions while discussing art fundamentals and art history, and how they relate to the works on display.

Every tour has the option to prearrange an art project for children or adults during their visit. Art projects are based on the themes and visuals of the current exhibitions.


Group Tour Pricing

Schools and Non-Profits:
Free | $4 per guest with art project

Seniors (55+):
$4 per guest | $8 per guest with art project

All Other Organizations:
$5 per guest | $9 per guest with art project

Self-Guided Tours (no Docent):
Available at the prices listed above

10 guests minimum for all tours. After an online request form is submitted below, the Museum will contact you to confirm your tour date(s).

All tours must be confirmed and payments must be arranged in advance.

IMG_1237Crop.jpg

Group Tour Rules & Information

To ensure the safety of not only the artwork on display, but the safety of others,
BMoA has strict rules for gallery behavior. Please inform your group of these rules before arriving.

  • Keep hands at least one, arms-length away from artwork and the walls.

  • There is no horseplay or running allowed in any areas of the museum.

  • It is expected that chaperones will intervene to prevent any misbehavior in
    the galleries.

  • Students must use their "inside voices;" no yelling or screaming of any kind.

  • Absolutely no food or drink is allowed inside the Museum.

  • You are allowed to take photographs, but no flash photography.


Groups that fail to follow the above rules
may be asked to leave and potentially be prohibited from visiting the Museum in the future.

Group tours must be requested 2 weeks in advance. Group tours are approximately 60-minutes and are offered Tuesday-Friday between 10AM and 2PM. Saturday tours may be arranged based on BMoA Docent availability.

Checking In:
Please have one representative check in with our front desk Museum Assistant and give them the total number of children and adults that will be entering the Museum. If necessary, art project payments should be made at this time. Your BMoA Docent will meet your group in front of the Museum.

Optional Art Project:

Every tour has the option to prearrange an art project for children or adults during their visit. Art projects are based on the themes and visuals of our current exhibitions. Adding an Art Project is an additional $4 per guest. NOTE: The addition of an Art Project will not increase the Group Tour’s 60-minute time .

Chaperones:
We require one chaperone per ten students (under the age of 12). Chaperones are required to remain with students at all times.

Artwork Content:
Parents and teachers should be aware that some of the artwork at the Museum may contain nudity. Please contact the front desk assistant to inquire about the content of our exhibitions before scheduling your group tour.

Belongings:
Backpacks and large bags are not allowed in the galleries. Please check in your belongings with the front desk assistant before your tour.

Payment:
All tours must be paid in advance to confirm your Group Tour. To pay via PO or check, please contact Natalia Perez nperez@bmoa.org.

Cancellations:
To receive a full refund for a cancellation, you must contact nperez@bmoa.org no later than one week before the scheduled tour date.


IMG_7469.jpg

Request a Group Tour

Please read the Group Tour Rules & Information
before submitting your request.

For additional questions or concerns, please email
BMoA Volunteer Coordinator Natalia Perez at nperez@bmoa.org.


Become a Group Tour Sponsor

Support the BMoA’s Group Tour Program by becoming a sponsor! Your donation supports all areas of the museum including preservation of the permanent collection of over 350 works, visiting exhibitions, and youth art education and outreach. To learn more, contact BMoA Development Coordinator Alli Duncan at (661) 323-7219 or email aduncan@bmoa.org