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Group Tours

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

BMoA Docents are trained to lead groups through current exhibitions, promoting art conversation, discussing art fundamentals, 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

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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.

  • Walk at all times.

  • Whisper voices must be used unless contributing to a conversation with a BMoA Docent.

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

  • Photographs may only be taken without flash.

  • All backpacks are large bags will be checked in with a staff member.


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

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

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

Chaperones:
We require one chaperone per ten students (under the age of 12). Chaperones are required to remain with students at all times. It is expected that chaperones will intervene to prevent any misbehavior and will not make conversations among each other while BMoA Docents are speaking to students.

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.

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 tour’s 60-minute time .


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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