Plan Your School Visit


Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance.


Mini Tours are one hour, Guided Tours are 90 minutes, Sketchbook Tours are two hours and Installation Labs are three hours. Groups of up to 60 people can be accommodated for the Guided Tour and for the Sketchbook Tour. Up to 45 students can participate in Installation Labs. For students under the age of 18, one chaperone for every 10 students is required.


Group Rates are $14 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Groups may enjoy a $2 discount per person while our gallery at 1414 Monterey Street is closed for installation through October 6.


Tours are available Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-3:30pm and Sunday from 1-3:30pm. Guided tours cannot be given to groups without reservations. Groups arriving unannounced may be refused admission, and will not be eligible for the group rate.


The MF Café cannot accommodate tour groups unless prior arrangements have been made with museum staff. If you would like to bring your own bagged lunch, please arrange for this when scheduling your visit.


For more information or to make a reservation, call 412.231.3169 or e-mail



Free parking is available in the Mattress Factory's parking lot at 505 Jacksonia Street. The lot is for cars only. Buses can drop off visitors at 505 Jacksonia Street, but must find on-street parking. A map and directions are available here.



The museum’s galleries at 500 Sampsonia Way are wheelchair accessible. The galleries at 516 Sampsonia Way and 1414 Monterey Street are not handicap accessible beyond the first floor. Please notify the Education Department in advance of your visit to inform us of any special needs so that we can properly accommodate your visit. For more information, visit the Accessibility page.


You can reach the Education Department by calling 412.231.3169 or by emailing