Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

TOURS

Guided Tours

Guided Tours 

Palm Springs Art Museum's Docent Council is made up of generous volunteers. Docents are critical to the appreciation of our museum by the viewing public.

Public Tours
Palm Springs Art Museum offers a variety of Docent guided tours highlighting the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

General tours at Palm Springs Art Museum
One hour tours of the Permanent Collection are offered free with museum admission. Visitors will have a general tour of the collection excluding special exhibitions. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour.

    Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday - 2pm

    Thursday evenings 5 p.m. 

    Thursday "Ask Me!" - 4-8 p.m. 

Exhibition tours at Palm Springs Art Museum
One hour tours of the current exhibition. Included with admission. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion
One hour tours of the current exhibition and admission are free with museum admission. Visitors will have an in-depth tour of the exhibition. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour.

     Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 10:30 a.m. and/or 1:30 p.m.
     Thursday – 6 p.m. "Ask Me!" docents 

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

     Tours of the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden - 10 a.m.

Group Tours
Group tours, either self-guided or docent-led, may be arranged by completing the online reservation. Due to the heavy demand for docent-led tours and the limitations of space and docents, we encourage you to schedule your tours as early as possible. Please give at least a two week advance notice. Group rates are available for groups with 12 or more.

Contact Daniel Hogan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 760-322-4850 to arrange a tour. 

Frey House II tours
Docent guided tours of the Frey House II are offered by special request only for Architecture Students, Architects, and approved tour operators with a minimum of 72 hours notice. Please contact Michael Hinkle, at 760-322-4897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements. Please note this tour is $75 per person and student rate with ID $37.50. (4 person minimum).

The general public can access the Frey House II via our official tour operator - The Modern Tour 760-904-0904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A+D Center Architectural Icons Walking Tour - for information about this guided tour click HERE