Notice

The museum will be closed to the public on Thursday, September, 29.

Group Tours

Bring your group of 15 or more on a visit to the DIA, which is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.

A DIA Volunteer talks about Rivera Court to a small group of museum visitors. 

A DIA Volunteer talks about Rivera Court to a small group of museum visitors. 

The Detroit Institute of Arts offers discounted general admission for groups of 15 or more, and we are happy to customize your experience so that your visit is exactly what you are looking for. Groups from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties receive free general admission, but please reserve your visit in advance to ensure we are ready to greet you upon arrival.

Please note that the DIA Contemporary galleries will be closed for a reinstallation that will affect some tours for the next two years.

Tour Types

GooseChase | Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Tour the museum and discover new works with our new scavenger hunts through the GooseChase app.

Learn More

Family looking at art in the museum.
School bus unloading students at the DIA.

PreK - 12 Field Trips / Youth Groups

We provide free field trips and free bus transportation to schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Schools in other locations have a discounted admission fee of $5.

Apply for a field trip

College/University Groups

We're happy to welcome your college or university class or group on a self-guided visit.

Apply for a College/University Group Tour

College students on a tour of the DIA.
Group of seniors on a tour, looking at stained glass.

Senior Visits at the Museum

The DIA welcomes adults 55 and older for a self-guided visit of our collections. Groups of 25 or more in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties can receive free bus transportation.

Apply for a Senior visit 

Other Adult Groups

Want to bring your family reunion, corporate staff or other adult groups for a visit to the DIA? We’d love to have you!

Apply for a Group Visit

Group of adults touring a museum gallery.

Group Visit Guidelines

  • Any change in group size or cancellation must be made two weeks prior to the arranged date.
  • Deposits and room fees are non-refundable charges.
  • All food service packages require a final guaranteed guest count five business days prior to the day of the event. Client will be charged for the final guarantee or actual attendance, whichever is greater. Once a payment has been made, all sales are final and payments are not transferable.
  • On the day of your visit only: if you need to call due to lateness, contact Visitor Services at 313-833-7916 if there is no answer at the Group Sales office.
  • Group leader must check in at the Group Check-In Desk located at the entrance on John R Street. Please bring your confirmation letter with you upon arrival.

If you have any questions, contact Group Reservations at (313) 833-1292 or by fax at (313) 833-1543.