Private Gallery Tours

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Contact us at (714) 567-3680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plan an extraordinary day for your group! Whether planning a visit for 15 or for 150, the Bowers offers a variety of docent-guided and self-guided touring options through any of our permanent or special exhibitions. Group tours of 15 or more enjoy special discounts on admission, dining, and shopping!


GROUP benefits

When you schedule your tour through the Tours Office, groups of 15 or more receive some special group benefits!

  • Groups of 15 or more receive $1 off general admission and $3 special exhibitions!
  • May include a private, guided tour led by our amazing docents!
  • Groups of 15 or more can enjoy selections from our specially priced Tangata Group Menu
  • Groups of 25 or more also receive 20% discount in the Gallery Store – more than shopping, it’s a cultural experience!

Docent-Guided TOURS

Docent-guided tours are available for any of our featured or permanent exhibitions. A docent-guided tour covers one gallery and typically lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. We also offer a special docent-guided tour called “Best of the Bowers” featuring highlights of galleries throughout the museum, providing an in-depth look at the museum’s unique collections!

Docent-guided tours can be scheduled Tuesdays-Fridays after 12 pm or Saturdays and Sundays starting as early as 11 am.

We require a minimum of 15 guests to receive special group rates and benefits. There is no additional fee for a docent-guided tour. Groups of less than 15 guests may schedule a private, guided tour at the regular admission rate.


SELF-Guided TOURS

Self-guided tours can be scheduled anytime during regular museum hours, Tuesday - Sunday 10 am-4p m, and can be completed at your group's own pace. We require a minimum of 15 guests in order to receive special group rates and benefits.


DINING AT TANGATA

TANGATA is open for lunch Tuesday – Friday from 11 am-3 pm, with a new Brunch menu available Saturdays & Sundays!

If you are a group of less than 15 guests and would like to plan a dining experience at Tangata during your visit, please contact the restaurant directly for reservations at 714-550-0906.

Groups of 15 or more can contact Al Kanjo of Patina Catering at 949-244-7619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 2 weeks in advance for group reservations and specially priced group dining options. Additional menu options, including reduced portion sizes at reduced rates, may be available for your group.

If you are dining at Tangata, your parking fee can be reimbursed through the parking attendant with Tangata validation before 3 pm, or at the Visitor Services desk after.

For more information about Tangata, Click here


GROUP RATES - GENERAL ADMISSION

Weekdays
Adults: $12 
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $9
Members and Children ( under 12): FREE (up to 2 children free per paying adult)
Pricing includes entry to all general admission galleries, and does not include specially ticketed exhibitions

Weekend
Adults: $14
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $11
Members and Children (under 12): FREE (up to 2 children free per paying adult)
Pricing includes entry to all general admission galleries, and does not include specially ticketed exhibitions

GROUP RATES - SPECIAL EXHIBITIONs

Weekdays
Adults: $20
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $17
Members: $7
Children (under 12): FREE (up to 2 children free per paying adult)
Pricing includes entry to all general and special admission galleries

Weekend
Adults: $22
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $19
Members: $7
Children (under 12): FREE (up to 2 children free per paying adult)
Pricing includes entry to all general and special admission galleries


QUESTIONS? Ready to Schedule?

Please contact the Tours Office at 714-567-3680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.