Adult Tours

Group-Tour

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!

 

special GROUP benefits

When you schedule your tour through the Tours Office, you can receive some special group benefits

  • Groups of 15 or more Save $1 off general admission and $3 off special exhibitions!
  • Schedule a private docent-guided tour of any exhibition!
  • Groups of 15 or more enjoy special Tangata group menu options!
  • 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 special 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 a great overview of the museum’s unique collections!

Docent-guided tours can be scheduled Tuesday - Friday, starting as early as 12:30pm, with the last available tour starting at 2pm, or select Saturdays and Sundays starting as early as 11am with the last avalailable tour starting at 2pm.

We require a minimum of 15 guests to receive special group rates and benefits. Groups of 4-14 guests can now schedule docent-guided tours at regular admission price. There is no additional fee for a docent-guided tour. 


SELF-Guided TOURS

Self-guided tours can be scheduled anytime during regular museum hours, Tuesday - Sunday between 10am-4pm, and can be completed at your group's own pace.

We require a minimum of 15 guests for a self-guided group tour in order to receive special group rates and benefits.


Audio Tours

The Bowers offers audio tours featuring highlights from the Bowers Collection in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. Audio tours can be downloaded prior to your visit or during your visit on any mobile device. To learn more or to download an audio tour Click here


DINING AT TANGATA

Tangata is open for lunch Tuesday – Sunday from 11am-3pm.

If you are a group of less than 15 and plan on including a dining experience at Tangata on your visit day, please contact Tangata directly for reservations at 714-550-0906.

Groups of 15 or more can order from Tangata’s specially priced group menu. For more information, please contact the catering office at least 2 weeks in advance for reservations and group dining options at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about Tangata, Click here


EXHIBITIONS

Want to learn more about the current and upcoming exhibitions at the Bowers? Visit our Exhibitions page by clicking here


Public Programs

Don’t forget to check the calendar for any public programs that may be available as a part of your visit. Public Programs include lectures by respected speakers and experts from around the world, music and dance performances celebrating world cultures, or film screenings featuring diverse cultural and historic topics. For more information on upcoming Public Programs, Click here


GROUP RATES - GENERAL ADMISSION

For groups of 15 or more

Weekdays
Adults: $12 
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $9
Members and Children ( under 12): FREE
Pricing includes entry to all general galleries, except for specially ticketed exhibitions

Weekend 
Adults: $14
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $11
Members and Children (under 12): FREE
Pricing includes entry to all general galleries, except for specially ticketed exhibitions

 

GROUP RATES - SPECIAL EXHIBITION ADMISSION

For groups of 15 or more

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


QUESTIONS? 

For questions, 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.