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Schedule a Tour or Print Viewing

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Tours

Docent-led tours can be arranged for classes or visiting groups free of charge. A member of the MoCP’s staff will guide visitors through the current exhibition.

Print Viewings

Groups, individuals, and classes may arrange a viewing of prints from the museum’s permanent collection and Midwest Photographers Project.  Print viewings are offered free of charge. A member of the MoCP’s staff will be available at all times to handle the artworks. For a docent guided lecture, you may select one of the eight topics above. Or, for a self-led discussion, you may select up to 20 collection objects or five MPP portfolios. To help create your list of requested work, you can view the entire collection online here. 

Hours

By appointment only Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Thursdays until 7:30 pm (Other visit times may be considered on an individual basis).

Scheduling

Appointments must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For tours and print viewings during the months of September and January, please contact us to schedule your appointment as early as possible to ensure availability during these peak times in the school semester. All appointments will be scheduled for one hour unless otherwise requested. Please note that reservations are offered on a first come, first served basis and our print study room is closed during exhibition installation. To ensure the safety of the artwork, we can only accommodate a maximum of 20 people for a print viewing and a maximum of 30 people for a tour. If you have a larger group, we will try to work with you to separate your group into sections to accommodate all students. 

Bus Subsidies

The MoCP offers a select number of bus subsidies for schools in need. Requests must be submitted on the "Schedule a Tour or Print Vieiwng" form at least three weeks prior to requested date of field trip. Schools with student populations of at least 50% who qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program through the National School Lunch Program are prioritized.

Cancellation

If you need to cancel an appointment, we require a 48-hour notice. Instructors or individuals who have missed scheduled visits more than two times will no longer be permitted to make appointments for future tours or print viewings. Groups who arrive late will be accommodated only until the scheduled end of their appointment.