Adult Learning

Docent Tours


The Springfield Art Museum offers guided tours free of charge. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a docent-led tour is a great way to explore the Museum! Tours are available for groups of all kinds and for all ages. They generally last 45 minutes to an hour and can be customized to fit the needs and interests of your group. To ensure docent availability, please schedule your tour at least a month in advance. Contact the Museum Educator at (417) 837-5700 or kbaird@springfieldmo.gov with questions or to schedule a tour. 

Interested in becoming a docent? Learn more by visiting our Become a Docent Page.

Lectures and Gallery Talks


The Springfield Art Museum offers opportunities to learn from visiting artist, curators, and scholars through lectures and gallery talks.  These are produced in a variety of formats from lectures to panel discussions and typically coincide with exhibitions.  To find out more, see our calendar by clicking here or join our mailing list by clicking here.


Interpretation Workshops


Are you looking for new ways to experience and make meaning from art?  Join us one Thursday of each month from 5-7pm for guided explorations of art on view.  Past workshops have utilized sound, creative writing, and theater techniques to spark discussion.  Each workshop is unique, and most are led by guest facilitators.  Contact the Museum Educator at (417) 837-5700 or kbaird@springfieldmo.gov for more information.  The next Interpretation Workshop is July 27. 
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