Gallery Tours

Health & Safety for Onsite Group Experiences

Onsite Public Tours are back!

To ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, group tours of 15 or more will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Complimentary masks will be provided through the admissions desk for any visitors who might need them. Please visit our Health & Safety Page for details and exceptions.


Public Gallery Tours

Please note: Our volunteer docents will be on a much-deserved holiday vacation November 30-December 31 and no onsite tours will be held. Virtual public and private tours are still available, see calendar for a full schedule or contact to book your tour.

Meet at the main admissions desk to enjoy a docent-led gallery tour free with your general admission ticket. Choose from 'Best of Bowers' highlights of the permanent collection or 'Public Gallery Tour' - a sort of choose your own adventure theme. Tours are subject to volunteer docent availability and may need to be cancelled without notice. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Tue - Fri*
1 pm Best of Bowers Public Tour
2 pm Public Gallery Tour

11 am Public Gallery Tour
1 pm Best of Bowers Public Tour
2 pm Public Gallery Tour

11:30 am Public Gallery Tour
*1 pm Best of Bowers Public Tour
2:30 pm Public Gallery Tour

*Note: There will be no tours on the first Wed, first Fri, second Thur, and Third Tues of the month until further notice because of volunteer shortages due to the pandemic. There will also be no 1 pm Best of Bowers Tours on Festival Days.

Virtual Public Gallery Tours

During uncertain times, making connections is more important than ever. Let the Bowers continue Bringing the World to You.

Highly trained docents will lead you on a virtual tour through our galleries to explore the connections between cultures around the globe.

Registration is now open for virtual public tours, geared for all ages. Use the drop down menu below to explore tour options or checkout the Program Calendar for upcoming dates and reserve your virtual spot today!

$5 Members, $10 General. Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation prior to the tour.

Private Group Tours

Book your Group Tour today! Email or call us at 714-567-3680.

Plan an extraordinary day for your group! Bowers offers a variety of docent-guided and self-guided touring options through any of our permanent or special exhibitions. Group of 15 or more enjoy special discounts on admission, dining, and shopping! Ask about adding an adult art project to your tour to enhance the experience.

Click Here to Download Group Tour Flyer

Click Here to Download Group Tour Rules and Guidelines

Virtual Private Group Tours

Have fun and experience something new with loved ones, near and far. Book a private tour to take online with friends and family, on your chosen date and time.

Contact us at or (714) 567-3680 to book your virtual experience today!

Member $5 General $10. Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation prior to the tour. Discounted pricing available for groups of 50 or more.

School Tours + Art Instruction: Onsite and Online!

Tuesday - Friday, 9 am- 4 pm

Experience social emotional learning -- across your curriculum -- through the arts. All virtual K-12 school tours are 30 minutes with accompanying art instruction.

Visit the School Tours page for details or contact us at or (714) 567-3680 to book your tour today!

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
  • Enjoy specially priced group dining options through Tangata
  • Groups of 20 or more also receive 20% discount in the Gallery Store – more than shopping, it’s a cultural experience!
  • Tour Operators receive 1 free ticket for every 15 purchased!

Click here to download a Group Tour Flyer.

General Admission for Groups

Adults: $14
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $11
Members and Children (under 12): Free

Special-Ticketed Exhibitions for Groups

Adults: $22
Seniors (age 62+) and Students (12+): $19
Children (Under 12): $7
Children (Under 3): Free
Members (after first free visit):$10


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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Bowers Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on:
Fourth of July
New Year's Day