Informal, guided museum tours began at The Cummer in 1962 by a small group of volunteers.
Today, The Cummer offers a wide variety of programs serving over 30,000 students and their teachers each year. The Museum’s educational tours allow for first-hand examination of original works of art from Ancient Egyptian sculpture through American twentieth-century painting. Trained docents engage students in meaningful discussions of the social, historic, and artistic context of works of art. Complementing the gallery visit, each tour includes time in the museum’s beautiful gardens as well as hands-on exploration with studio art projects and activities in Art Connections, the museum’s interactive center.