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Art du Jour Tour & Lunch

This special opportunity allows groups to enjoy an elegant lunch in the Museum's garden themed Orientation Gallery, designed and painted by trompe l'oeil artist Christian Thee. Lunch is followed by a private guided tour of the Museum’s Collection or traveling exhibition. This tour can accommodate up to 30 people.

  • Groups can choose from two delicious lunch options: *Price includes group admission.
  • Box Lunch Special includes two wraps, salad, dessert, and beverage. $20 per person for the Museum’s Collection or $25 for Nature and the Grand American Vision
  • Buffett Lunch Special includes entree, two sides, dessert, and beverage. $30 per person for the Museum’s Collection or $35 for Nature and the Grand American Vision
  • Please make a reservation at least 3 weeks prior to your visit.

Want to learn more? Contact us at 803.343.2163 or tours@columbiamuseum.org.

Guided Tour

Interested in an in-depth tour of the Museum's Collection or traveling exhibition? Schedule a guided tour for your group. Trained docents in the Volunteer Educator Corp can share their knowledge and love of art with your group.

  • $10 per person (Minimum 10 people)
  • $80 non-refundable reservation deposit fee
  • Please make a reservation at least 2 weeks prior to your visit

Want to learn more? Contact us at 803.343.2163 or tours@columbiamuseum.org.

Self-Directed Group Tour

Schedule a date for your group to view the Museum's galleries at your own pace. Informative text panels and exhibition catalogues enhance your experience.

Want to learn more? Contact us at 803.343.2163 or tours@columbiamuseum.org.

Art Uncorked: Private Tours for the Thirsty

Personalized tours are a wonderful way to get the most out of your museum visit, add adding a private reception with refreshments can help your group create your own cultural event. The Museum's lovely Orientation Gallery will serve as your group's private gathering room. You can choose your own theme for a tour, where trained docents will share their knowledge and love of art with your small group in an informal way - so you can ask questions and share your thoughts. Then, relax with your group in a private reception back in the Orientation Gallery and enjoy your choice of wine, beer, tea or lemonade and accompanying refreshments.

A private museum visit is ideal for your book club, garden club, birthday party or corporate event. Looking for a truly special romantic evening? We can help create the perfect atmosphere for just the two of you.
$200 or $150 (Museum members) for 10 people. $15 for each additional guest.

Want to learn more? Contact us at 803.343.2163 or tours@columbiamuseum.org.

We want to share our love of art with you and your students! Whether it’s elementary school through college, home school or public, we’ve got the perfect tour! We are looking forward to enriching, inspiring and engaging your students through new discoveries in art.

Interactive gallery tours based on the Museum's art collection or temporary exhibitions can be combined with hands-on creative projects in the studios. All school groups, including self-guided school groups, must have a reservation. School Group Tour pricing is available Tuesday through Saturday each week.

  • $3 per person (minimum of 10 students)
  • Required number of chaperones free (one adult per 10 students) $3 extra per chaperone
  • $35 non-refundable reservation deposit fee
  • Please make a reservation at least 2 weeks prior to your visit

After completing your reservation, you will receive a pre-visit packet including a listing of nearby casual dining restaurants. Boyd Plaza, in front of the Museum, is a lovely spot for enjoying bag lunches on sunny days. Finlay Park, located within one block of the Museum, is also a great location to enjoy lunch.

Schedule your tour today!

Pre-register Online, call Kayleigh Vaughn at 803.343.2163 or email tours@columbiamuseum.org.

Please complete and submit the form bellow to begin the registration process. Kayleigh Vaughn will contact you to confirm and finalize your group tour reservation.
Questions? Contact Kayleigh at 803.343.2163 or tours@columbiamuseum.org for more information about tours offered.

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