January 25 - April 21, 2013


Seniors & Military:$12
Children (5 & under): Free

Free Sunday admission and reciprocal membership programs do not apply to this exhibition.


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.

Orientation Gallery
  • Groups can choose from
    two delicious lunch options:
  • Box Lunch Special includes two wraps, salad, dessert, and beverage. $25 per person*
  • Buffett Lunch Special includes entree, two sides, dessert, and beverage. $35 per person*
  • Please make a reservation at least 3 weeks prior to your visit.
  • *Prices include group admission.

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.

Group of visitors enjoying informative tour.
  • $12 per person (Minimum 10 people)
  • $80 non-refundable reservation deposit fee
  • Please make a reservation at least 2 weeks prior to your visit

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.


Group of school students learning on a group tour.

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 school group tour today!

Call Kayleigh Vaughn at 803.343.2163 or email tours@columbiamuseum.org.