Every visit to The Dali reveals something unique that will expand your mind the way only Salvador Dali can. Creative energy is sown over every inch of our grounds, and we encourage you to either explore it at your own pace with maps and family gallery hunts or take a guided tour. We offer free docent-led public tours of the galleries and a special architectural building tour on weekends. We also offer private docent-led tours for an additional fee in many languages with advanced reservations.
Gallery Public Tours (free with admission)
Experience our comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali works under the guidance of one of our expert tour guides. You’ll learn all about the man, the art and the legend that is Salvador Dali. Perfecte!
- Monday – Friday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
- Thursday Evening (Museum open late): 5:30pm, 6:30pm
- Saturday: 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
- Sunday: 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1pm (en Espanol*), 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
- *Spanish Gallery Public Tours
Experience a special tour of the collection of Dali works led by a Spanish-speaking tour guide. Sundays at 1pm.
Architecture Tours (free with admission)
The Dali’s building combines the rational with the fantastical: a simple rectangle with 18-inch thick hurricane-proof walls out of which erupts a large free-form geodesic glass bubble. Inside stands a three-story helical staircase recalling Dali’s obsession with the double helical shape of the DNA molecule. The gardens create a unique environment of learning and tranquility. Explore the building and learn more about this architectural wonder that AOL Travel named “One of the top ten buildings to see in your lifetime.” Regular admission is required. Please meet approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour in the “Overlook” on the third floor.
- Saturday: 1:45pm
- Sunday: 12:45pm and 1:45pm
Garden Tours (free with admission)
Dali’s fascination with and reference to the mathematics found in nature were a constant throughout his career. The Dali Museum public garden tour examines the Museum’s artistic outdoor environs in relationship to works of the Surrealist master, in a 30-minute tour of the campus. Explore the “chaos” and dreamlike qualities of the Grotto and its living wall and Fountain of Youth and the more “organized”beauty of the Avant Garden, full of mathematical references, sculpture and a labyrinth.
- Thursdays (weather permitting): 11am
Private Docent Tours (additional fee)
Private docent-led tours with privacy headsets are available with advanced notice. These tours can encompass the entire collection; focus on specific areas of interest such as mathematics, science, psychology and religion; or try our popular “Provoca-Tour” which delves into the more provocative subjects in Dali’s works. We offer private tours in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian and Japanese. To learn more or to schedule your tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727.623.4778. Private tours require 48 hours’ notice.
Audio Guides (free with admission)
Complimentary audio guides are available on a first come, first served basis. Guides are available in English, German, Spanish, French and a playful “Mr. Mustache” Tour designed especially for younger visitors (best for ages 5–13; available in English). If you download The Dali App and bring your earbuds, you can skip the line for audio tour equipment.