Dali Museum school group tour

School Tours

Free K-12 School Field Trips – September through May

  • K-12th Grade Classroom-Based Groups (free)
  • Tuesday-Thursday at 10am or 11am
  • Includes the Works of Dalí permanent collection only. Special exhibit(s) not included in this program.
  • One-hour time period in the gallery
  • Maximum of 15 students and 1 free adult per timeslot (additional adults $23 each)
  • Limit 30 students per day
  • Must be scheduled in advance; filled on a first come, first served basis
  • Complimentary visit for students
  • Guided docent-led tours are provided based on availability.

Customized Field Trips – September through May

  • K-12th Grade Classroom-Based Groups
  • Tuesday-Thursday at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
  • Includes Works of Dalí permanent collection and access to special exhibit(s).
  • Unlimited time in the galleries
  • Ratio of 1 complimentary chaperone per 10 students
  • Limit 30 students per day
  • Must be scheduled in advance; filled on a first come, first served basis
  • Self-guided tour via The Dalí Museum App (bring your own device & headphones)
RegularSeasonal
Chaperone/Educator$23$25
Students (all ages)$14$17
Seasonal prices are active Nov 20, 2021 – May 22, 2022

If your K-12 classroom-based group requires special accommodations (time, date, content, etc.) or inclusion of a special exhibition that falls outside the qualifications for free school visits in our permanent collection, you may submit a Customized Field Trip request below. A staff member from the Group Experience Office will contact you within 72 hours. Additional fees will apply.


Homeschool Student Day

Free admission for homeschool students is offered twice a year between September and May.

Fall 2021 Homeschool Student Day will take place October 13, 2021 (10am-1pm).

  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance as space is limited; filled on a first come, first served basis; reservations are due by September 29
  • Admission fees are waived for students age 18 and under who are in a registered homeschool program
  • We can accomodate a 4:1 student to chaperone ratio per homeschool group
  • Admissions fees are waived for one adult per family (additional adults $23 each)
  • Students may explore the galleries at their own pace; Self-guided tours are available via The Dalí Museum App (bring your own device & headphones)
  • Onsite parking is not included

College Student Groups

Learn More about discounted group admission for college students.


dalí in the classroom

If you are interested in bringing The Dalí to your classroom virtually, learn more about our new program The Dalí in the Classroom for local middle & high school students.


planning your day

After you receive the email confirmation for your tour:

  • Thoroughly review your confirmation and the attached Teacher Guide.
  • Review the Museum Etiquette Guidelines with your students prior to arrival at the Museum.
  • Distribute the Chaperone Guidelines to all adults accompanying your group.
  • Tours last approximately one hour. Please note that should your group arrive late, your tour will be shortened to accommodate the amount of time left in your designated hour. Early arrivals will not be able to enter the galleries until the assigned time.
  • Chaperones are required to accompany students at a ratio of one chaperone per 10 students at all times – including in the Galleries, Avant Garden, Museum Store, Cafe, Theater, and Restrooms.
  • If you are planning to eat lunch before or after your tour, please be aware that the Museum does NOT offer a dedicated space to have lunch. Student groups may eat in the Plaza area between the Mahaffey Theater and the Dalí Museum, or in Albert Whitted Park across from the Dalí. These areas offer little shade at lunchtime. Please be conscious of the weather on the day of your trip.

Pinellas County Schools Referendum Funds may be available to cover the cost of your transportation needs. Learn more.


May I request more than one time slot?

Yes, you may request as many time slots as necessary to accommodate your group. However, the same students may not occupy more than one time slot to allow for more time in the galleries.

How long will our visit last?

Free K-12 School Field Trip
Reservations include a 1-hour tour of the permanent collection, with no additional time in the galleries. However, these groups may visit the first floor café, store, and gardens for any amount of time.

Customized Field Trip
Reservations have unlimited time to explore the galleries, as well as the first floor café, store, and gardens.

How many chaperones do I need?

Groups with visitors under the age of 18, or visiting with students of a K-12 school are required to have a chaperone ratio of 1:10 at minimum. All school groups receive one complimentary chaperone per 10 students. Additional chaperones will incur a per person fee.

For special needs student groups please email groups@thedali.org for more information.

Can I add more time/access to the special exhibition to my Free K-12 School Field Trip?

Yes, we currently offer the Upgrade Experience. Groups with a reservation for the Free K-12 School Field Trip may add unlimited time in the galleries following their docent tour, as well as access the special exhibition for a per student fee (and based on capacity).

May I have a docent tour with the Customized Field Trip?

No. Docents are only available for the Free K-12 School Field Trip. In place of a docent tour, self-guided tours are available on the free Dalí Museum app.

What are we allowed to bring inside the Museum?

Notebooks, pencils, cameras, and cellphones are welcome in the Museum, during your tour. Please ensure all cellphones are silenced and all camera flashes have been disabled.

Please note: Backpacks, purses, lunch boxes, camera bags, shopping bags and totes are not permitted in the Museum. These items should remain on the bus or in private vehicles.

What if I need to change my reservation date and/or arrival time?

Changes to reservation date and arrival time can be made directly with the scheduling office at groups@thedali.org or calling 727.623.4778. Free K-12 School Field Trip reservations may be changed one time during a school year, after which no further changes may be made (cancellation may be necessary). Customized Field Trips may be changed as many times as necessary, after a deposit has been provided.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

Please contact the scheduling office as soon as possible at 727.623.4778 and email groups@thedali.org.

Free K-12 School Field Trip
Reservations require a minimum of 2 week’s notice to cancel a reservation. Reservations cancelled with less than the required advance notice may not be eligible for the Free K-12 program for the following school year. Schools that reserve more than one time slot, and whose student count drops drastically less than 2 weeks prior to their reservation, may be counted as a cancellation.

Customized Field Trip
Reservations require a minimum of 2 weeks notice to cancel a reservation. Deposits are non-refundable if the school field trip is cancelled within 14 days of the reservation date.

Do you offer refunds for fewer students?

Refunds for fewer students may be given until 1 week prior to your reservation, after which time refunds may no longer be made.

Can I add more students upon arrival?

The Dalí Museum is following the recommendations of government and health organization by practicing physical distancing within the building. To best accommodate these recommendations, we are not able to add to reservations at this time.

Can students sketch in the galleries?

The Dalí Museum is following the recommendations of government and health organization by practicing physical distancing within the building. To best accommodate these recommendations, we are not able to allow gathering or sketching in the galleries at this time.

Where may students eat their lunches?

Students are welcome to enjoy their lunches in two place near the Museum. The plaza area between The Dalí Museum and The Mahaffey Theater has a large green area, with benches located around the plaza and under shade trees. The Albert Whitted Park across Dali Blvd is located on the water and offers beautiful views of Tampa Bay.

Please Note: Outside food is not permitted within the Café Gala or the Avant-garden.

Where may the buses and/or cars park?

There are currently two bus parking spaces in The Dalí Museum lot, which are free on a first-come, first-served basis. The Mahaffey Theater may allow for additional buses in their parking garage based on availability. Parking in The Mahaffey garage is free for school buses and $25.00 for Private/Charter buses.

Private Vehicles are subject to a $10.00 parking fee in The Dali Museum lot.