Free walk-in guided tours present thematic explorations of the museums’ permanent collections and special exhibitions, allowing visitors to look closely and think deeply about artworks. These approximately hour-long tours are interactive and can accommodate both adults and children. The public also can schedule group tours using the online reservation form, and school tours are offered for K–12 audiences.

The Freer and Sackler also offer monthly public walk-in tours in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.