Beginning Thursday, June 23, the National Museum of Asian Art is delighted to once again offer free walk-in guided tours that present thematic explorations of the museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. The tours occur four days a week and allow visitors to look closely at and think deeply about artworks. These approximately one hour-long tours are interactive and can accommodate both adults and children.

Tour Topic

Permanent Collections Highlights Tour
Thursday through Sunday at 1:00 p.m.; meet at the Freer information desk

The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.

At the present time we are not offering onsite reserved tours. The public can schedule reserved online group tours using this reservation form.
A tour group and docent viewing a shelf of Chinese ceramics.

Tours in Six Languages

The museum also offers online reserved group tours in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Hindi, and Cantonese, by request.