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Senior Group Tours

Guided and Self-Guided Visits

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, and with the health and safety of our visitors and staff in mind, the Rubin Museum is not currently offering onsite tours and group experiences. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

While group and school tours are unavailable, visitors can take a self-guided audio tour of the Museum. To listen, visit our online Media Center or download our free app, The Rubin. These tours are useful for individual student visits and remote lessons


Group Tour Fees

Groups of 10 or more* pay a per person rate for a private Museum tour.

  • Seniors (65 and older) and caregivers: $20.00 each
  • Museum members (Art + Abundance level or above): $7.00 each (Become a member today!)

Free Senior Monday

Groups of 10 or more* pay a discounted per person rate for a private Museum tour on the first Monday of every month. Self-guided visits on Free Senior Mondays are free for seniors and caregivers.

  • Seniors (65 and older) and caregivers: $10.00 each
  • Museum members (Art + Abundance level or above): $7.00 each (Become a member today!)


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Founder’s Favorites

The seeds of the Rubin Museum were planted when Shelley and Donald Rubin felt a powerful connection to a painting of White Tara while traveling in the Himalayas. The experience inspired them to begin collecting Himalayan art, and to eventually found the Rubin Museum. This tour spotlights some of their most beloved pieces.


Explore deep thinking and awareness, using art as a lens for mindful practice. We will delve into the Rubin’s collection through slow, focused contemplation, engaging all the senses.

Yoga Connections

Discover meaningful connections between Himalayan art and the philosophy and practice of yoga.

Face Your Fears!

Challenge yourself and push boundaries as we explore both the serene and the powerful images of protection in Himalayan art.

Female Empowerment

Discover the stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art.

The Secret World of Tantra

There’s more to Tantra than you might think! Join us for a special tour to illuminate the esoteric practices and rituals of Tantra.

Architecture & Design in the Himalayas

Discover connections between the Rubin Museum’s architecture and the design and structure of traditional art from the Himalayan region. This tour will make comparisons between built architectural spaces and the principles, materials, and techniques employed by artists from the Himalayas.

Altered States Tour

Learn about the connections between transcendent spiritual practices and psychoactive substances on a special Museum tour.

Himalayan Highlights Tour

Explore highlights from the Rubin Museum collection, including masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu artwork from the Himalayan region.

An Out-of-Office Experience: Team Building at the Rubin Museum

Communicate better with your colleagues and understand their working styles by drawing parallels to the powerful deities depicted in Himalayan Art. These archetypal figures provide clues to common personality types that exist around the world””and in your office.


Groups of 10 or more benefit from a reduced admission with advanced registration. Please keep in mind that self-guided groups must schedule their visit and follow our group visit guidelines.

  • Adults $18.00 each
  • Seniors (65 and older) and caregivers: $13.00 each
  • Museum members (Art + Abundance level or above): Free (Become a member today!)


Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. The Rubin Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

One guide is assigned to every fifteen people.

*The Rubin Museum of Art can accommodate tour groups of fewer than 10 visitors, with a minimum payment of 10 tickets.

Please review all guidelines prior to your scheduled visit.

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The museum welcomes all visitors and offers guided tours and programs to accommodate all audiences including monthly tours for visitors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and Verbal Description and Sensory Tours. American Sign Language-interpreted tours are available upon request. Learn more about accessibility at the Museum.