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Group and Private Tours

Reserved group/private tours

Advance tour reservations are required for parties of 10 or more and any visitors who prefer a private tour.

School group tours are offered for grades 6 and above.

Group/private tour reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance through the online tour reservation system.

  • 100+ people: Must contact the tour coordinator at (510) 642-5216.

Tours are free for California schools; fees apply for all other groups. The fee schedule is at the bottom of this page.

Fall 2017 group/private tours will be offered September 18 – December 1. The tour reservation┬ácalendar for Spring 2018 group/private tours will be available in late January and start on Monday, February 5, 2018.

For individuals and families with 9 or fewer people, Visitor Services offers a daily public walking tour.

Group/Private tours are available on weekdays during most of the spring, summer, and fall semesters. They are not offered during semester breaks, the first few weeks of a semester, spring break, and during final exams. Group tours will not be offered on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Group/Private tours are offered Monday-Friday only at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Tours are 90 minutes long, except middle school tours, which are 60 minutes long.

Space is limited, and availability is on a first-come first-served basis.

Spring 2018 group/private tours will begin on February 5, with the booking calendar posted in late January.

Tours are free for California schools (middle school, high school, and college groups). For private, nonprofit, and out-of-state groups, the following fees will be assessed:
  • 1-35 people: $50
  • 36-50 people: $70
  • 51-70 people: $90
  • 71-100 people: $110
  • 100+ people: Please contact the tour coordinator at (510) 642-5216.

UC Berkeley departments will be charged a reduced fee of $25 per guide.

Group tours must be reserved at least 14 days in advance through our online reservation system.
  • 100+ people: Must contact the tour coordinator at (510) 642-5216.

Reservations are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitor Services is not able to provide tours other than those appearing on the reservation calendar.