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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.

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

Spring 2017 group/private tours will begin on February 13. The schedule has been uploaded to the reservation system. Group tours will not be offered March 27-31 – Berkeley’s spring break.

For Individuals and families, Visitor Services offers a daily public walking tour.

Group 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.

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 2017 group tours will be offered February 13- April 28, except for the week of March 27-31 – Berkeley’s spring break.

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 35 persons.

Group tours must be reserved at least 14 days in advance through our online reservation system. 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.