Explore at your own pace or on a guided tour. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Tours for students can be structured to include sketching or writing time in the galleries.

Please note for the comfort of all guests we do not allow tours with amplifiers in our galleries.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided tours give you the freedom to visit at your own pace. For educators, focus on specific works and spark a discussion with your students.

Year-round. 10:00 am - 4 pm. Wednesday - Friday. 45 - 60 minutes.

Family Guides

Explore and investigate EPMA’s collection with a Family Activity Guide. Discover new artwork and complete your own EPMA’s-inspired creation with the guide. Have an interactive experience Canaletto’s View of Molo in a new way through augmented reality (AR).

Family Guides are available at the Visitor Service Desk. For an augmented reality experience, download the free Augment El Paso App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Sketching in the Galleries

Challenge yourself or your students to see what you observed. Bring your own pencil and sketchpad, EPMA provides the gallery materials.

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Guided Tours

Discover the story behind the art. Tour Guides share the history, techniques and ideas behind the art. Guided tours are free and available year-round for groups of 10-50. A two week advance reservation is required.

Year-round. 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Wednesday - Friday. 45 - 60 minutes.

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Tour + Studio

Channel your creativity with a Tour + Studio Visit. Following a guided tour of the galleries, make your own masterpiece in the Art School’s studio classrooms. Designed for school groups of 15-25 students from grades K -12. Tour + Studio reservation should be made four weeks in advance. Tour + Studio experiences are provided at no cost to schools.

Year-round. 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Wednesday - Friday. 90 minutes.

For more information, call the Education Department at 915-212-3068 or Send Us An E-Mail

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Support for Tour + Studio visits are provided by Memberships, the Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, and the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation.

School Tours

Students will discover new ideas and make connections between analyzing and making art. Choose between a guided or self-guided tour to best fit your learning objectives.

For school groups, a maximum of 60 students is allowed with a minimum of 1 adult for every 10 students. A two-week advance reservation is required for any school tour.

Year-round. 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Wednesday - Friday. 45 - 60 minutes.

For more information, call the Education Department at 915-212-3068 or Send Us An E-Mail

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Tour FAQs

What if I have questions about the tour?

Our Education staff are delighted to help and answer questions. Contact us at EPMAEducation@elpasotexas.gov.

Is there a cost associated with tours?

Self-guided and guided tours are free. Tour + Studio is a specialized guided tour with an art-making activity offered at no cost to schools.

How long are museum tours?

Museum tours usually range from 45 to 60 minutes.

What do we do if we need to cancel or reschedule?

EPMA staff will work with you to make alternate arrangements. In the event of a cancellation or reschedule, please contact EPMA as soon as possible at EPMAEducation@elpasotexas.gov

Where do we enter?

Enter the museum through the front doors facing the Plaza Theatre. For your convenience, buses may drop students off in front of the museum on Sheldon Ct. See map for details.

Do we need to check in?

Yes. As you enter the museum, a visitor service representative will welcome you and help get your tour started.

Where can my students store their belongings?

A visitor service representative will collect and store your belongings in our coatroom.

Where should the buses park?

Buses may park behind the museum on West Main Street. See map for details.

Where should parent chaperones park?

Parking is available at the Mills Parking Garage, Convention Center Parking Garage, or at metered parking. See map for details.

How many adults should we bring?

Student groups should have 1 adult for every 10 students.

Is photography allowed?

Yes! Video and still photography for personal use (e.g. Selfies) are encouraged. Professional Photography, such as photoshoots and media coverage, requires special permission. Note that for some exhibitions, there may be a “no photography” sign posted in galleries, please respect this request. Please see our Photography Policy for more information. EPMA staff is available to answer questions.

Is there a place to eat lunch?

Yes, we suggest eating lunch at San Jacinto Plaza, located at the corner of Mills and Oregon and within walking distance of the museum. San Jacinto Plaza features nationally celebrated El Paso artist Luis Jimenez’s monumental sculpture, Los Lagartos. Arts Festival Plaza, located next to the museum, is also available.

We would like to spend the morning downtown. Where can we take students after the tour?

EPMA staff will work with you to coordinate a tour with the El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Library, and El Paso Holocaust Museum. You may also visit San Jacinto Plaza to view Luis Jimenez’s monumental sculpture, Los Lagartos. Everything is within walking distance to the museum.

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