Adult and College Group Tours

With ever-changing, world-class exhibition offerings, the Frist Center is the perfect destination for your group outing. View amazing works of art, enjoy lunch in our café overlooking the Turner Courtyard, and shop for unique gifts in the Frist Gift Shop. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more adults. Groups will receive special pricing and ensure ticket availability.

The Frist Center offers several tour options to choose from and an opportunity for box lunches for adult groups.


SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT

Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance. 
1. Review all group tour options.
2. Request a group tour by completing one of the following request forms:

Once your request is processed, you will receive confirmation of your scheduled visit with information about check-in procedures for tickets, directions for parking, and tour guidelines.

If you have questions, please contact Emily Jenkins at 615.744.3247 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


GROUP ADMISSION
Ticket price includes admission to all current exhibitions and Martin ArtQuest gallery.

  • Adult Groups $10.00 (per person)
  • College Groups: FREE with advanced group reservation

Final participant count and payment for adult group box lunches is required three weeks prior to the scheduled tour. The Frist Center accepts checks made payable to Frist Center for the Visual Arts and all major credit cards. One form of payment is required for each scheduled tour and no refunds are given.



TOUR OPTIONS

DOCENT-GUIDED TOUR
(50-person maximum)
Tour length: approximately 1 hour
Led by Frist Center docents (specially trained volunteers), docent-guided tours focus on works of art that illustrate a unifying idea of the exhibition. Docent-guided tours are offered Monday through Friday.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR
(50-person maximum)
Tour length: approximately 1 hour
Explore the exhibitions on your own using the informative written material in our gallery guides. Groups can stroll through the exhibition at their leisure and spend as much time with their favorite works of art as they like. Self-guided tours are offered every day.

ARCHITECTURE TOURS
(50-person maximum per tour time)
Tour length: 45 minutes
The Frist Center also offers a regular Saturday Architecture Tour for those interested in learning more about our landmark building—the former Downtown Nashville post office and a prominent Nashville architectural treasure from the Art Deco period. An audio tour about the architecture of the Frist Center is also available online. 

LUNCH SERVICES
Groups may pre-order box lunches from the Frist Center Café at a cost of $22.00 per person for a group of 24 or fewer or $25.00 per person for a group of 25 or more (admission costs are included). Box lunches include a sandwich, chips, dessert, and bottled water or soda. Vegetarian options are available.  Please refer to the Adult Tour Request Form. The Frist Center Café is also available on a first-come, first-seated basis with a variety of menu options.

CHECK-IN
Groups should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time. The group tour entrance is located on Broadway at the 9th Avenue end of the building. One representative from the group should check in at Group Tours (Visitor Services Desk if Group Tours is closed) in the Main Lobby to receive admission tickets and parking validation.

LATE ARRIVALS
Groups that are more than 15 minutes late for their scheduled tour time may be asked to wait until the next tour time becomes available. Docents reserve the right to cancel their tour if a group is more than 10 minutes late the group would be allowed to self-guide through the galleries at the next available entry time.

PARKING
Groups arriving by car or van should park in the Frist Center Visitor Lot located at 10th Avenue South and Demonbreun Street. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your parking tickets inside to be validated for a reduced rate. Groups arriving by motor coach, mini buses should unload in the pull-through lane on Broadway 

 

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