Free docent-led tours of the Museum depart from the Rotunda on Level One every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (call 404-727-4282 to confirm).

Docent-led tours are available for groups of ten or more by appointment. Please contact Alyson Vuley by phone at 404-727-0519 or by email at to schedule a tour for your group. Please call at least two weeks in advance. For special needs tours, please contact Julie Green by phone at 404-727-2363 or by email at

Museum Moments is a tour designed for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and is based on the successful Meet Me program developed by the Museum of Modern Art. Experiencing the art of the ancient world at the Carlos Museum can spark the imagination, trigger memories, and encourage a shared experience in a beautiful setting. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or dementia are invited to attend Museum Moments tours with their family member or a caregiver. To schedule a time contact Julie Green at 404-727-2363.

Stools for this program were made possible by a gift from Sylvia Dodson in memory of her husband, James Dodson.


Highlights of the Collection Audio Tour
Audio guides to the permanent collections, available on iPod touches are at the Reception Desk on Level One. The guide includes 50 minutes of material, featuring expert commentary from the museum curators and Emory faculty members from a number of departments at the University. The guide is available for a rental fee of $2. Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage. For group tours of ten or more call 404 727-0519.

Times and Texts of the Bible Audio Tour
A second audio tour makes connections between the Museum's permanent collections and the Bible. Curators and faculty members from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern Studies explore objects in relation to biblical texts to enhance our understanding of the cultures out of which Judaism and Christianity developed. The guide is available for a rental fee of $2. It is included in the general audio tour rental. Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild. Tours last for fifty minutes. Tours may be scheduled by calling 404-727-0519 or through e-mail at

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.

Group Size: 65 students per hour. Grade levels larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours.

Length of Tour: 50 minutes.

Chaperones: One per every ten students required.

Fees: Visits are $6 per student if your group is tax exempt, $6.42 per student including tax if your group is not tax exempt. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $7 each for a tax exempt group or $7.49 per adult including tax for a group that does not have tax exemption.

Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.

Directions: Click here for directions to the Carlos Museum and parking information.

Self-guided Tours
Teachers or group leaders who wish to guide their own groups are welcome to do so. Please remember that self-guided groups must also be scheduled in advance to avoid overcrowding in the galleries. To reserve a time slot for a self-guided group contact Alyson Vuley by phone at 404-727-0519 or by e-mail at