Adult Learning

Tour Decades: 90 Years of Collecting

Get an in-depth look at the Museum's history and collection with educator Shauna Smith!  Tours are offered free of charge at the following times:

Saturday, December 8, 11am-12pm

Wednesday, January 9, 11am-12pm

Thursday, January 31, 5-6pm

Saturday, February 9, 1-2pm

To schedule a tour of Decades at another time, email

Docent Tours

The Springfield Art Museum offers guided tours free of charge. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a docent-led tour is a great way to explore the Museum! Tours are available for groups of all kinds and for all ages. They generally last 45 minutes to an hour and can be customized to fit the needs and interests of your group. To ensure docent availability, please schedule your tour at least a month in advance. Contact the Museum Educator at (417) 874-2861 or email the museum educator with questions or to schedule a tour.

Interested in becoming a docent? Learn more by visiting our Become a Docent Page.

Lectures and Gallery Talks

The Springfield Art Museum offers opportunities to learn from visiting artist, curators, and scholars through lectures and gallery talks. These are produced in a variety of formats from lectures to panel discussions and typically coincide with exhibitions. To find out more, see our calendar by clicking here or join our mailing list by clicking here.

Interpretation Workshops

Are you looking for new ways to experience and make meaning from art? Join us one Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm for guided explorations of art on view. Past workshops have utilized sound, creative writing, and theater techniques to spark discussion. Each workshop is unique, and most are led by guest facilitators. Contact the Museum Educator at (417) 837-5700 or email the museum educator for more information. The next Interpretation Workshop is November 29.