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Looking for a place guaranteed to move and educate you and your group?

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is a remarkable must-see attraction in Ocean Springs that illuminates and celebrates the legacy of artist-philosopher Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965).

In addition to self-guided tours, we offer staff or docent guided tours of the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and the Ocean Springs Community Center for various groups. During tours, Anderson’s mythic story is woven together through his artwork as guides lead close observations and pointed conversations on various artworks, empowering individuals into moments of self-discovery and contemplation through their own understanding.

GROUP TOURS 

RATES ARE PER PERSON AND FOR GROUPS OF 10+ PEOPLE

ADULT

SENIOR (65+)

STUDENT

TEACHERS, BUS DRIVERS, CHAPERONES

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

$7

$6

$5

FREE

$2

PRIVATE TOURS

TOUR GROUPS OF LESS THAN 10 PAY ADMISSION FEE AND A FLAT RATE OF $50

ALL TOURS MUST BE REQUESTED ONLINE
  • Once your request is received, you will be notified via email to confirm tour details and payment.

  • If any portion of the campus is closed during your requested time, you will be notified. 

  • Payment must be collected prior to the tour date or upon arrival.

  • Tours requested outside of business hours take place on MON, TUE, and FRI and may be subject to an additional fee.

TOUR OPTIONS

Self-guided tours without a guide are free and the main form of navigation for visitors whether individually or collectively.

Educational tours are built around state standards and classroom priorities in art, science, environmental studies, language arts, and social studies. However, educators are allowed and encouraged to customize tour experiences.

  • Large groups need 1 chaperone for every 10 students.

  • To best accommodate school groups, we suggest tours begin before the Museum opens at 11AM. 

  • Schools may submit a School PO for invoicing, not payment. 

Private tours are for groups of less than 10. Enjoy a personal, guided hour with WAMA's education department.

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Art activities are available upon request in addition to tours, such as sessions in drawing, painting, or printmaking, giving participants the opportunity to experiment with mediums and styles Walter Anderson used.

Specify your desired activity in the appropriate area on the tour form.

Films have often been associated with museum visits. The Islander film is no longer being shown in the galleries but is available for streaming online for free. Anthony Thaxton’s award-winning documentary, The Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander, is currently on view and lasts about an hour. Inclusion in tours is at the group leader’s discretion. Museum staff is happy to provide information on alternative means of viewing the documentary upon request. 

Questions? Contact the Director of Education, Anthony DiFatta, at educate@walterandersonmuseum.org.

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