Things to Do

Whether you want a bit of guidance or prefer to explore on your own, we can help you get the most out of your visit. Help focus your looking by coming on a tour, checking out an ARTivity Tote, or picking up a guideor just wander in and see what you find! Don’t forget to check the calendar to see what else might be going on.

A crowd stands around looking at the sculpture Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Public Tours

All tours are always free! They begin at the Information Desk, no reservations required. Tours of the collection happen Thursdays through Sundays at 2 p.m.; special exhibition tours happen Thursdays through Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and rotating theme tours occur Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Private Tours

Private tours can be scheduled for groups of five or more. They can cover the collection as a whole or concentrate on specific objects or themes, and can include visual descriptions and tactile objects for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Reservations are requiredplease email or call 817.989.5038 with two weeks’ notice.

couple looking at art with a guide

Art Discovery Guides

To be honest, you don’t need a special guide to navigate an art museum. But in case you’d like some direction, we’re here to help! Families and adults can grab these guides that lead you through an adventure in our galleries.

ARTivity Totes

Children and their favorite adult can have fun exploring different themes in the galleries with activities that invite you to look, play, make, and do. Check out these interactive bags from the Information Desk.

Family Pop-up Space

Looking for a place to get hands on or take a break? Drop by the Family Pop-up Space to make, look, read, and play your way through art.

Audio Stops

Hear more about artworks from artists, museum staff, community members, and others by dialing in or streaming on your smart device.

Art Cart

Find us stationed in the galleries for a hands-on activity designed to help you get up close and personal with a work of art.

Head Outside

Our home is your home. The Carter has the best view of downtown Fort Worth, and we want you to enjoy it. Run, play, twirl, or lounge to your heart’s content—our grounds never close!

Crowd sits on Carter lawn with FW skyline and Henry Moore sculpture

Explore Fort Worth’s Cultural District

The Cultural District is home to five internationally recognized museums, the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden, distinctive local restaurants, shopping, and so much more!