Self-Guided Visits 

Groups and classes planning to visit the ICA with 10 or more members are asked to complete the appropriate request form below to expedite your check-in process and to receive the group admissions discount. We request at least one week’s notice for all group visit requests. The ICA is not currently offering on-site guided tours. Self-guided groups have the option to schedule a free pre-visit orientation over Zoom that will introduce group members to current ICA exhibitions.

Questions about visiting the ICA with a group? Email

K-12 Groups

Self-Guided Visit Group Rates (K–12 Youth Groups) 
Students: FREE youth under 17 are always admitted FREE to the ICA  
Chaperones: FREE see below for required ratios of chaperones to students
Additional Adult Chaperones: $13 each

Required Ratios, Chaperones to Students
Groups with K-7 grade students: 1 chaperone for every 5 students (1:5)
Groups with 8-12 grade students: 1 chaperone for every 10 students (1:10)


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College + University Groups

Self-Guided Visit Group Rates (College + University Groups)  
College Students: $8 valid student ID required 
Participating University Member Students: FREE with valid participating university ID 

Learn more about University Membership

See Group Visit FAQs for payment information.

Plan your Self-Guided Visit 


Adult + Senior Groups

Self-Guided Visit Group Rates (Adult + Senior Groups)  
Nonmember Adults: $13
Nonmember Seniors: $11
ICA Members: FREE

Learn more about ICA Membership

See Group Visit FAQs for payment information.

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Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING is currently on view through December 31, 2022, as part of the exhibition The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection. This immersive, vividly colored Infinity Mirror Room surrounds visitors with tentacle-like inflatable sculptures covered with the artist’s signature polka dots. The dark, mirrored room creates an illusion of infinite space and includes a haunting sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese. 

Starting May 1, groups may add viewing LOVE IS CALLING to their group visit experience. The first timeslot available for viewing LOVE IS CALLING is 10:30 AM. Groups should plan to queue for LOVE IS CALLING immediately after checking in at the Visitor Services desk. Late entry is not guaranteed.

LOVE IS CALLING is a one-minute experience, with six (6) visitors admitted at one time. For artwork safety, visitors are not permitted to carry anything with them into LOVE IS CALLING, including any purses, bags, large coats, or other handheld items.

Please review important information below around accessibility and sensory considerations – as well as frequently asked questions.      


Guided Visits

Get a closer look at the exhibition A Place For Me: Figurative Painting Now with ICA Graduate Student Lecturer Kevin Salazar. During the tour, Kevin will provide social and cultural contexts for deeper understanding of some of the artists, their artistic practices, and exhibition themes. The tour will include a selection of works to promote dialogue, critical thinking, and closer looking. Tours run for one hour and are interactive. Guided Visit reservations are required at least three weeks in advance. Group size is limited to 15 people.  

We have limited availability for Guided Visits for College, Adult, and Senior groups. We are unable to offer Guided Visits for K-12 groups this school year, please check back later this summer for updates on next school year. 

Guided Visit Group Rates (College + University, Adult + Senior Groups)  
College Students: $8 valid student ID required 
Participating University Member Students: FREE with valid participating university ID 
Nonmember Adults: $14 
Nonmember Seniors: $12 
Member Adults: $3 

Learn more about University Membership
Learn more about ICA Membership


Plan your Guided Visit


Group Visit FAQs

What is the ICA’s payment policy?
Payment is due in full upon arrival. To qualify for group rates, groups must schedule in advance using the Group Visit Registration Form and arrive and pay at the ICA together as a group. Cash, credit cards and checks made payable to the Institute of Contemporary Art are all acceptable forms of payment.

Does the ICA accept payment in advance?
The ICA does not accept payment in advance. However, a credit card may be put on file in advance of the visit to be charged the day of visit.

What will be on view when my group visits?  
All of the ICA’s current exhibitions are listed here. We cannot guarantee access to all of our galleries as some are periodically closed pending new installations.

Can I preview the exhibition before I bring my group?
We strongly recommend that teachers of registered groups preview the exhibits before their scheduled visit. The ICA offers free admission for teacher pre-visits*. Please contact the Education Department at 617-478-3148 or for more information or to schedule a pre-visit. 

*Please note: teacher pre-visits must be scheduled in advance in order to receive free admission.    

What accommodations are available for my group? 
Our galleries are all accessible for visitors using mobility devices. A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available in the State Street Corporation Lobby on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make note of any required accommodations in your group visit request form. Learn more about our accessibility initiatives

Does the ICA have parking? 
The ICA does not have on-site parking and please be aware that parking availability in the area is limited, especially on weekdays. We encourage visitors to use public transportation whenever possible. For more information on parking and directions, click here.

I am coming with a bus. Where is the drop-off location? 
Groups arriving via bus may drop-off directly in front of the ICA. Please direct bus drivers to Harbor Shore Drive via Pier 4 Blvd. 

Can I bring my group to see LOVE IS CALLING? Do group sales rates apply?
Due to capacity limitations, at this time we are not scheduling group visits that include LOVE IS CALLING



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Tours and workshops are supported, in part, by The Willow Tree Fund and the Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.

ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.