The Avenir Museum includes five galleries located in three campus buildings.

Self-Guided Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the five galleries comprising the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising are designed to be self-guided for both individuals and groups; guided tours are not provided. There is no charge for visiting the exhibitions during public hours of operation.


Curator-led tours of Collections Storage include viewing of 6-8 special pieces in the collections work areas, a brief presentation about how the Avenir Museum cares for its collection, and a Q&A session. Behind-the-Scenes tours may be arranged on the following terms:

  • A maximum of fifteen (15) people may be accommodated in one reservation – this maximum number is firm, and protects the visitor as well as the collection.
  • Behind-the-Scenes tours are 60-90 minutes in length; the cost is $300.
  • If your group numbers more than fifteen people, an additional reservation and cost applies.
  • Standing and walking are required, as there is no seating area in these work spaces.
  • Minimum four-week-advance reservation is required; the desired date/time is dependent upon museum staff availability.
  • Single payment-by-check is required and due at time of the tour; checks must be made out to: Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, with TOUR FEE noted in the memo line.