Campus Collections Outdoor Walking Tours

Princeton University is home to one of the country’s most significant collections of twentieth- and twenty-first-century public sculpture.  

Join a free guided walking tour of the campus collections with an Art Museum guide and discover a variety of artworks by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Henry Moore to Maya Lin. Learn about materials and techniques and explore elements of design and balance.  

We offer one-hour tours of sculptures in two campus neighborhoods: Main Campus and Residential Colleges. All tours are held outdoors, rain or shine, and are stair-free. Free; no reservations required. For the safety of our visitors and guides, tours will be cancelled in the event of thunder, heat (95 degrees or higher), or poor air quality (air quality index of 101 or higher). Check our website or social media accounts for cancellation announcements.
(Due to weather, tours are not offered December through February.) 

2024 Schedule

Campus Art Tours: March 23–November 17

Tours run from March through November. Tours typically start at 2 p.m. except for the months of July and August, when tours start at 5 p.m. Be sure to check our website calendar for scheduled tours and updates. 

Saturdays | Residential Colleges Neighborhood Tours: Meet at Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads near Roots Ocean Prime. 

Sundays | Main Campus Neighborhood Tours: Meet at Nassau Hall. 

There are no campus art tours on Saturday, May 25 or Sundays, May 26 and September 1.