Monday-Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 12 to 4 pm (Saturday hours are only in effect during exhibition runs)
Sunday: Closed

The Mexican Cultural Institute will be CLOSED to observe the following Holidays during 2017:

•  January 16: Martin Luther King Day Weekend
•  January 20-22: Presidential Inauguration
•  February 18-20: President's Day Weekend
•  April 13-16: Easter
•  May 5: Cinco de Mayo
•  May 27-29: Memorial Day Weekend
•  July 4: Independence Day
•  September 2-4: Labor Day Weekend
•  September 16: Mexican Independence
•  October 7-9: Columbus Day
•  November 10-12: Veterans Day Weekend
•  November 23-26: Thanksgiving Weekend
•  December 23-25: Christmas Observed
•  December 30-January 1: New Year's Obsereved

Tours of the Institute are available to groups and organizations upon request. These visits cover the history of the 100 year old mansion that houses the Institute and an explanation of its renowned murals. Extra time should be allotted for a self-guided visit of our temporary exhibits, which are not covered in the tour.

Please review the following guidelines and information below before submitting a request for a tour:

Tours last one hour, please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour. Tours that begin late will not extend past their allotted time. Tours are offered Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. Groups can be no smaller than 5 people and no more than 35. Contact to see if special arrangements can be made for larger groups. Tours are offered in both English and Spanish, please include your preference in your tour request. For school groups, at least 1 chaperone per 15 students must be present. For school groups wishing to visit our Day of the Dead Altar, 1 chaperone per 10 students must be present to enter the galleries. Groups can enter the building at 2829 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Parking is available on the street.

To schedule a tour, send an email to Nitya Ramlogan at nramlogan@instituteofmexicodc.org with your school or organization's name in the subject line. In the body of the email, please suggest a date and time and specify the group size, language, parking request, and any special needs. While we make every effort to facilitate all requests, tours are subject to availability. If possible, please propose multiple dates. Once we approve a date/time for your tour, you must confirm via email within 48 hours to complete your reservation.

Due to the large volume of requests, we can only respond to requests that comply with these guidelines. We thank you in advance your punctuality.

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