The Big Picture Tour takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturdays through May. It’s a new indoor/outdoor offering that provides a fun, general overview of the art, architecture and landscape of Crystal Bridges. Tour guides discuss one of the museum’s most iconic paintings as well as highlights of the building’s architectural design. It concludes with a short walk to Crystal Spring, the natural spring the museum is named for. Just meet in the lower lobby to take part in this one hour tour.
The Spring Showcase Trail Experience is about discovering spring blooms, spectacular dogwoods, and the museum’s soft-surface natural trails. You’ll take a walk to the Dogwood Trail and it includes many steep stairs, so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at Walker Landing. This one mile walk begins April 1 and runs at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through May 15.
A new Art Trail Experience takes place on Fridays at 4 p.m., beginning April 3. The tour follows a paved trail, but includes a steep incline. You’ll learn about the sculptures, waterways and native plants found along the Art Trail. Meet in the south lobby.
In addition to these tours, on April 11 the popular Discover the Grounds series returns with “Woodland Wildflowers for the Home Garden” with Crystal Bridges Horticulturalist Cody George.
Crystal Bridges is located at 600 Museum Way.
By Jill Rohrbach, travel writer for the Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism.