Planning a Visit to the Museum
The Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History is pleased to be able to help you plan your visit to the museum. Thanks to the generous donations of several foundations and anonymous individuals, admittance to the museum is free to the global public. The galleries and archives are open during regular hours Tuesday-Sunday, but the museum is closed on Mondays. We are happy to arrange tours for visiting groups or classes with our team of docents, and we also are available to help you arrange any special events which you would like to organize on the museum grounds..

Travel Considerations
Because our museum is located at the former site of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making travel arrangements to visit the museum can be difficult. In order to assist our visitors as much as possible, we have organized several regular flights to the local airport near the facility from several major airports around the world. We also offer a limited boating service from several ports in the United States, Mexico, and Guatemala for those visitors who wish to experience an ocean voyage as part of their visit.

Ecological Tours
In addition to offering accommodations for travelling to the museum and giving guided tours of our various exhibitions and facilities, we are also proud to offer an in-depth ecological tour of Guantanamo Bay. Offered monthly, the Guantanamo Bay ecological tour is 3 days long and includes a variety of activities which all engage with the broader ecological and geological history of the area. The tour begins with a group hike through ecological reserves where tourists will get to observe local wildlife, and at the end of the first day participants set up camp on one of Guantanamo's hidden beaches.

On the second day, tourists are taken out of the waters of the bay to survey the various coasts with a team of local biologists as well as assist in taking water samples. Unfortunately, much like many other military facilities, the former Guantanamo Bay military base released large amounts of pollutants and toxins into the surrounding environment while it was still in operation. In assisting the efforts of local biologists and environmental toxicologists, we hope to help reverse much of the damage done to the bay. On the last day, participants hike back in from the coast with their guide and arrive at the Guantanamo Bay Museum Meeting Facilities in order to reflect upon and discuss their experiences.

We are committed to assisting you plan your trip to the museum and sincerely hope that you'll be able to join us soon. We believe that the act of networking and collaborating with large arrays of individuals is foundational to the work that we do at the Museum. If you are interested in planning a tour for you school or organization, please do not hesitate to click here to contact us for more information.