Guided Group Tours

Guided tours of the CALS Roberts Library are available for groups of all ages. Available Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and select Saturdays), tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Please complete this form to request a guided tour.

In addition to guided tours, the Galleries at Library Square is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can view art exhibitions in 5 galleries during these hours.

Contact Heather Zbinden via email at hzbinden@cals.org or by phone at 501.320.5744.

Building Tour

  • Learn about the preservation and restoration of the three buildings from three different centuries that make up the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art.
  • Explore five art galleries and the Research Room.
  • Available in conjunction with a tour of CALS Main Library or tour of Library Square.
  • Tour length – 45 minutes
    • Abbreviated to 20 minutes when paired with CALS Main Library/Library Square tour.
  • Tour group size:
    • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 50 people.

Family History & Genealogy Tour

  • Find out about the genealogy and family history resources offered at the Roberts Library.
  • Great activity for your family reunion, civic group, or church group.
  • Available in conjunction with a tour of CALS Main Library or tour of Library Square.
  • Tour length – 45 minutes
    • Abbreviated to 20 minutes when paired with CALS Main Library/Library Square tour – 20 minutes.
  • Tour group size:
    • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 50 people.

Gallery Talk

  • Tour one of our five art galleries with the artist.
  • Availability limited to artists’ schedules.
  • Tour length – 20 to 30 minutes (depending on artist/exhibition)
  • Tour group size:
    • Depends on artist

Please request tour at least two weeks prior to desired date and time. Tour availability depends on CALS Roberts Library staffing. 

Are you a teacher or educator in Pulaski or Perry County? Are you looking for a field trip opportunity for your students?

The CALS Roberts Library offers guided tours to school groups. We offer customized tours in art, Arkansas history, primary source research, and family history. Teachers should contact Heather Zbinden via email at hzbinden@cals.org or by phone at 501.320.5744 to schedule their field trip to the CALS Bobby L. Roberts Library.

Please complete this form to request a guided tour for your school group.

Building Tour (grades 4 – 12)

  • Learn about the preservation and restoration of the three buildings from three different centuries that make up the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art.
  • Explore five art galleries and the Research Room.
  • Available in conjunction with a tour of CALS Main Library or tour of Library Square.
  • Tour length – 45 minutes
    • Abbreviated to 20 minutes when paired with CALS Main Library/Library Square tour.
  • Tour group size:
    • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 50 people.

Family History & Genealogy Tour (grades 4 – 12)

  • Find out about the genealogy and family history resources offered at the Roberts Library.
  • Great activity for your family reunion, civic group, or church group.
  • Available in conjunction with a tour of CALS Main Library or tour of Library Square.
  • Tour length – 45 minutes
    • Abbreviated to 20 minutes when paired with CALS Main Library/Library Square tour – 20 minutes.
  • Tour group size:
    • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 50 people.

Galleries at Library Square Tour (grades 4 – 12)

  • Take a guided tour of the Galleries at Library Square and learn about the Arkansas art and the artists who create it.
  • Art showcased depends on the exhibitions on display.
  • Learn about artist as entrepreneurs.
  • Available in conjunction with a tour of CALS Main Library or tour of Library Square.
  • Tour length – 45 minutes
    • Abbreviated to 20 minutes when paired with CALS Main Library/Library Square tour – 20 minutes.
  • Tour group size:
    • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 50 people.

Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas Tour

  • Learn about the legacy of the two internment camps at Rohwer and Jerome.
  • Available in conjunction with a tour of CALS Main Library or tour of Library Square.
  • Tour length – 45 minutes
    • Abbreviated to 20 minutes when paired with CALS Main Library/Library Square tour – 20 minutes.
  • Tour group size:
    • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 50 people.