Photo: Beth LaBerge

Higher Education Offerings at the Museum

The museum offers multiple ways for students to engage with our collections. Museum Guides provide gallery tours that encourage students to actively participate in conversations about the works on view. Tours are experimental, collaborative, and most of all fun! SFMOMA staff are also available to guide tours and lead discussions in the galleries or in the Koret Education Center. We look forward to welcoming your class to the museum.

Guided Tour

Description

Learn from SFMOMA Museum Guides who will lead a conversation on the collection and special exhibitions. Custom tours are available by request and availability.

Details
  • See request for for reservation deadlines.
  • Available during SFMOMA public hours; best times are after 2 p.m., M–F. Please note that due to K–12 school tours, certain floors of the museum may be inaccessible from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tour length: 1 hour
  • Ratio: 10–25 students per guide
  • Capacity: 40 people
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups from the Bay Area.

Traveling from outside the Bay Area? Group rates apply.


Photo: Jorell Legaspi

Tours Offered

Note that some tours are only available at certain times of day. If you are interested in visiting galleries on Floors 2, 3, or 5, please schedule your weekday visit for after 2 p.m. Please select the tour theme most relevant to your class goals. Certain artist works may not be on view based on gallery rotation schedules.


Self-Guided Visit

Description

Explore the galleries on your own. Faculty from accredited universities may also lecture to their students during gallery hours after filling out a brief application, which will be sent to applicants upon scheduling a tour.

Details
  • See request form for reservation deadlines.
  • Available during SFMOMA public hours. Please note that due to K–12 school tours, certain floors of the museum may be inaccessible from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Capacity: 60 people
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups from the Bay Area.

Traveling from outside the Bay Area? Group rates apply.


Photo: Don Ross


Discussion with SFMOMA Staff

Description

Learn from an SFMOMA staff member in curatorial, education, collections, or other departments. Staff members can conduct tours of galleries and special exhibitions, or lead a discussion in the Koret Education Center studios.

Details
  • See request form for reservation deadlines. Availability is limited.
  • Available during SFMOMA public hours.
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups from the Bay Area.

Traveling from outside the Bay Area? Group rates apply.


Photo: Don Ross


The Collections Study Center

The Collections Study Center, generously supported by Ray and Dagmar Dolby, gives small groups the opportunity to view photographs, prints, and other works on paper not currently on view in the museum’s galleries. Faculty will work closely with SFMOMA staff to develop a checklist of works that best suits the goals of their course. Prior to requesting a visit to the Collections Study Center, please explore the collection online.

Details
  • Reserve at least two months in advance. Availability is limited.
  • Available Monday through Friday, 10–noon and 1–4 p.m.
  • Includes museum admission.
  • Capacity: 20
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups from the Bay Area.

Traveling from outside the Bay Area? Group rates apply:

  • Adults: $21
  • Ages 19–24: $16
  • All visitors 18 and under are free


Photo: Charlie Villyard