Artist Erina Alejo discusses their exhibition My Ancestors Followed Me Here with a group of local middle school students; photo courtesy the artist.

School Visits

Museum experiences are a great way to encourage students to draw connections between art and their own lives, apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context, and help develop critical and creative thinking skills. Teachers and their students are invited to explore the museum either with a Museum Guide or on a Self-Guided Visit. All scheduled school visits are free of charge for students and up to eight chaperones (including the teacher) per class.


We are now scheduling guide-led tours for Winter and Spring 2023 and self-guided visits through the end of January 2023 (Spring self-guided application coming soon!). Guided tours at the museum are available for grades 3-12. Self-guided visits are available for grades K-12.

Please note that the museum does not open to the public on Thursdays until 1:00 p.m.

The museum continues to adhere to all state, county, and city COVID-19 policies and endeavors to make any visit to the museum as safe as possible. The museum’s official health and safety guidelines can be found in our visitor toolkit and will be updated in accordance with any changes that might impact you.

Be sure to check our Teacher Resources page for art projects, artist-designed activities, videos, animations, and discussion questions you can use with your students to explore artworks from SFMOMA’s collection.

Questions? Please contact the School Visits office at schoolvisits@sfmoma.org.