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, and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context, helping to 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.


During the summer, self-guided visits to the museum are available for grades K-12. Self-guided visits to Diego Rivera’s America in July and August are limited and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please check back in August to schedule September–December 2022 school visits of Diego Rivera’s America.

Please note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays through July 5 and does not open on Thursdays until 1 p.m.

The museum continues to adhere to all state, county and city COVID-19 policies and will endeavor 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.