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 currently scheduling self-guided visits for the Spring 2023. Self-guided visits are available for grades K-12. We are only scheduling self-guided visits at this time as guide-led tours are completely booked through the end of the school year.

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.