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.

For more information about individual tours, please download the School + Teacher Programs brochure.


We are now accepting applications for spring Guided and Self-Guided tours and Art Express classroom visits for the period of February 2, 2019, through June 7, 2019.

Tours are offered weekdays (except Wednesdays) during the academic year. We require one chaperone for every ten students, and offer free admission for all students and up to eight chaperones, including the teacher, per scheduled class. To request a tour, complete the application and submit it by the deadline indicated on the application. Requests are not accepted by phone or fax. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to accommodate all tour requests. If your class cannot be scheduled, we suggest you consider an alternate SFMOMA school program.

SFMOMA offers a limited number of free buses for qualifying SFUSD classes. For more information, contact the School Visits Office at

Stage and Screen Programs (grades K–12, length: various)

In conjunction with the museum’s performance and film programming, SFMOMA offers opportunities for school groups to experience featured films, newly commissioned participatory artworks, and live performances. Admission to the museum’s galleries is included. Check back soon for more information.

2019 SFUSD Arts Festival: Media Arts Day

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Floor 1, Phyllis Wattis Theater

11 a.m.–noon
K–8 grade student films and shorts

1 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
6–12 grade student films

Once again, SFMOMA is pleased to host the Student Film Festival as part of the SFUSD Arts Festival — a celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media and performing arts.

To reserve a spot for your class at one of these screenings, please contact us at

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