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 school tours and Art Express classroom visits starting February 3, 2020 through June 5, 2020.  Tours are offered weekdays (except Wednesdays) during the academic year. We require one chaperone for every ten students, and can 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 not be able to accommodate all tour requests. If your class cannot be scheduled for your first selection, we suggest you choose an alternate SFMOMA school program from the options below.

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)

SFMOMA offers opportunities for school groups to experience a special selection of films, media artworks, and live performances.. Admission to the museum’s galleries is included with this program.