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.


We are not currently scheduling K–12 self-guided or guided school tours in the museum or Art Express visits to the classroom.

We will provide updates here as we have new information to report. Be sure to check our Teacher Resources page for art projects, artist-designed activities, and discussion questions you can use with your students to explore artworks from SFMOMA’s collection, videos and animations, and more!

We look forward to welcoming students back to explore our galleries and experience our programming at a future date.

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

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. There are no upcoming screenings at this time.


SFFILM’s Schools at the Festival

April 8–21, 2020

SFMOMA is pleased to partner with SFFILM Education to host select weekday matinees of curated Festival film programs at no cost to students or educators. Classes attending a Schools at the Festival screening at SFMOMA may also visit the museum galleries at no cost.

The Schools at the Festival program introduces students ages 6 to 18 to international film and the art of filmmaking, while promoting media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills, and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema.

There are no upcoming screenings at this time.