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 summer Self-Guided tours for the period of June 8, 2019, through September 8, 2019. Self-Guided tours are offered daily (except Wednesdays). 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.

Please note: Only Self-Guided tours are available; we do not offer school tours led by Museum Guides in the summer. Applications for fall tours of all types will be available at the beginning of August.

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.

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