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, 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 currently only scheduling K-12 self-guided school visits to the museum. At present, self-guided visits are limited to thirty-five students and five chaperones per class. Please scroll down to the Self-Guided Visits section to learn what exhibitions are available.

With San Francisco’s vaccination policy going into effect on August 20, we will be sure to make any visit to SFMOMA 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, 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. We will provide updates here as we have new information to report.

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