Visiting the Museum
With additional entrances and free art-filled public spaces, the new SFMOMA will be deeply connected to the city. Visitors will be able to enter the museum through the original main entrance at Third Street or through a new entrance at Howard Street. The new Joyce and Larry Stupski Entrance at Minna Street, dedicated to school groups and after-hours performances, will make the museum accessible from multiple sides. Pathways from the Third Street and Howard Street entrances converge on Floor 2 at the Helen and Charles Schwab Hall, a spacious gathering place with views of Sol LeWitt’s joyful Wall Drawing 895 Loopy Doopy (white and blue) (1999). Coat checks will be available at both entrances.
New, expanded visitor maps will be available throughout the museum. Serving a broad and diverse community, the museum will offer these maps in English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (simplified Chinese characters) and Spanish.
Restrooms are located on each floor of the museum, with all-gender restrooms on the first and third floors, and family restrooms on the second and fourth floors.
Wheelchairs and cane seats will be available upon request.
SFMOMA Museum Store
The SFMOMA Museum Store will resume operations inside the museum at opening. The renovated Museum Store (Floor 1) will feature a wide selection of art books, home accessories and furnishings, artist-made jewelry, toys, prints and more, and will be open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The new Satellite Store (Floor 2) will showcase exclusive SFMOMA-branded items and art-related merchandise, and will be open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SFMOMA Museum Store also has a location on the departure level at the SFO International Terminal, open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shoppers can also shop online at museumstore.sfmoma.org. Every purchase from the Museum Store supports SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs.
Dining at SFMOMA
Michelin-three-starred Chef Corey Lee will create a reimagined restaurant experience at In Situ, located on the museum’s ground floor. By engaging the global culinary community, Chef Lee will curate and execute a rotating menu of dishes contributed by 80 chefs from around the world. In Situ will be open for lunch and dinner, and is currently scheduled to open in June. The announcement of the restaurant’s opening date and hours of operation is forthcoming.
Sightglass at SFMOMA
The third-floor coffee bar at the new SFMOMA, operated by Sightglass, will offer visitors a selection of artisanal coffee beverages and pastries, as well as a space in which to reflect and connect, adjacent to the museum’s new Photography Interpretive Gallery, a part of the John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography. Sightglass at SFMOMA will be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On the fifth floor, Cafe 5 will offer a menu of lighter fare with a California-fusion mindset. Offerings will include flatbreads, fresh organic salads and artisanal open-faced sandwiches. Guests will be able to dine in the rooftop Pavilion and the Jean and James Douglas Family Sculpture Garden. Operated by McCalls Catering, Cafe 5 will be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.