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Our expert docents introduce you to the collection and special exhibitions.
Guided Tours
Free guided tours of the collection and special exhibitions are available daily, and storytelling sessions are offered on weekends. Ask at the Information Desk to discover the latest offerings.

Self-Guided Multimedia Tours

Asian Art Museum Tour
Learn more about the museum’s masterpieces and other significant artworks in English, French, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin or Cantonese. Borrow an iPod Touch featuring the tour for FREE at the Information Desk, or download the app to your own device. Transcripts are also available.   

Spring Shows 2016 Tour (available through May 8, 2016) 
Download the audio tour app for free on your mobile device via iTunes or Google Play or borrow a device at the museum ($5 for non-members, free for members).

Enjoy an audio tour featuring three special exhibitions on view at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco during the spring of 2016: Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts; Hidden Gold: Mining Its Meaning in Asian Art; and China at the Center: Rare Ricci and Verbiest World Maps. Museum curators Qamar Adamjee, Jeffrey Durham, and Natasha Reichle will be your personal guides. 
Use this app to:
  • Access exclusive content      
  • Gain insight from leading scholars on more than 25 notable artwork
  • Locate an object by inputting the stop number, keyword search, or browse the full list
  • Live Tweet your museum experience or share the highlights on social media

Private Tours
Private tours led by expert docents are available to groups and museum partners. A variety of options run the gamut from special exhibitions to the building’s architecture. Visit here for more information, email or call 415.581.3621.

School Tours
Free admission is available for grades pre-K through 12 and California college groups. Visit our School Programs and College Groups pages for more information and to request a tour.