ALERTDuring lobby construction, visitors should use the far right-hand doors to enter the museum and check in at the new information desk in Bowes South Court. Learn more.

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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
Learn more about the museum’s masterpieces and other significant artworks in English, French, Spanish, 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.   

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 415.581.3620.

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.