Hours and Admission


Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
Closed Mondays

Visit the Museum's calendar for upcoming programs and events.

Open Late

The Museum is open 11 AM–8 PM or later on the third Thursday of each month. Admission to the galleries is just $5 after 5 PM

Holiday Hours

Date Holiday Hours
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 Martin Luther King Day Closed
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 Presidents Day Closed
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 Independence Day 11 AM–5 PM
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 Labor Day 11 AM–5 PM
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day Closed
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 Christmas Eve 11 AM–3 PM
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 Christmas Day Closed
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 New Year's Eve 11 AM–3 PM
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 New Year's Day Closed


(as of October 3, 2015)
$10 Adult
$8 Senior 65 and over
$6 College student with ID
$5 Youth 7–17
Free Children 6 and under
Free Members

Blue Star Museums

The San Jose Museum of Art will offer free admission to active military personnel beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 to Labor Day, September 5, 2016 (the Museum is closed on Mondays and Monday holidays). The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. The complete list of participating museums is available online at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums

Public tours

Public tours of exhibitions are offered Tuesday–Sunday at 1 and 2:30 PM. All visitors are welcome to drop in on these tours, which meet in the Museum lobby. To arrange a special time for an adult group tour of ten or more, please call 408.291.5393 at least three weeks in advance.

In addition to joining free docent-led tours, you are invited to participate in art-making activities in the galleries. We have paper and pencils and clipboards available for your use. Just ask about these supplies at the SJMA Admission Desk.

Wheelchairs and strollers are available free of charge. Click here for complete information about Accessibility.

Photography policy

Visitors are permitted to take non-flash snapshots for their personal use only in permanent collection galleries. Photos of the Museum’s architecture and public spaces such as the lobby and café are also permitted.

Photography of any kind is not permitted in special exhibitions unless otherwise noted.

Please comply with any posted signs or staff instructions regarding photography.

Professional equipment such as tripods, external lighting, and large detachable lenses are not permitted. Reproduction of works of art in print or in digital media (including audio and video), beyond reasonable sharing via personal social media, is not permitted. Under no circumstances may photos of works of art taken at SJMA be sold in any format, including digital format, without express written permission of the copyright holder (which may include the artist, artist’s heirs, or other parties).