Guided Tours

Guided tours focus on the careful observation and discussion of a limited number of thoughtfully selected objects. Guided tours conform to the California State Visual Art Standards of Artistic Perception, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relationships, and Applications. After the guided gallery visit we encourage teachers and chaperones to spend extra time with students in the galleries visiting artworks and other exhibitions not covered in the lesson.  

Guided tour includes: Museum tour only, approximately 60 min. Masks are required for all tour attendees.

Program fee: $90 per class of 10–30 students. $180 per class of 31–60 students.

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Prepare for your school's tour to SJMA

You’ve booked your tour of the San José Museum of Art! Now what? Prepare for your school’s tour by reading our pre-visit information package. Masks are required for all tour attendees.


The education fund at SJMA is supported in part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, and generous funding from Lucia Cha, Priscilla Chou, the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Swenson Foundation, Farrington Historical Foundation, KPMG LLP, the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, Stuart and Daphne Wells, and SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.