Hours and Admission



Museum + STORE

Thursday: 4–9pm
Friday: 11am–9pm
Saturday–Sunday: 11am–6pm
Now open on select Monday holidays: 11am–6pm

Museum Café

Thursday: 4–9pm 
Friday: 11am–9pm
Saturday–Sunday: 11am–3pm


Offered once a month on Thursdays, after-hours programs provide unique opportunities to engage with art, explore culture, and create connections with the community.

First Fridays

Art lovers at these FREE monthly programs enjoy a lounge-like atmosphere with music, late-night bites and drinks at El Cafecito by Mezcal, shopping, and open galleries. Free admission after 6pm!



  • Adult, $15
  • Senior 65 and over, $12

Visit the specials page for offers and discounts


  • Youth 17 and under
  • College student + teacher with ID

Bringing a group of 10 or more?
Please email us to schedule an appointment at education@sjmusart.org


  • Museum members

Our members receive FREE unlimited entry for a year, plus much more—Join us today!

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Holidays and Events

Spend a holiday at SJMA! We are open on select Monday holidays, 11am–6pm:

  • Labor Day: September 4, 2023
  • Indigenous People's Day: October 9, 2023
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 15, 2024
  • President's Day: February 19, 2024 
  • Memorial Day: May 27, 2024

SJMA is closed for select events and holidays:

  • Saturday, September 23 – Closed for SJMA's 2023 Gala + Auction 
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23, closed 
  • Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24, closed
  • Christmas: Monday, December 25, closed
  • New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31, closed
  • New Year's: Monday, Jan 1, 2024, closed

Group Visits

SJMA is pleased to offer free individual admission for youth 17 years and under, college students, and teachers with valid ID. Masks are required for everyone participating in a group tour at SJMA.

Any group of 10 or more K–12 students or 15 adults is considered a group tour. Private, youth, adult, and college group tours must be booked in advance. Drop-in groups may be asked to visit at another time due to Museum security and capacity policies. Guided and self-guided visits can be arranged from Friday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. For questions regarding our group tour policy please visit sjmusart.org/education or contact our education program coordinator at education@sjmusart.org

Photo Policy 

San José Museum of Art (SJMA) may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. By visiting SJMA, you consent to the use of your likeness, voice, or video image for these purposes.