Plan Your Visit

Public tours

SJMA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to view art, and restricting large groups will help further this goal. We have temporarily cancelled group tours but invite you to watch exhibition and artist highlights made by SJMA docents and educators that you will find on gallery walls with QR codes.

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

Enhanced Safety Measures

To ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers, docents, and staff, SJMA has devised an Enhanced Safety Measures plan that is compliant with Santa Clara County Health Department and CDC guidelines. Please review these changes before you visit and thank you for helping us make your Museum visit easy, enjoyable, and safe. We will carefully and continually monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real time and make further adjustments as needed.

Group Visits

SJMA is pleased to offer free individual admission for youth 17 years and under, college students, and teachers with valid ID.

Any group of 10 or more K–12 students or 15 adults is considered a group tour. Private youth, adult, and college group tours require an additional fee and 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.

Visitor Map

Print or download the Museum Map in advance of your visit.

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).