School Tours

When students take a guided tour, they learn fascinating information about a number of carefully selected objects.

SJMA guided group tours utilize inquiry-based discussion methods to support both the California State Visual Arts and Common Core Standards.

To schedule your visit, please use the button below and download the Pre-Visit Packet. If you need assistance, please send an e-mail to or call 408.291.5393.

Any group of 10 or more people is considered a  group tour. Teachers, professors, and other professionals who wish to bring in a group larger than 10 to the Museum must use the button below to set-up a self-guided tour. Please check here for more information. If you have questions, please contact us at

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K-12 School Tours Summer Schedule Update

Thank you for your interest in booking a school tour at the San José Museum of Art. Our school tour program is closed from June 10 to July 28, 2019, and we will not accept any tours during this time. You are welcome to book a visit with us starting on July 30, 2019.

2019–2020 CAC Title One School Tour Grant Program

We are currently accepting grant-funded school tour reservations for the months of September through October 31, 2019. Title One schools who book tours during these months will receive a 2-hour field trip with a guided visit to the galleries and inspired art-making lesson with our education staff.  For more information about this program please contact us at

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The ArtsEdConnect program awards grants to teachers and classrooms in Santa Clara County to support and encourage arts education in our schools. 

The second round for applications will open in September 2019. Grants for teachers are available to help take students to museums or bring artists to the classroom, or grants of $250 per teacher are available for the purchase of arts-related materials for special class art projects.

Teachers can apply here.