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 online Scheduler and download the Pre-Visit Packet. If you need assistance, please send an e-mail to or call 408.291.5393.

Use our "Scheduler" to book your visit.

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 scheduler to set-up a self-guided tour. Please check here for more information. If you have questions, please contact us at


The Museum is thrilled to announce it has additional support to host Title One K-8 schools free of charge for our Two-part Art program. If you are a Title One school, please choose the “Title One (x)” from the drop-down menu when booking your tour. We are currently accepting tours from January 22 to March 30, 2019. Space is limited.

Please email us at for more information.


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

The first round of 2018–2019 grant applications will open on September 17, 2018, and close on September 30, 2018. The second round will open on January 21, 2019, and close on February 4, 2019. Grants of up to $1,000 per teacher are available to help take students to museums or bring artists to the classroom, or grants of up to $250 per teacher are available for the purchase of arts-related materials for special class art projects.

Teachers can apply here.