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


SJMA is pleased to announce that the San Jose Museum of Art has received a California Arts Council grant to support Title One school field trips to the museum for the 2018 – 2019 school year. For the second year in a row, we have been provided with funding to support a limited number of special field trip experiences for Title One schools.​

Students are invited to come to the museum for a 2-hour museum field trip, called “Two Part Art.”
Two-Part Art encourages children to experience art as both viewer and maker. Children will participate in a one-hour tour, followed or preceded by a one-hour hands-on art workshop. Both tour and art activity will connect to the California State Visual Art Standards and current SJMA exhibitions. Normally this experience costs schools, $200.00 per class for up to 30 students. But with this grant funding the San José Museum of Art can offer this experience FREE to your students.​

For more information or to schedule your trip. Go to our website, and use our online scheduling tool. Choose “Make an appointment for 2-Part Art.” Please note, reservations are filling up fast and space is limited. To secure a spot please reserve as soon as possible as we expect to be at capacity by the end of September. The museum is closed on Mondays.​

When you are done filling out the registration form, a drop-down menu will ask for the “number of classes attending and program fees” You can select the California Arts Council selection at the bottom of the menu. Your confirmation will be sent to you, and you are all set!

Use the Scheduler to book your visit, today!

Please email us at for more information.