Hours & Information
Tours are canceled at this time. In the interest of public health due to COVID-19, the Museum is temporarily suspending docent tours. Please see our reopening guidelines to learn what to expect when visiting the Museum.
Weekly Tour Schedule Below
Interested in scheduling a Group Tour? Find out more about our Group Tours.
Patrons with disabilities that prevent them from visiting in person or educators and schools that want a unique museum tour can now experience the Museum remotely with the use of a computer. The Beam, which the Museum recently purchased thanks to the generous support of the Thursday Club, is a smart telepresence device that uses high-quality audiovisual equipment and a Wi-Fi connection to navigate through galleries by remote control. Now, just by a simple download of software and logging onto the internet, individuals can experience a docent tour of the galleries while located at their own computer. The San Diego Museum of Art is very excited to be one of the first Museums to provide this program.
Beam tours, accompanied by a docent, are available Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tours are available in Spanish. Two weeks notice is required for Beam tours & are based upon availability.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the CBS News segment “Robots open up the world of art” here.
The Beam is generously sponsored by The Thursday Club.
Memories at the Museum | Alzheimer Tour
Participate in “Memories at the Museum” a collaboration with UCSD’s Alzheimer’s Research Center, the Timken Museum, Mingei International, and MOPA to offer tours to people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s Outreach program serves student, senior centers, libraries, community organizations. For more information please email Dr. James Grebl, Manager of Docent Programs, at email@example.com.