Guided Tours

Free Guided Tours inside the Museum are now available. Highly trained Museum docents are offering multiple tours each day. Each tour lasts approximately 40-50 minutes. No pre-registration required, but space may be limited.  Meet your tour guide at the Docent desk in the Rotunda prior to the posted tour time.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours now available. In the interest of public health and safety due to COVID-19, docents are hosting Virtual Tours online. Each tour lasts approximately 50 minutes and is offered on the Zoom platform. 

See the tour schedule below to view the calendar of virtual tours and register to attend. Prior registration for these free tours is required. Upon registration, the online link to the selected tour will be sent by email along with instructions.

Times and tour offering subject to change without notice.


Tour Schedule

See the calendar of upcoming virtual tours at the Museum below.

In-person guided tours are currently offered throughout the day. See the upcoming schedule below or check-in with the Visitor Relations team at the Museum entrance for the day’s schedule and tour topics. No pre-registration required, but space may be limited.  Meet your tour guide at the Docent desk in the Rotunda prior to the posted tour time. Guided tours are free with Museum admission.

Please note, Monet to Matisse exhibition tours require an additional $5 surcharge for gallery entry. Tickets can be purchased with Visitor Relations at the Museum entrance.

Times and tour offering subject to change without notice.


Specialty Tours

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. Tours are currently being offered through Zoom. For more information please email Dr. James Grebl, Manager of Docent Programs, at jgrebl@sdmart.org.