Guided Tours

Free Guided Tours inside the Museum are now available. Highly trained Museum docents are offering as many as two public tours each day. Each tour lasts approximately 30-40 minutes. Sign up for guided tours the day of your visit at the Visitor Relations desk or Docent desk, both located near the Museum entrance. Same-day registration is required. Space is limited.

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 at 11:00 a.m., noon, or 1:00 p.m. 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. Sign up for guided tours the day of your visit at the Visitor Relations desk or Docent desk, both located near the Museum entrance. Same-day registration is required. Space is limited. 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.