Gallery Tours

During your visit to the Museum, you are invited to join a docent-led gallery tour. Gallery tours are informative and eye-opening. They provide an opportunity to experience and discuss a selection of artworks in a relaxed, informal setting. Gallery tours are free with Museum admission, and begin in the lobby at the State Street entrance. To book a docent-led tour for an adult group, please call 805.884.6423 or email Tours are free with admission.

To book a school tour (Grades K-College) please refer to our Schools & Teachers page or call 805.884.6457 or email

School Tours, over 5 students, require a reservation and are completely free.

Highlight tours of the museum’s current exhibitions begin daily at 1 pm.

Docent "Ten Talks"

Every Thursday
6:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Ten-minutes, one work of art, and informal, interactive conversation in the galleries. Please meet at the State street entrance.

Docent-Led Tours of Special Exhibitions

Focus tours explore a special exhibition or particular collection such as Antiquities, American, Asian, European, Modern and Contemporary art or Photography. Please meet at the State Street entrance.

Focus Tours

2, 11, 17, 26, 28 – 2 pm
2, 13, 21, 29 – 2 pm
Portrait Tours
9, 18, 21, 25 – 2 pm
1, 6, 14, 22, 30 – 2 pm
3, 12, 19, 23, 27 – 2 pm
8, 16, 24 – 2 pm
Santa Barbara Art Museum

Museum Hours

Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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