Gallery Tours

Learn more about the artwork on view at SBMA with a docent-led gallery tour. Tours take place daily and are free with the price of admission. Please meet in Ludington Court near the State Street entrance at the times listed below.

TuesdayThursday: 1 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am and 1 pm

During fall 2021, join a special “Meet the Museum” tour on Sundays at 1 pm. Docents will introduce visitors to the newly renovated galleries and highlight important works of art from the Museum’s different collecting areas.

Group Tours

Are you interested in touring the Museum as a group? To book a group tour, please call 805.884.6423 or email Museum Visitor Services staff are happy to assist you. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance of your desired tour date.

School Tours

SBMA offers a range of in-person gallery tours and art programs for students grades K–College. To book a school tour, please refer to the Schools & Teachers page for registration information. Questions? Contact the Museum’s Education Department at 805.884.6457 or

Verbal Description Tours

SBMA offers verbal description tours for individuals who are blind or have low vision. To schedule a verbal description tour, please contact the Museum’s Education Department at 805.884.6457 or Please submit your request three weeks in advance of the desired tour date.

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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