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 Colefax Gallery in front of the elevator on the Main Level. To book a docent-led tour for an adult group, please call 805.884.6423 or email groupvisits@sbma.net. Tours are free with admission.

To book a private docent-led tour for an adult group, please call 805.884.6423 or email groupvisits@sbma.net. Tours require a minimum of two weeks notification and 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 schoolprograms@sbma.net.

School Tours, over 5 students, require a reservation two weeks in advance and are free.

FREE Docent-Led Tours

Docent-Led tours explore highlights and focus areas of the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions.

1 pm Tuesday-Thursday
1 pm and 2 pm Friday-Sunday
6 and 6:30 pm on First Thursdays
Docent Tours meet in Colefax Gallery in front of the elevator on the Main Level.


Exhibition Tours

Focus Tours

Docent's Choice

November
1 pm – 21, 27
2 pm – 15, 17, 23
December
1 pm – 3, 6, 11, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22, 28
2 pm – 13, 27
January
1 pm – 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26
2 pm – 3, 4, 19
February
1 pm – 1, 5, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29
2 pm – 7, 14, 15, 22, 28
March
1 pm – 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31
2 pm – 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27
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Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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