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

4, 10, 21 – 2 pm
2, 10, 22, 30 – 2 pm
Portrait Tours
3, 8, 17 – 2 pm
1, 9, 17, 28 – 2 pm
Sculpture Tours
7, 15, 23 – 2 pm
7, 15, 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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