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.

Docent-Led Tours of Special Exhibitions

Daily at noon. 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

11, 26 – noon
European Collection
4, 17, 27 – noon
4, 10, 16, 28 – noon
5, 14, 19, 29 – noon
Portrait Tours
19, 21 – noon
Sculpture Tours
5, 10 – noon
7, 22 – noon
8, 15, 20, 26 – noon
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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