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.

Docent "Ten Talks"

Every 1st Thursday
6:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Ten-minutes, one work of art, and informal, interactive conversation in the galleries. Please meet in Colefax Gallery in front of the elevator on the Main Level.


Focus Tours

Docent's Choice

April
1 pm – 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 30
2 pm – 26
May
1 pm – 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 28
2 pm – 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25, 30
June
1 pm – 4, 6, 12, 19, 20, 25, 27, 28, 29
2 pm – 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 29

Contemporary

May
1 pm – 24, 29
2 pm – 26, 30
June
1 pm – 5, 8, 16, 18, 26
2 pm – 2, 9, 23, 28

Photography

April
2 pm – 20, 21
May
1 pm – 1, 4, 5

Sculpture

April
1 pm – 21, 25
2 pm – 19, 27, 28
May
1 pm – 9, 11, 14, 25, 26, 31
2 pm – 3, 5, 12, 17, 19
June
1 pm – 7, 13, 15, 21, 23
2 pm – 16
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Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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