Guided Tours for Private Groups

Tours for Groups at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Enhance your visit to The Contemporary Jewish Museum with a one-hour guided tour. Private tours can be requested of any current exhibitions or the Museum's architecture. Trained museum educators will take you on an in-depth exploration of one of our galleries, and share the unique history and mission of The Contemporary Jewish Museum.  The CJM is an ideal destination for a wide variety of groups: seniors, university classes, tour travel companies, and corporate groups. Let The CJM create a unique experience for you inside our galleries!

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Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. A cancellation fee applies to no-shows and to tours canceled with less than 48 hours notice.



Lunch at Wise Sons for Group Tours

Groups can enjoy lunch in our Wise Sons Jewish Deli following their tour.   It is highly recommended that groups place their order two days in advance, and submit their order by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or by calling 415.655.7887. Due to the volume of visitors who come to Wise Sons during lunch time hours, we cannot guarantee seating in the Café. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is also outdoor seating on the plaza available.  More about Wise Sons »

Museum Store Discounts for Group Tours

Groups that schedule a guided tour receive at 10% exclusive discount on their purchase at the Museum Store.

University Tours

University students, staff, and faculty groups are welcome to explore the museum through a one-hour guided tour. We offer a variety of tours of the museum’s exhibitions and can create custom visits to suit faculty needs and course objectives.

Access Tours

Guided tours are available for adult individuals or groups with mobility, hearing, visual, cognitive, memory loss, or other disabilities. Tactile and visual materials supplement descriptions and discussions. With advance notice a sign-language interpreter can be scheduled for a guided tour.

Group Tour Pricing


Private Adult Groups
$100 for a group of 20 people, plus applicable admission fees. Groups over 20 people require additional tour guides at $75 each.  

University Classes and Groups
$25 plus applicable admission fees. 

Social service agencies
May be eligible for a reduced tour rate of $25 plus applicable admission fees.

Groups of 10+ receive a $1 discount off regular adult, student or senior admission fees (Not valid when Museum admission is discounted to $5: Thursdays after 5pm, or during extended gallery closures).


736 Mission Street (btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103 | Hours: Daily 11am–5pm, Thursdays 11am–8pm, Closed Wednesdays | 415.655.7800 |