Guided Tours for School Groups (K-12)

School Tours at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Interactive gallery tours at the Contemporary Jewish Museum keep participants' voices and ideas central to the conversation and promote critical thinking, creativity, and observation skills. The CJM's inquiry-based tours are fun and interactive and are an exceptional way to engage students at the Museum. The CJM invites school groups of all abilities, and guided tours can be adapted to the varying needs of students.

Museum tours are aligned with Common Core Standards. In an hour-long thematic gallery tour that builds upon classroom learning, we introduce students to works of art through discussions and activities.

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School Art-Making Workshops

Continue your exploration of the CJM's exhibitions or architecture with a hands-on art project.

Access School Tours

The Museum offers customized multi-sensory tours and hands-on art-making workshops to children and teens with a range of disabilities and learning needs

Adventures in Architecture Tours (summer only)

Adventures in Architecture are interactive explorations designed to introduce campers to the fun of exploring architecture through hands-on art activities, creative movement, scavenger hunts, and design challenges.  Tours are 1.5 hours and can be scheduled in July and August. Book your adventure by calling 415-655-7851, emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or signing up via this link.

Teen for Teen Tours

At The CJM, students have the unique opportunity to be guided on a tour that is led by their peers. Teen Art Connect interns receive training to provide engaging interactive tours for other middle and high school students. To sign up for an architecture or exhibition tour, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

School Tour Resources

The CJM offers and array of resources designed to prepare students and teachers to view exhibitions, as well as to extend the learning following a museum visit. All resources are free and downloadable.  Explore our educator resources »

Trip Tips: Preparing for your Visit

We are delighted that you have selected The Contemporary Jewish Museum for a group visit. This page contains general information about the museum and tips for making your visit successful. Download our Trip Tips »

School Tour
Pricing and

Reservations are required for school tours and need to be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of a visit.



K-12 California Public School Classes
Free with a refundable $25 deposit to schedule a tour. 

Private School Classes
Tours for private schools are $25 for every class.  

Art-making workshops are $50 for every class.

Adventures in Architecture tours are $75 for every twenty summer campers

Admission is free for students 18 and under, and up to three chaperones, per group of twenty students. Additional chaperones pay regular admission.

Need help?  Reservations can be made online, or by calling 415.655.7856, or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Education Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are supported by The Jim Joseph Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Bank of America; The Skirball Foundation; Target; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Wells Fargo Foundation; Macy’s Foundation; Valerie and Norman Snart, in honor of Waldo and Helen Blumberg; and Union Bank Foundation.



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