Daily (except Wednesdays) | 11:30am and 1:30pm, Thursdays 5:30pm
ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission
CJM tour guides share their favorite exhibitions' works of art in lively conversation-based tours. Themes and topics change daily and may include CJM Architecture, exhibition highlights, or focus on a single exhibition. Call the Shenson Welcome Center for details at 415.655.7881 or 415.655.7882.
Find out more about the works of art on display in the Museum’s current exhibitions.
Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists
Explore the idea of contraptions and machines through works of art by California Jewish artists over the past hundred years.
The Art of Rube Goldberg
Connect the works of art from Contraption to the grandfather of the contraption, cartoonist Rube Goldberg, best known for his “invention drawings.”
Your docent will choose a selection of highlights of The Museum’s current exhibitions as well as an introduction to The CJM’s symbolic architecture to showcase in this informative tour.
An in-depth look at the history and symbolism of The CJM’s dynamic building, which combines a landmark 1907 power substation with Daniel Libeskind’s contemporary architecture.
Tours meet at the Sala Webb Education Center, and are available first-come, first-serve. No reservations are necessary. Exhibition tours are limited to the first 20 people. All tour times and locations are subject to change or cancellation. Tours are between 45 and 60 minutes long.
The CJM is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. Sign language interpretation and CART real-time captioning can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415.655.7856 (relay calls welcome). FM assistive listening devices for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. For more info, visit our Accessibility page.
Requests for Private Tours are welcome, and Access Tours can be customized to the needs, interests, and abilities of your group—from verbal description and tactile tours to American Sign Language interpreted tours. The CJM is an ideal destination for a wide variety of groups: seniors, university classes, tour travel companies, and corporate groups. Guided tours for school groups of all ages are also available. Join us—you will leave with enriched views about contemporary art, Jewish culture, and history.