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Public Tours

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.

current tours

Docent’s Choice

  • 11:30am Daily (except Wed) 
  • 1:30pm Daily (except Wed)
  • 5:30pm Thursday
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Exhibition Tours

Find out more about the works of art on display in the Museum’s current exhibitions.

Docent's Choice Tours

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.

Architecture Tours

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. 


All public tours meet in Blue Cube next to the Shenson welcome desk, 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 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.


Have a large group, or need special accomodations? 

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.