Guided Tours for School Groups

Available by reservation

ADMISSION: Free for K-12 California public schools, per-class pricing for private schools and additional options

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 active 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 led by professional Museum educators and 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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Art-Making Workshops

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

Adventures in Architecture Tours

Adventures in Architecture are interactive explorations designed to introduce students and campers to the fun of architecture through hands-on art activities, creative movement, scavenger hunts, and design challenges. Tours are 1.5 hours and can be scheduled throughout the year.

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.

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 teens@thecjm.org.


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.

Trip Tips: Preparing for your Visit

We are delighted that you have selected The Contemporary Jewish Museum for a group visit. Prepare for your visit with this downloadable PDF of general information about the museum and tips for making your tour successful.

School Tour Pricing and Booking
  • K-12 California Public Schools
    Free with $25 deposit
  • Private Schools
    $25 per class
  • Art-Making
    $75 per class
  • Adventures in Architecture
    $75 per class

All class prices are per group of 22 students.

Museum Admission

Free for students 18 and under, plus up to three chaperones (per group of 22 students). Additional chaperones pay regular admission.


Reservations are required for school tour groups, and must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of your tour.


Need help?

Reservations can be made online, or by calling 415.655.7857, or by emailing tours@thecjm.org


School and Teacher Programs are made possible by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Leadership support comes from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund, with additional generous support from the Toole Family Charitable Foundation and the Ullendorff Memorial Foundation.