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The CJM is Open!

Find out everything you need to know to plan a safe and inspiring visit.

Welcome back

The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) has reopened to the public, and we can't wait to see you! Because our highest priority is the health and safety of you and our staff, we've made some updates to our guidelines and ticketing process to make sure you have a safe and inspiring visit. Here's what to expect during your visit:

A black-and-white icon of a face maskAll visitors are required to wear a face covering during their visit (except for children under 2; masks are strongly recommended, but not required, for children ages 2–9). A limited number of disposable masks are available, free of charge, at the front desk in the Shenson Welcome Center. CJM staff will also wear face coverings at all times.


A black-and-white icon of two people standing 6 feet apartVisitors and staff are required to practice physical distancing of at least six feet when in The Museum. Layout adjustments have been made throughout the building to reduce capacity and make space for physical distancing.


Visitors are strongly encouraged to book their timed tickets online in advance of their visit, to ensure a contactless check-in process when you arrive at The Museum. You can book your tickets here.


All high-touch surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected.


Touch-free hand sanitizer stations are located at entrances, elevators, and transaction points. Visitors are encouraged to sanitize and wash their hands frequently.


Still have questions? For more information on our safety practices and what to expect during your visit, read our full FAQ by clicking below.


Reserve your timed tickets below. In order to limit capacity and facilitate physical distancing, you’ll be admitted to The Museum at the time specified on your ticket. Please arrive within fifteen minutes of your allotted time.

  • Adults
  • Seniors (65 Years+) and Students
  • Members
  • Ages 18 and Under
  • Free First Fridays

For information on virtual private tours, please visit our Tours page.

Not a member? Join today!

Membership at The CJM grants you access to an exciting array of contemporary art, music, film, and educational programming. Join a diverse community of individuals who share your passion for contemporary art and new views on Jewish culture! 

Become a Member today!



  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday


The Museum is closed on:

  • New Year's Day 
  • The first day of Passover 
  • Independence Day
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur 
  • Thanksgiving 

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San Francisco, CA 94103



Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit The Contemporary Jewish Museum SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.


The Contemporary Jewish Museum strives to ensure that its facilities, exhibitions, and programs are accessible, and that all of our visitors feel a sense of welcome, respect, and inclusion. We believe that positive arts and cultural experiences are essential to building healthy communities. For information, registration, or to request an accommodation, contact Access and Community Engagement Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum: 415.655.7856 or access@thecjm.org.

Visit With Kids
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum offers a variety of family friendly programs that can make your visit meaningful, memorable, and enriching. Join us for fun and interactive opportunities where you can make art, play, enjoy live performances, explore The Museum, and spend quality time together.

For Teachers
A group of teenagers stands and looks at an iPad in The CJM.

During this unprecedented school year, our online space is open and packed with distance learning resources and programming for teachers and parents to use. Our offerings include free, live virtual tours for K–12 students; short videos related to our exhibitions and curriculum; teacher resource guides; and educator learning opportunities. Explore all of our educator resources, including videos, curricula, tour bookings, and art-making projects, below.