The Cantor Arts Center offers free public and private docent tours and welcomes self-guided tours. NOTE: If you bring a group over 10 people without registering as a private or self-guided tour group, we may not be able to accommodate you when you arrive.
ATTEND A PUBLIC TOUR
Public docent tours are offered many times throughout the week and are open to all on a drop-in basis. Tours meet in the main lobby unless otherwise noted. To learn more about the types of tours available and when they are offered, click here.
REQUEST A PRIVATE TOUR
Private docent tours must be scheduled at least six weeks in advance as slots fill up quickly. Tours requested less than six weeks in advance may not be accommodated. Private tours are for groups of 10 (minimum) to 40 (maximum), not including chaperones. If your numbers change or if you need to cancel, please let the Tour Scheduler know as soon as possible by calling (650) 723-3469.
Self-guided tours do not involve a docent but must be registered at least six weeks in advance. Teachers or group leaders must register if the group size exceeds 10 people. Groups may not exceed 40 people and should be divided into 10 or fewer in the galleries. All groups with participants under the age of 18 must have at least one adult supervising every 10 children. Please refer to the self-guided groups guidelines for more information.
DINING AT THE CANTOR
Tour groups are welcome to enjoy food and drink outside the museum on the picnic tables in the Rodin Sculpture Garden before or after their tours on a first-come, first-served basis. If tour attendees are interested in dining at the Cool Cafe, please note the following guidelines:
- The Cool Cafe is best suited for small groups of 4 or fewer people. Most tour groups exceed that size and may not be accommodated during the lunch rush (noon to 2 pm).
- The Cool Cafe does not accept to-go orders or reservations from tour groups.
- Tour groups may not bring outside food, drink, or decor into the Cool Cafe.