Public tours are offered many times throughout the week. Tours meet in the main lobby unless otherwise specified. Every tour is different. Also, groups may take self-guided tours. Learn more about self-guided tours.
Saturdays at 3 pm
February 15 – May 31, 2014
Led by a student guide, each weekly thematic tour is based on a topic of the student's choice, such as color, portraiture, space, and spirituality. Student guides are all Stanford undergraduates from different academic majors. Meet in the main lobby. Tours last about one hour.
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
April 23 – August 17, 2014
Meet in the main lobby. Tours last about one hour.
This tour focuses on the contemporary art collection in the Friedenrich Family Gallery, which features works from the 1950s to the present and reflects the innovations that make this art so dynamic and exciting. Second Saturday of each month at 3 pm. Note: There will be no Contemporary Art tours January through March due to the Flesh & Metal exhibition.
Outdoor Sculpture Walk
This tour explores the Stanford campus and its extensive outdoor collection of 20th-century sculpture in the quad and south campus area. First Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the Main Quad entrance where The Oval meets Serra Street
Outdoor Sculpture Around the Museum
This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, dating from 1891, that flank the main entrance. The tour continues with the work of Auguste Rodin, Beverly Pepper, Mark di Suvero, and Andy Goldsworthy. Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am.
Rodin Sculpture Garden and Galleries
The B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden features 20 bronzes by Auguste Rodin, including The Gates of Hell, and is open to the public. The Cantor also devotes three indoor galleries to the work of Rodin. Wednesdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am, Sundays at 3 pm, rain or shine
Located in the Main Quad, a few minutes' walk from the Center, the Stanford Memorial Church is the physical heart of the campus, replete with stained glass windows, mosaics, and stone carvings. Fridays at 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the church entrance
Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. It is located at Santa Teresa Street (off Campus Drive West) and Lomita Drive, near Roble Hall
Third Sundays of the Month, 2 pm, rain or shine.
Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive.
The Hanna-Honeycomb House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s for Jean and Paul Hanna. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Mr. Wright that exemplify his contribution to American culture. For information and to book a Hanna House tour, call 650-725-8352 or visit their website.
Teachers or group leaders may schedule self-guided visits for up to 40 people. Groups should be divided into 10 or fewer in the galleries; all groups with visitors under the age of 18 must have at least one adult supervising every 10 children. Please submit a Tour Registration form or call 650-723-3469 six to eight weeks before the date of your visit. Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate more than 40 people in an organized group at one time. If you bring a large group without an appointment, please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate you when you arrive. Please refer to the self-guided groups guidelines for more information.