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The Cantor Arts Center is now open at 100% capacity. Free all-day reservations are required for every visitor.

Reopening Hours

Please note that free all-day reservations will be required for entry.

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Reopening Hours

New days and hours.

We have adjusted our business hours. Please note the updated schedule below.
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Getting Here & New Parking System

  • We remind you that free all-day reservations are required for every visitor, including members.
  • Please enter the museum on the day of your reservation.
  • The parking process has changed. Visitors must pay for parking via Stanford Transportation's ParkMobile App.
Please note: Stanford has moved to a new contactless web/app system to pay for parking. Prior to your visit, we recommend you visit the Stanford Transportation website to familiarize with the new process.
An image of Cantor visitors checking in at the lobby of the museum.

The Basics of our "New Normal"

We want to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

  • Please stay home if you feel sick.

  • Free all-day reservations are required for entry.

  • Masks are required for all visitors 2 years and older.

  • Maintain social distance. Stay six feet apart from others.

A museum visitor looking at Shonibare's "The American Library"

What's Changed?

  • Visit our reopen page for further information on our current policies and museum visit FAQs.
  • Parking changes are in effect. Please visit the Stanford Transportation website for details on the new contactless web/app system to pay for parking.
  • In-person public tours, guided and class visits, and programs will resume at a later time.
  • Free all-day reservations are available.
  • The Cool Café will open at a later time with outdoor seating.

Outdoor Art

Our distinguished outdoor art program includes figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists ranging from the late 19th century through the present installed all across camput. As of April 12, visitors are welcome to view works installed in the Arts, Athletics and Community Zones only. Other zones on campus, including the core academic campus, will remain limited to approved students, faculty and staff to support teaching and research activities. A campus map showing the locations of the different campus zones is available here.

Campus Art Map

Map and Directions

The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus.

Google Map


Parking is limited. Stanford has a new contactless web/app system to pay for parking. Prior to your visit, we recommend you visit the Stanford Transportation website to learn more about the new visitor parking process.

New Parking Process
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Museum Policies


All photos must be for personal and non-commercial use. Wedding, prom, and portrait photography is not permitted either indoors or outside. Please refer to our Museum Policies for further information.

Museum Policies


Galleries, gardens, restrooms, and the Cool Café are all accessible by wheelchair when they are open. There is an accessible drop-off point on Lomita Drive and a ramp leading to the south entrance. Wheelchairs are available for visitors’ use.

Museum Policies

Visitor Guidelines

  • Strollers are available for visitors’ use.
  • Groups of 10 or more are asked to register in advance.
  • We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces, but do not provide any dedicated spaces for feeding.
Museum Policies

You belong here.

The Cantor Arts Center plays a leading role in the cultural life of the Stanford campus and greater community, welcoming some 200,000 visitors a year. Its collections include more than 38,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years of history and crossing continents from the Americas to Europe, and from Africa to Asia. We look forward to reopening our 24 galleries at limited capacity. Our vibrant family programs, lectures, art classes and special events will continue online until it is safe to assemble groups in again. We can't do all of this without our members.