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Museum Hours

10AM – 7PM
10AM – 5PM
10AM – 5PM
10AM – 7PM
10AM – 5PM
10AM – 5PM

Easter (Closed)

Thanksgiving (Closed)

Christmas Eve (Open From 10AM to 3PM)

Christmas Day (Closed)

New Year's Eve (Open From 10AM to 5PM)

New Year's Day (Closed)

Free Tuesday hours 4 to 7 p.m. for Bexar County residents are generously funded by H-E-B. 

Free Sunday hours 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Bexar County residents are generously funded by the Mays Family Foundation. 

Non-Bexar county residents visiting during Free Tuesday and Free Sunday hours will pay the regular admission price.

Gallery Closures:

The Islamic Gallery is currently off view.

The American Art Gallery II, the Latin American Art Center (LAAC) Atrium, and the Popular Art Gallery in the Museum’s East wing are currently off view due to a frozen pipe that burst during the February snowstorm. No art was damaged, but those galleries will remain closed until further notice. 

Please note that the East elevator is under maintenance and currently not available.


Seniors (65+)
Youth (13 to 18)
Children (12 & under)

During Bexar County Free Hours, a special exhibition surcharge may apply.
All general admission, special admission, program fees, event tickets, donations, and memberships are final and non-refundable.

Museums for All program: Reduced admission price of $3 each for families receiving food assistance benefits (SNAP) up to four people with the presentation of a SNAP EBT card.

Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active duty military members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their families up to five people from Memorial Day through Labor Day with presentation of a military ID.

Special Admission Partnerships

Museums on Us Program

SAMA is a Museums on Us participant and offers one FREE general admission on the first full weekend of every month to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders.

University and Corporate Partners

Alamo Colleges, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word (and affiliated Brainpower Connection Schools), and UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff receive FREE general admission to the Museum and free parking during business hours with their school IDs. Parking validations are provided at the admissions desk.

H-E-B employees receive FREE general admission and free parking with their company ID. Parking validations are provided at the admissions desk.

Museums for All Program

General admission for families receiving food assistance benefits (SNAP) is $3 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card through partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Museums for All program. Free parking is also provided during business hours. Parking validations are provided at the admissions desk.

VIVA Culture Bus

All VIVA Culture Route riders receive a $2 discount on general admission when they show their bus ticket.



200 W. Jones Ave.

San Antonio, Texas 78215

Get Directions


Look for the brightly colored city VIVA Culture bus. One route stops in front of the Museum and another stops on Broadway at the corner of our street, Jones Avenue ( The double-decker hop-on-hop-off City Sightseeing bus also stops in front of the Museum.

River Taxi

SAMA is on the Museum Reach of the River Walk with a landing for GoRio riverboats and taxis (


A San Antonio Bike Share station is located in the Museum's parking lot. You can rent a bicycle at one of more than 65 locations, leave it at our station while you're here, and pick another one up when you're ready to go (


Walk along the Museum Reach of the River Walk. The Museum is a 10-minute walk from the Pearl retail and restaurant complex and a 30-min walk from central downtown hotels with public art along the way.


Public parking (across the street from the Museum): 
- $5 flat fee (9:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.)
- $15 flat fee (11:30 p.m.–9:30 a.m.)
Major credit cards are accepted.
$15 charge for lost tickets.

SAMA Members, University and Corporate partners: 
- FREE (9:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.)
- $15 flat fee (11:30 p.m.–9:30 a.m.)
Take a ticket upon arrival to access the lot and obtain validation in the Great Hall.

SNAP card recipients: FREE (during Museum hours)

Just picking up a product from the Shop? Ask your Shopping cashier to validate your ticket (up to one hour). 

Handicap-access parking spaces are available. 

For questions related to parking, contact Hospitality Parking at 210-223-3390.

Dine with Us

Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Chef Jason Dady serves his artful cuisine lunch and dinner in the Museum's historic Hops House overlooking the San Antonio River. Members receive 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages. 


The San Antonio Museum of Art is committed to serving visitors of all ages and abilities.

Lightweight folding stools that also serve as canes are available by the stairway in the Great Hall, and wheelchairs may be requested from a security guard at the front desk at the time of your visit. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Service animals are welcome in the Museum.

Please note that the East elevator is under maintenance and currently not available.

For more information on the accessibility of our building, call 210.978.8100.

Visitor Tips

Please help us preserve the collection. We ask that visitors do not lean in too closely or touch any works of art.

Pens, markers, weapons, food, drink, gum, and smoking are prohibited in the Museum.

Service animals are welcome, but pets are not permitted on the Museum campus.

No flash photography in the galleries. Photography is not allowed in Special Exhibitions unless otherwise noted. 

Groups + Tours

Make the most of your experience at SAMA.
We offer themed tours to schools and groups of all levels.

Visitor Reviews...

"Easily accessible from Riverwalk. On the hop on/hop off bus route as well. Fantastic collections. Need a couple of hours at least to fully explore. Good rainy day activity. There was a John Marin visiting exhibit during my time at the Museum. Very worthwhile stop in San Antonio."

—TripAdvisor user from White Rock, Canada


"Congratulations: very unique Museum! Well done in concept! I've enjoyed the special atmosphere, and will come again."

—Fritz Lord from Germany, Handwritten Comment Card


"Every time my family and I visit, there is always something new to see. This is by far my favorite museum. Staff is super-friendly, and price is worth all the great artifacts you get to learn about. You can get lost with all its beauty."

—Marissa, Facebook


"I absolutely love this art museum. It has a very welcoming feeling as you walk through the doors. The artwork is breathtaking. The layout is well organized. The staff is very friendly. I loved that my children loved it, I loved it. That doesn't always happen as often as I'd like."

—Free Irish/Mexican American Girl, Google


"Absolutely amazing! Plan to stay a few hours, though, to get the full enjoyment. Fruit for the soul, this place...the San Antonio Museum of Art was a definite highlight to my trip to Texas. Thank you to all the people who donate and loan art for our enjoyment and enrichment. I throughly enjoyed viewing most of the world through the eyes of some very talented people."

—Tammy and Donnie McLean, Facebook


"The San Antonio Museum of Art is incredible. It is definitely a must see and one of the best art museums I have ever been too. The staff is friendly, facility is clean, and every corner is packed with something new and exciting to look at. Price is fair for what you see, the River Walk is attached towards the back of the area and they even have a restaurant that serves up delicious food. My family and I spent hours exploring and learning things no other museum has ever taught us."

—JaDee Williams, Facebook

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Museum Shop

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