SAMA is closed to the public until further notice.

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Admission tickets may be purchased at the door.

Museum Hours


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 (Open From 12PM to 5PM)

COVID-19 Update
We love our visitors and staff and want to keep them safe. As a public health precaution, the Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

All public programming is canceled until further notice including tours, lectures, and performances. Additionally, all school field trips are canceled for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. It is our hope that these steps will help contribute to the sustained good health of our community. Any changes will be announced on our website and through our regular communication channels.

Tre Trattoria's dining rooms are closed in accordance with city orders, but curbside pickup orders may be placed online or by calling 210.805.0333. 

Please note that while the Museum may be closed to the public, our registrars and curatorial team continue to manage the care and preservation of the artwork.

Free Tuesday hours 4 to 9PM for Bexar County residents are generously funded by H-E-B.

Free Sunday hours 10AM to 12PM for Bexar County residents are generously funded by the Mays Family Foundation.

We regret that the Islamic Gallery is currently not on view and apologize for the inconvenience.


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

Admission tickets may be purchased at the door.
During 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: A reduced admission price of $3 each for up to four persons is offered to families receiving food assistance benefits (SNAP) with the presentation of a SNAP EBT card. Blue Star Museum: We offer free admission for active duty military including National Guard and Reserve, and their families (12 and older, 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, University of the Incarnate Word (and affiliated Brainpower Connection Schools), and Trinity University students, faculty, and staff receive FREE general admission to the Museum with their school IDs.

Valero Energy and H-E-B employees receive FREE general admission with their company ID.

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.

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

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Free visitor parking available across the street from the museum.


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.

Dine with Us

Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Chef Jason Dady serves his artful cuisine lunch, dinner, and brunch in the Museum's historic Hops House overlooking the San Antonio River. Members receive 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages. Visitors may also combine a special group tour with lunch.


The Museum is fully accessible to the mobility impaired. 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.

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

Please check backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas at the front desk.

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


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