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Museum Hours

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

Thanksgiving (Closed)

Christmas Eve (Open From 10AM to 3PM)

Christmas Day (Closed)

New Year's Eve (Open From 10AM to 3PM)

New Year's Day (Closed)

Easter Sunday (Closed)

Battle of Flowers (April 26, 2024, Closed)

Fiesta Flambeau Parade (April 27, 2024, Open From 10AM to 3PM)

Independence Day (Closed)

Bexar County Residents Free General Admission Hours:

  • Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. generously funded by H-E-B. 
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. generously funded by the Mays Family Foundation. 

Please note that there is a $5 surcharge for special exhibitions during SAMA's free general admission hours.

Group visits cannot be accommodated during free hours. Contact to schedule a group visit.

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.


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.

CityPASS: See more of San Antonio with CityPass. Save 35% off admission to 4 top attractions in San Antonio, including the San Antonio Museum of Art. Click here to learn more.  
Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active duty military members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their families up to five people from Armed Forces 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, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word (and affiliated Brainpower Connection Schools), The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Texas A&M University-San Antonio students, faculty, and staff receive FREE general admission to the Museum with their school IDs.

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. Tickets can be purchased onsite only.

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200 W. Jones Ave.

San Antonio, Texas 78215

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Bus routes 09 Broadway Frequent and 14 Perrin Beitel Skip include stops near the San Antonio Museum of Art ( 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): 

When you arrive, scan the QR code on the parking signage or visit to register your vehicle and pay. Please have your license plate and credit card information ready. Major credit cards accepted.

SAMA Members park for FREE during Museum hours. Join today!

Are you a SAMA Member and have a question about your free parking benefit? Call 210.978.8155 (M-F, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) or email us at To register your vehicle for free parking, email your license plate information (up to two) to

Just picking up a product from the Museum Shop? Select "Gift Shop"  from the parking app.

Handicap-access parking spaces are available. 

For other questions related to parking, please contact Parking Management Company (PMC) at 512-518-5659.

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.

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. Backpacks are not permitted in the galleries and can be checked in at the front desk.

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

No flash photography in the galleries. Photography is welcome unless otherwise noted. No tripods, stabilizers, or selfie sticks are permitted.

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


Museum Shop

Get 10% off with SAMA membership on all your purchases.


Museum Shop

Get 10% off with SAMA membership on all your purchases.

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