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Museum Hours

Operating Hours:

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

Museum Holidays:

Easter Sunday (Closed)

Battle of Flowers (April 26, 2024, Closed)

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

Independence Day (Closed)

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)

Bexar County Residents Free General Admission Hours:

  • Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. generously funded by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. 
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. generously funded by the Mays Family Foundation. 

Note that there may be a special exhibition charge.

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.


Seniors (65+)
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.

San Antonio CityPASS®: Sightseeing in San Antonio? Save 39% on admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art admission and 3 more top San Antonio attractions with CityPASS® tickets. 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, 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

Get Directions


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 Old Town Trolley Tours 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 on the corner of Jones and Avenue B. (


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

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.