Guided Tours

The Museum offers guided tours to groups of 10 or more.

Groups can explore the Museum's exhibitions and collections through a guided tour led by one of our knowledgeable docents. Select a theme below to register for your tour online.

  • Guided tours are offered throughout the year on Tuesdays-Sundays during normal Museum hours.
  • Guided tours are 1 hour long.
  • Two week’s advance reservation is required.
  • If you need to cancel your tour reservation, please notify the Tour Scheduler at (210) 978-8138. If you are running late on your tour day, please notify the Museum’s front desk at (210) 978-8100.
  • Ask about our bilingual tour guides.
  • Docent-led tours fees are $14 per adult, $10 per senior and $8 per college student or military.

Review Our Visitor Policies.

Special Exhibition Tours »

Focus your tour on one of the Museum's special exhibitions.


American Art »

Consisting of portraits, landscapes, still life, religious subjects, and historical scenes, the Museum’s American collection reflects the events and ideas that had an impact on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Asian Art »

One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of its kind in the United States, the Museum’s Asian art collection features outstanding works of art from China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Burma, and numerous other countries and covers nearly 6,000 years of Asian art history.


Contemporary Art »

The Museum’s Contemporary collection features paintings, photography, and assemblage sculptures from local and international artists. The objects are grouped thematically, with sections devoted to traditional subjects as well as groupings devoted to identity and heritage and other social issues that defined the late twentieth century. 


Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art »

The Museum’s collection of art from the Ancient Mediterranean World features Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan objects.


Latin American Art »

The Museum’s Latin American art covers 4,000 years of historical objects from Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America. The collection features pieces from the Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial eras, and Modern/Contemporary pieces and those from the folk art tradition.


Museum Highlights »

An insightful tour based on the works of art found in the San Antonio Museum of Art collections.


Personalized Tour »

Focus your tour on a special topic.


Self-Guided Visits

During a self-guided visit, groups are welcome to explore the Museum's permanent collections and special exhibitions.

  • Self-guided visits are offered throughout the year: Tuesdays-Sundays during normal Museum hours.
  • We recommend that you plan your visit to be approximately 1 hour long.
  • One week advance registration required.
  • The Museum offers self-guided visits to groups of 10 or more.
  • Self-guided visit fees are $12 per Adult and $8 per Senior (65+).
Adult Self-Guided Visits »


Tours for Visually Impaired

10:00 am the first Saturday of every month or by special arrangement. These tours are free.

Docent-led tours for the blind and visually impaired include descriptive language, touch, sound and smell to enhance the visitors’ experience with art. Guide dogs, sighted companions and others are welcome on the tours, as are wheelchairs and other walking aids.

To make reservations, please call (210) 978-8138 or email

Highlights Tour »

Experience treasures from 5,000 years of art history in the Museum’s collections. Explore highlights from the ancient to the modern world including Asian art, European art, art of the Americas, and art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.


Life, Death, and the Afterlife »

An introduction to customs, rituals, and celebrations around the world, this tour examines beliefs and practices of peoples throughout history.


Art in the Americas »

Talk about the stories, customs, and daily life of the peoples who have inhabited the Americas through the museum’s Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, American, and Modern and Contemporary Latin American art collections.