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Hours & Admission


Free for everyone. All the time.


Gallery Hours

Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. from January 17 through June 17 with the following exceptions:

  • The museum will be closed March 18 - April 9, 2023 due to academic breaks and university-observed holidays.

Please be advised, that changes to this schedule may occur and we encourage guests to always check our website before coming to the museum.


COVID Protocols

  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.

  • We ask that guests experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or feeling ill stay home.

  • Guests are asked to still practice social distancing.

  • Two hand sanitizer dispensers are installed in the museum's foyer for guests' use.


Group Policies:

SCU Class visits:

Faculty, whether you are seeking a tour, a presentation, a viewing of objects from the collection, a self-guided visit, or other please fill out this google form to begin the conversation about scheduling your class' visit.


SCU Groups:

SCU Students, Faculty, or Staff wanting to visit the museum as a group / unit / department, whether you are seeking a tour or a self-guided visit, please fill out this google form to begin the conversation about scheduling your visit.


non-SCU Group visits:

At this time, the de Saisset Museum is not scheduling guided tours for external groups, including California History tours.

If you are planning to visit the museum with a group of more than 15 people, please contact the museum at least 1 week in advance to confirm if your group will be able to visit during your desired time as we may not be able to accommodate your group due other programs and SCU tours happening in the space. Please email or call (408) 554-4528 to discuss options.

Administrative Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., except holidays.

Please note: our front doors are only unlocked during open gallery hours.  If you arrive during administrative office hours and the doors are locked, please press the bottom button on the call box to the right of the front doors.