To check availability for group visit, view our calendar.
The Global Museum is open during the academic year (September through May) on Tuesday through Thursday from 11am-4pm, and Fridays by appointment. Please email us at email@example.com to inquire about visiting outside of our operating hours, and allow at least 2-4 weeks in advance so that we can arrange staffing. The museum is now closed during SF State's winter break period - we will reopen on Tuesday, January 28!
Admission is free!
Advance Requests for Group Visits
School or other group visits can be requested at least 2-4 weeks in advance of your preferred date/s in 45 minute slots on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment. Admission is free, but registration is required. Please complete our Visit Request Form to start your booking, and allow 2-3 business days upon receipt for staff follow-up. Your visit is not confirmed until you have received a final, booked email confirmation.
Drop-ins are always welcome during our regular operating hours, but note that there may be pre-booked field trips or public programs already scheduled in the museum.
View our Public Calendar to plan your visit!
Now on view: Climate Stories, October 1, 2019-May 22, 2020
Climate Stories explores the impacts of climate change on indigenous communities across the globe and action being taken now, including on the SF State campus. Divided into four themes (connections to the ocean, relationships with wildlife, the power of plants, and adapting tradition), this exhibition reveals ways that communities are responding and adapting to changes in both culture and environment. Objects include stunning items from the Global Museum's collections alongside loans from the California Academy of Sciences, Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at SF State, and more. Join the climate conversation!
The Global Museum is located just inside the main entrance to the Fine Arts Building in Room 203. Please see information about directions, transportation, and parking here.
The Global Museum is accessible via the pedestrian ramp directly across from the Cezar Chavez Student Center. The entrance to the Global Museum and the exhibit gallery are wheelchair accessible. The exhibit gallery floor plan and label heights are ADA compliant, and large print labels are available to check out at the front desk. Accessible public restrooms are located near the museum entrance.
We are continuing to develop ways to make our exhibit gallery accessible to all of our visitors. If we can help accomodate a request in advance of your visit please email firstname.lastname@example.org.