Reserve a free group visit / field trip date here!



To check availability for a guided K-12 field trip or group visit for groups over 15 people, view our calendar.

Operating Hours

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 to inquire about visiting outside of our operating hours, and allow at least 2-4 weeks in advance so that we can arrange staffing.

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!

Book your visit with this Reservation Form.

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!

Image of Native Hawaiian sacred site

Getting Here

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