UPDATE: Although public health officials are easing masking and social distancing requirements for individuals that are fully vaccinated, the Asian Art Museum, as a precautionary measure, will maintain our current COVID safety policies (outlined below) through Monday, June 28. Masks and social distancing are required in the museum regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
We have put in place new measures to ensure your health and safety, including frequent cleaning of high-touch areas, plexiglass shields at the admissions desk, hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and reduced capacity to enable physical distancing.
With capacity limited to 50% and timed ticketing, you’ll have plenty of room to enjoy an intimate experience with our collection and exhibitions. You will find new directional signage throughout the museum and staff are ready to help you find your way.
We strive to make the Asian Art Museum accessible and welcoming to all. Learn more here.
We’ve missed you and hope to see you soon!
The Asian Art Museum’s Health & Safety Plan outlines the steps we’ve taken to safely reopen the museum in accordance with the City and County of San Francisco’s Health Order C-1 issued March 2, 2021.
Guidelines for Your Visit
Book Timed Tickets Online in Advance
Timed tickets are required and are quick and easy to reserve. Stay as long as you would like. You can exit and reenter as you need — just show your e-ticket at admissions.
Thu: 1–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue & Wed: Closed
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our community.
Please keep a minimum of six feet of distance from others during your visit.
A face mask must be worn at all times while you are in the museum.
Visitors over the age of two must wear a face mask at all times. Masks with valves are not allowed.
You will find hand sanitizer stations at multiple locations throughout the museum and all bathrooms are open to promote handwashing. Pick up a complimentary stylus (yours to keep!) at the admissions or information desk to use for elevator buttons and interactive gallery displays.
Available for both iOS and Android mobile devices, download free self-guided audio tours to get the most out of your visit. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum. Docent-led guided tours are unavailable until further notice.
The museum boutique will be open with safety protocols in place for a safe and enjoyable shopping experience. Online shopping is available at store.asianart.org. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. All proceeds help support programming at the Asian Art Museum.
Contactless Payment Encouraged
Payment by credit and debit card is strongly encouraged, but cash will be accepted.
The coat check will be closed until further notice. No luggage, backpacks, packages, etc. will be stored or allowed in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our cafe, Sunday at the Museum, will remain closed until further notice. Alternative dining options near the museum can be found here.
Water fountains have been disabled to minimize contact. Please bring water from home or consider purchasing a reusable water bottle at the Museum Boutique. To protect the artworks, please drink outside the galleries.