The Asian Art Museum is closed on Jan. 1, Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 25.
Our museum store, the Cha May Ching Museum Boutique, is open during regular museum hours and does not require paid admission.
Our restaurant, Asian Box, is open during regular museum hours and does not require paid admission.
Take BART to the Museum
The Asian Art Museum entrance is only one block away from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station. When exiting the station, follow signs to the UN Plaza exit. After going up the stairs, elevator, or escalator, proceed past the Simón Bolívar statue and cross Hyde Street onto Fulton Street. After one block, turn right on Larkin Street; the museum is on the right-hand side.
The museum does not have a parking facility, but there are two parking garages within one block of the museum: Civic Center Garage (355 McAllister Street) and UC Law Parking Garage (376 Larkin Street).
See a map of all parking garages in the area.
Museum members receive reduced rates at the UC Law Parking Garage; members will be able to validate their parking ticket onsite at our information desk. (For further information regarding parking rates for members, please contact the Membership department at [email protected].)
Health and Safety
Enjoy art in a safe environment. Learn about our safety protocols.
On the first Sunday of each month, general admission is free and tickets to our special exhibitions are offered at a discounted price of $10.
*In December, Thursday hours are 10 AM to 5 PM. Late nights on Thursdays resume in January.
Free guided tours of the collection and special exhibitions are available at the following times.
- Great Works of the Asian Art Museum tour: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, at 2:00 PM
- Contemporary Art tour: Thursdays at 2 PM
- Storytelling tour: First Sundays beginning Sept. 4, 2022, 11:00 AM for pre-K audiences and 1:00 PM tour for all ages.
- Members-Only Docent Tours are held on the first Monday at 1:30 PM and third Saturday at 10:30 AM of each month. Reservations are required. Register for a members-only docent tour.
Find out about our full range of tour options, or ask at the Information Desk about the latest offerings.
We hope you value your experience with us as an Asian Art Museum member as much as we value your generous contribution.