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To respect the health and safety of our community, we are temporarily closed.
Cafe Hours
The cafe is temporarily closed.
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Visitor FAQ

Is there parking at the museum?

The museum does not have a parking garage or designated spaces. However, there are two parking garages within one block of the museum: Civic Center Garage (355 McAllister St.) and UC Hastings Parking Garage (376 Larkin St.). Limited metered street parking is also available near the museum.

Does the museum validate parking for these garages?

The museum does not offer parking validation for the Civic Center Garage. Asian Art Museum members do receive reduced rates at the UC Hastings Parking Garage. For further information regarding parking rates for members, please contact the Membership department at 415.581.3740.

Can I visit the store or the cafe without buying an admission ticket?

Yes. Just tell the admission attendant at the front desk, and you’ll receive a complimentary ticket allowing you to access the store and cafe.

Do you have a coat check? Can I check my luggage in your coat check?

Yes to both.

Do you have wheelchairs available?

Yes. Wheelchairs are available to borrow from coat check. A photo ID deposit is required.

Is it possible to bring outside food into the museum?

Visitors are not allowed to bring outside food or drinks into the museum. This policy applies to both prepared foods as well as fresh produce.

Is photography allowed?

Photography is always allowed in our collection galleries, as long as the camera’s flash is turned off. Our policy for special exhibition photography depends on the exhibition. Please check the special exhibition page on our website.

Where should I start my visit?

We recommend you begin your visit of the collection galleries on the third floor by taking the escalators or elevator in the museum’s South Court, then working your way down to the second floor. Larger special exhibitions are found in the first-floor galleries.

How much time should I plan to spend to see the collection galleries only, special exhibition only or the whole museum?

The duration of a museum visit depends on the visitor, but the average amount of time visitors stay is 1.5 to 2 hours for the collection galleries, 1 to 1.5 hours for the special exhibition, or 2.5 to 3.5 hours for the entire museum.

Can I leave the museum and re-enter that same day?

Yes. The museum allows re-entry with your original ticket.