Seeing new things in a new light inspires the mind and soul

Experience our exhibitions with a personalized tour:

 June 29 to November 3, 2019 

The creative combustion of San Diego artists and research scientists working together.

January 11 to April 19, 2020



Guided Exhibition Tours are conducted by teaching artists and docents for encouraging conversations surrounding contemporary art, revealing the relevance of the artworks in our everyday lives, and enhancing appreciation for viewing art in the gallery and museum setting.

Tour guides customize and develop age-appropriate and specialized curriculum tours to engage different groups, including: adult and family groups, K-12 youth, college students, and non-profit organizations.

Tours advance SDAI’s mission to bridge audiences from all backgrounds to the abundance of talent and innovation in our region.   

Tours last between 45 minutes to an hour.

Tours are available in both English and Spanish upon request. 

Tours can be customized with components such as hands-on artmaking activities, a thematic focus, and discounted rates.


Adult and Family Groups 

  • $25 flat rate for 1 to 4 participants

  • $5 per person for an additional 5 to 8 participants

  • $3 per person for an additional 9-15 participants

  • Children age 6 and under are free

  • Military Families: 20% off of Adult and Family Group rates listed above  


K-12 Youth Groups 

    • San Diego Public Schools and Charter Schools: Free  

    • Private and Independent schools and schools outside San Diego County: $4 per person / $40 minimum / Rates for groups larger than 15 are available upon request. 

    • Customize your youth tour with a hands-on artmaking workshop led by a teaching artist.

College Student Groups 

    • $6 per person / $48 minimum / Rates for groups larger than 15 are available upon request.

Non-Profit Organization Groups 

    • $6 per person / $48 minimum / Rates for groups larger than 15 are available upon request.

Gay Straight Alliance
Student Tours

September – November 2019

SDAI is pleased to offer free tours to students in grades 7-12 from any school with a GSA in place. Tours are designed to illuminate contemporary art by helping students read cultural imagery and simultaneously provide representation from artists that look and love as they do. Our trained and culturally sensitive docents will lead students through an immersive experience where they will gain artistic insights and learn about multicultural LGBTQ terminology, history, and culture. SDAI’s expectation is to work with at least 10 schools and impact at least 500 students through this program.

To book a tour, contact or 619-331-2156.



Complete the online booking form at the link below and our representative will contact you within 5 business days.

A minimum of two-weeks advance notice will help guarantee availability for your group.  

For further questions, please contact