Visit the Museum

MoAD is temporarily closed throughout he summer for renovation and reinvention. Be sure to come back to see us when we re-open in early October with new exhibitions, festivities and an amazing new space. In the meantime, we still have lots of summer programs to enjoy at various locations throughout the Bay Area. Check out MoAD in the Neighborhood. See you around!


Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, California 94105
phone: 415.358.7200
fax: 415.358.7252


& Store
Heritage Center
Sunday 12pm - 5pm 12 - 4pm
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday 11am - 6pm 12 - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm 12 - 4pm
Friday 11am - 6pm 12 - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm 12 - 4pm

Planning your Visit

Museum Admission

Adults $10
Seniors (65 and over) $5
Students (full-time with current ID) $5
Children (12 and under) Free
Members Free
Free Admission to the Lobby and Museum Store

Holiday Schedule

The museum will be closed the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

School Tours

Click here for educational group tour information.

Adult Tours

Click here for group tour information.

Mobility Access

MoAD is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible. For more information call 415.318.7200.

Lost and Found

See security or call 415-318-7144

Museum Policies

Safety and Security

For the safety and comfort of all visitors, please respond to all requests from museum staff and comply with the following rules:

  • Turn off all cellular phones at the entrance to the museum.
  • Do not touch the art.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the building.
  • No food or beverages is permitted inside the museum.

Our security staff are valued members of MoAD. Security personnel are responsible for maintaining a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for visitors in addition to protecting the art, artifacts, installations, and equipment that MoAD houses. During your visit, a member of the security team may remind you of MoAD’s rules and requirements such as no cameras/texting, food, or beverages in the gallery spaces. These reminders are for your safety, as well as for the safety and preservation of our exhibitions.


Still photography is permitted in the museum on the first floor only in existing light with a hand-held camera for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of tripods, flashes, and video cameras is strictly prohibited. Photography is not permitted on the second floor nor in the third floor gallery containing special exhibitions.


Drawing or sketching with pencils only is permitted in the museum.