Experience the Anderson Collection at Stanford University through one of our free Public Tours.

Public Tours

Public tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday.
12:30pm and 2:30pm  – Tours by Museum Docents

Spotlight Tours

Spotlight Tours are offered on Thursdays at 12:00pm and 12:30pm

Join a 15-minute docent led tour exploring one object in the Anderson Collection. Ask at the visitor services desk where you can find the tour!

For information on Cantor Arts Center public tours, please click here.

Museum Tour Guidelines

  • Please confirm all tours with our Visitor Services staff when you check in at the information desk. Tours may be subject to change or cancellation.
  • Public tours do not require registration.
  • All Public Tours are between 45 minutes and one hour long, free of charge, and meet at the top of the staircase unless otherwise noted.
  • If you have more than 10 visitors in your group, please register for a Private Docent Tour or a Self-Guided Group Tour. Please see below for more information about scheduling Private and Self-Guided Group Tours.

Private Tours

School Group Tours (K-12)

The Anderson Collection welcomes all grade levels to enhance their classroom curriculum by exploring the museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

We are currently offering in-person private docent tours for school groups. You can also schedule a self-guided group tour for up to 20 students. Schools can also schedule a Virtual Guided Visit.

Please use this form to request your School Group (K-12) tour or visit.

Private Docent Tours

Tour the Anderson Collection with a highly trained docent or Stanford student guide. If you have special interests, please let us know when you schedule your tour.

Schedule a private docent tour by filling out this form.

Self-guided Group Tours

Self-guided group tours allow you to lead your group of up to 20 visitors through the museum at your own pace. Whether you are a family, school, professional, or social group, access your own curiosity to experience the Anderson Collection independently.

Schedule a self-guided group tour by filling out this form.

Stanford Class Tours

Stanford faculty and instructors are invited to bring their classes to the Anderson Collection for tours and special class sessions, both virtually and in-person.

Schedule a self-guided Stanford class group tour by filling out this form.


Virtual Guided Visits

Book a Virtual Guided Visit and enjoy the museum from wherever you are.

We are happy to offer your group a virtual guided visit conducted via Zoom.
The virtual guided visit may include a general tour of the museum and major highlights of the collection, and last up to 45 minutes.
We offer virtual guided visits for schools and community groups.

Virtual Guided Visit Hours

Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm PDT
No virtual guided visits on weekends

Special Requests

If you have any special requests regarding your virtual guided visit, please let us know and we will try to accommodate them. Please complete and submit the form below to request a virtual guided visit of the museum.


Request Anderson Virtual Guided Visit

Request Process

We ask that you submit your virtual guided visit request at least four weeks in advance of your desired date. You will receive an email confirming that your date and time are available, and that your virtual guided visit has been scheduled. 
Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns you may have: andersontours@stanford.edu