Our doors are open!

A free all-day reservation is required in advance of your visit or at the door.

Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged throughout your visit.

We ask that you stay home if you’re feeling sick.

Parking at Stanford uses a web/app contactless system. Review the parking section below for details.

For further questions, please contact us at 650-721-6055 or via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared the following frequently asked questions to provide you with more information before your visit to the Anderson Collection and the Cantor Arts Center.


Are visitors and staff required to wear masks?
All visitors and staff, except for children under two years of age, are strongly encouraged to wear a mask inside the museums, regardless of vaccination status.

What are the museums doing to keep visitors safe?

  • Stanford requires all staff coming on-site to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • The museums have enhanced cleaning protocols. Routine touch-points, including door handles and stair rails, are disinfected frequently.
  • There will be hand sanitizer available at museum entry points.

How can I contact you with more questions?
You can contact the Anderson Collection at 650-721-6055 or via email. You can contact the Cantor Arts Center at 650-721-6585 or via email.


What are the museum’s open hours?
The museums are open Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Will a reservation be required and what is the cost?
Yes, reservations are required and they are always free. Reservations are good for the entire day and are always available at the door.

How can I make a reservation?
Click here to make a reservation.

Please note that the Anderson Collection and the Cantor Arts Center require their own reservation.


Will coat/locker rooms be open?
Lockers are open and available. A self-check coat rack with limited space is available. We recommend leaving any valuable items at home, not in your car.

How should I prepare for my visit?

  • Reserve your free reservation in advance here.
  • Pack light, and remember that some items—including large bags, food, and drinks—are not permitted in the galleries. Our locker rooms are available.
  • We strongly encourage the use of masks while inside the museums. 
  • Please visit the Stanford Transportation page to familiarize yourself with the new contactless web/app system to pay for parking.

Will the water fountains be open?



Where can I park?
Parking enforcement hours for visitor and hourly parking space is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with no enforcement on the weekends. Payment for visitor parking has transitioned to a contactless process through the ParkMobile app. If you plan to visit during the week, we strongly recommend that you review Stanford’s Parking and Transportation guide to purchasing visitor parking prior to your visit.

Is the café open?
Yes! Tootsie’s at Cantor is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and tea service from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Will all galleries be open?
All galleries are open for viewing with the exception of galleries being reinstalled.

Will catalogs be available for purchase?
Catalogs are available for purchase in the lobby of the museums. Purchases can be made by credit or debit card only, no cash is accepted.

Are wheelchairs available for visitor use?
Wheelchairs are available. Please indicate the need for a wheelchair when you reserve your ticket so that we can best accommodate your visit.


What can my children do at the museum?
Coloring sheets are available in the Denning Family Resource Center. Please refer to the Anderson Collection website and Cantor website for information about our family programs, including Family Days!

Are group reservations accepted?
We are accepting group reservations of up to 15 people at this time.

Are guided tours available?
Public in-person tours are on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Can I book a private tour? 
Yes! Please see our Tours and Group Visits page for more information about booking a private tour.

Will the museums be hosting public programs?
Yes! Please check the Anderson Collection website and the Cantor website for information about upcoming programs.

Still have questions? You can reach out to the Anderson Collection at 650-721-6055 or via email, and the Cantor Arts Center at 650-721-6585 or via email.