Public Tours

Public tours are offered many times throughout the week. All tours meet in the main lobby unless otherwise specified. Every tour is different. Also, groups may take self-guided tours. Learn more about self-guided tours.

Introduction to the Cantor Arts Center
This introductory tour features objects from a variety of cultures and historic periods. Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm

Outdoor Sculpture Walk
This tour explores the Stanford campus and its extensive outdoor collection of 20th-century sculpture in the quad and south campus area. First Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the Main Quad entrance where The Oval meets Serra Street

Rodin Sculpture Garden and Galleries
The B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden features 20 bronzes by Auguste Rodin, including The Gates of Hell, and is open to the public. The Center also devotes three indoor galleries to the work of Rodin. Wednesdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am, Sundays at 3 pm, rain or shine

Tours of Changing Exhibitions
Thursdays at 12:15 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Meet in the main lobby. Tours last about one hour.

Memorial Church
Located in the Main Quad, a few minutes' walk from the Center, the Stanford Memorial Church is the physical heart of the campus, replete with stained glass windows, mosaics, and stone carvings. Fridays at 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the church entrance

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths.  It is located at Santa Teresa Street (off Campus Drive West) and Lomita Drive, near Roble Hall
Third Sundays of the Month, 2 pm, rain or shine.
Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive.

Hanna House
The Hanna-Honeycomb House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s for Jean and Paul Hanna. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Mr. Wright that exemplify his contribution to American culture. For information and to book a Hanna House tour, call 650-725-8352 or visit their website.

Self-Guided Tours
Teachers or group leaders may schedule self-guided visits for up to 40 people.  Groups should be divided into 10 or fewer in the galleries; all groups with visitors under the age of 18 must have at least one adult supervising every 10 children.  Please submit a Tour Registration form or call 650-723-3469 six to eight weeks before the date of your visit.  Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate more than 40 people in an organized group at one time.  If you bring a large group without an appointment, please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate you when you arrive. Please refer to the self-guided groups guidelines for more information.

Chaperone Guidelines
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