Guided Tours

 

RAFFMA offers docent-guided tours for all ages, free of charge, by appointment only.
Docent-guided tours are available for individuals and for groups up to 50 (when the ancient Egyptian exhibition opens).
Please contact the Education and Visitor Engagement Coordinator for groups larger than 50.

A RAFFMA docent tours a group of school children.

Tours are available during museum hours:

Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m
Closed: Friday and Sunday

Tours may be scheduled outside of general museum hours if scheduled in advance with the approval of the Visitor Services Coordinator. Request a Tour

School and Group Tours


RAFFMA educates, inspires, and engages students and visitors by providing dynamic resources that create value and appreciation of art and culture.


RAFFMA offers a one-hour, docent-led museum experience for grades 3-12. This one-hour museum experience generally includes a docent-guided tour of our ancient Egyptian collection and a learning activity in a temporary exhibition. Learning activities may include a scavenger hunt, writing and critical thinking activity, exhibition-inspired drawing, or object-based game.

Reservations are required at least 2-4 weeks in advance for docent-guided tours. To request a tour, please fill out and submit the tour request form or e-mail lothyana@csusb.edu. You will be contacted by the Education and Visitor Engagement Coordinator to set up your tour.

Request a School or Group Tour

Prepare for your Visit


Terms


Chaperones And Their Responsibilities:


One adult chaperone per ten students is required at all times. Chaperones are responsible for students' conduct and adherence to the rules for appropriate behavior in the galleries.


Museum Etiquette:


  • Visitors are not permitted to touch artifacts, artwork, frames, pedestals, or cases. Many artifacts and artworks are very fragile, and even gentle touches can damage an object overtime. Help us preserve these important art objects now and for the future.
  • Please use low, indoor, voices when inside the museum.
    In many cases there will be other people visiting the museum at the same time and we ask that all our visitors be respectful to one another so that all visitors enjoy their experience at RAFFMA.
  • Still photography is permitted at RAFFMA for private, noncommercial use. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or used commercially in any manner.
    The use of flash photography and/or tripods is prohibited at all times.
  • Food, drinks, backpacks, large purses, and briefcases are not permitted in the galleries.
    All food, drinks, and large bags must stay in the front lobby.


Lunch:


Picnicking is permitted on the lawns in front of RAFFMA. Lunches may also be purchased at the food court in the San Manuel Student Union and the Commons.


Visit the online list of CSUSB campus dining options
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Campus Dining Map


School Bus Parking:


School buses do not require any parking permits. Bus drivers may drop off students in Lot M, in front of the museum, and proceed to Lot H, which is designated for school bus parking. Campus map.


Special Needs:


We will do our best to accommodate any special needs our visitors may have. Please contact the Education and Visitor Engagement Coordinator with your requests at (909) 537-7783 or lothyana@csusb.edu.

 

We look forward to your visit at RAFFMA!