Admission is free. Regular hours are:

Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12–5 pm
Free Public Tours Monday–Friday, 1–2 pm

The Foster is open every day of the year, with the following exceptions:

-New Year’s Day
-Easter Sunday
-Independence Day
-Thanksgiving Day
-Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Parking & Directions

The Foster is located at 940 Commercial Street in Palo Alto, near the corner of E. Charleston and San Antonio Road. Street parking is generally available, but you may also park in the parking lot behind the building.

Group Tours

Guided private group tours are available by appointment. Contact or call 650.209.7181 to schedule.

Senior Groups

For Senior Center presentations or guided tours of The Foster contact or call 650.209.7181 to schedule.


Click here for more information or contact Kristy Esparza at or 650.209.7181.


Audio Tours

Use your cell phone to take an audio tour of the Exploring Beauty and Sacred Places exhibitions. Listen to Tony Foster describe in his own words about the process of creating the paintings in these Journeys. Basic ear phones with ear phone jacks are available.


Galleries, restrooms, and the shop are all located on a single level and accessible by wheelchair. There is an accessible drop-off point at the start of the driveway near the entrance. There is one handicap parking spot in the parking lot behind the building. One wheelchair and many gallery stools are available for visitors’ use.