The Crocker Art Museum will open to the public on April 8. To ensure a safe visit, new protocols have been established following recommendations and guidelines from Sacramento County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. The Museum can resume indoor operations at 25% capacity.
Changes have been made inside the Museum to ensure a safe and healthy visit. Please read this information fully before your arrival. Additionally, many exhibitions have shifted, so be sure to visit our exhibitions page for the most up-to-date schedule.
The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in downtown Sacramento. We acknowledge that the Crocker Art Museum is on the traditional land of the Nisenan people, and the current state of California is the homeland of many tribes. We are honored to be here today.
Ticketing and Hours
Our hours have been modified: The Museum will be open Thursday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM. To help ensure your health and comfort, entry will be by timed ticket. Tickets are available here. Have more questions about your upcoming visit? Check out our FAQ page.
Health and safety
In compliance with the state’s public health orders requiring the use of face coverings in public buildings, masks are required for all guests over the age of two, including those who are fully or partially vaccinated. Staff and security guards will wear face coverings as well. Plexiglass partitions have been installed at the visitor services desk. Additionally, cleaning protocols have been enhanced throughout the building and hand sanitizer stations will be placed at the Museum’s entry and in other locations throughout the Museum. We ask that you practice safe social distancing while at the Museum and stay home if you are not feeling well.
Please note the following changes to on-site amenities: The Museum will continue robust virtual offerings on its website and social media channels; and new in-person programs, events, and activities will return. A continually updated schedule of programs and events is available on our calendar page.
Tot Land is closed, and shared materials such as gallery activities and Story Trail books and quilts are temporarily unavailable. Food service and drinking fountains are also closed. Finally, shared printed materials such as Museum maps have been removed, but a printable floor plan is available here.
Parking is available within walking distance of the Museum, including street parking, parking lots, and public garages. Check parking signage for prices and limitations. For additional information about parking services and SacPark meter pricing, visit sacpark.org. Smartphone users can also download the ParkMobile app to find and pay for parking. Be advised that parking prices may change on event nights at Golden 1 Center.
Bike racks are located in Crocker Park, across the street from the Museum's front door.
The Museum is accessible by Light Rail. Stops at 8th & O streets and at 8th & K streets are the closest. Yolobus 42B also makes stops in walking distance, at Capitol Mall & Front Street, and at Capitol Mall & 7th Street. Youth and students in grades TK - 12 can ride SacRT for free .
Getting Started at the Crocker
With art ranging from European drawings and Native American ceramics to California paintings and Chinese tomb figures, there is much to discover. If you are hoping to see the whole museum in one visit, we recommend you allow for at least three hours. Maps and other resources can be found at the admission desk.
The Crocker is committed to reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to the Museum and art experiences. The Museum is architecturally barrier-free, and there are four elevators that service the three levels of the Museum. Accessible restrooms and drinking fountains are located on each level of the Museum. The Crocker welcomes working service animals that are necessary to assist patrons with disabilities. Services animals must be under control by their handler at all times. Visit this page for more information about our accessible programs and services.
A Touchy Subject
We thank you for not touching the art. While we understand the irresistible impulse to touch, there are compelling reasons to resist. The gentlest contact with a work of art can cause irreversible damage to all kinds of surfaces, even metal and stone. Pressure can cause old paintings to crack. Natural oils, moisture, and dirt in our skin can also result in permanent stains, fingerprints and even the chemical breakdown of canvases and papers, pigments and varnishes.
The Crocker loves photography! Please feel welcome to take photographs of art in the Crocker’s permanent collection. We ask that you DO NOT use flash. Many exhibition contracts prohibit photography, however, so please refrain from taking pictures when you see the no photography symbol. Don't forget to tag us! #crockerart
Food and Drink
The first floor of the Museum is food and drink friendly, but when face coverings and masks are required for health reasons, we ask that you enjoy your refreshments outside.
Smile! You're on camera!
By entering the Crocker Art Museum, you consent to being filmed or photographed, and the creative people in the Marketing Department might use your picture on a billboard or in an advertisement. To request a copy of the full legal language pertaining to our photography and audio-video recording policies, please inquire at the Museum admission desk.
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