By Crocker Staff

So many FREE programs are included when you join!

When you join the Crocker, you make an investment in the intellectual and cultural vibrancy of your community — and you get something, too! Here’s just a taste and whats FREE and upcoming for Museum members. Register in advance at to reserve your spot.


Lunch & Learn
1st Tuesdays: 12 & 1 PM
Join an in-depth examination of a single work of art.

Crocker Architecture Tours
1st Sundays: 1 PM
Explore the distinct architectural elements, inside and out, of the Teel Family Pavilion and the Museum's historic building.

Highlight Tours
Saturdays & Sundays: 11 AM, 12, 1, 2, AND 3 PM
Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection.

Special Tour: Crocker Holidays & History
Saturdays, November 3 & December 1: 11 AM
Learn about the Crocker family and the era during which they lived as you journey back in time on this special holiday-themed tour.

ASL-Interpreted Highlight Tours
Saturday, September 15: 11 AM
Wednesday, November 14: 11 AM
Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this tour offered with American Sign Language interpretation.

New on View Tours
1st & 4th Thursdays: 6:30 PM
2nd Saturdays: 3 PM
Never the same tour twice, New on View dives into the latest exhibitions and newest works of art.

Art Rx
Saturdays, September 8 & November 10: 11 AM
Guests with chronic pain and those who serve as caregivers for patients or loved ones facing the end of life, along with their guests, are invited to enjoy facilitated group conversations about art with a trained docent. Advanced registration is required.

Meet Me at the Museum
Tuesday, October 16: 10:30 AM
Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Tiffany Paige at (916) 792-3281 or


Sound Healing Yoga in the Ballroom
Sunday, August 19: 2 PM
Gather in the Crocker’s ballroom and be guided through a gentle, 45-minute yoga flow with vocals and healing sounds created by an experienced sound meditation instructor.

Sacramento Poetry Center Presents: "Reverberation - Poetry, Music, Translation"
Thursday, August 30: 6:30 PM
The Crocker Art Museum together with the Sacramento Poetry Center present live performances by our region’s favorite poets and pan instrumentalists.

U-Nite: Crocker & Sacramento State
Thursday, October 18: 5 – 9 PM
Two of Sacramento’s powerhouses join forces once again to present U-Nite, a celebration of art and culture.

Guest Lecture: Ian Koebner on Art Rx and the Analgesic Museum
Sunday, October 21: 2 PM
Join us for a presentation by UC Davis Professor Dr. Ian Koebner, exploring the potential role of museums as partners in public health.

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival Presents: "Women of the Venezuelan Chaos"
Sunday, November 4: 2 PM
The UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival presents "Women of the Venezuelan Chaos". Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. An audience Q&A will follow the screening.
[2017, 83 MINUTES, NR; In Spanish with English subtitles]

Sketch Night
Thursday, November 15: 6 – 9 PM
Sketch Night is back! Enjoy informal instruction or relax in your favorite spot to sketch. Feel free to bring your own sketching pad; basic sketching supplies are provided, but supplies are limited. All ages and drawing levels are welcome.

Art on the Spectrum
Saturday, November 17: 9 AM – 11:00 AM
Children on the autism spectrum and their caregivers are invited to a special morning of artistic exploration. Starting before public hours, children will have a chance to participate in art activities, gallery experiences, and music therapy, all at their own pace. Free for children ages 3 - 12, and caregivers, with advance registration.

Artful Meditation
Saturday, December 8: 10:30 AM
Calm your mind, and experience the art of the Crocker in new ways with long-time meditation practitioner and instructor Ian Koebner, Ph.D., and Adult Education and Art Access Coordinator Erin Dorn.

Noon Year’s Eve Family Festival
Monday, December 31: 10 AM – 2 PM
One of Sacramento’s best annual events, families are invited to count down the New Year at noon at this free and fun celebration. With live music from around the world, dance performances, festive art activities, and surprises throughout the Museum, this is one New Year’s celebration everyone can stay awake for.

For a full look at Crocker programs and classes in September through December, don’t forget to check the calendar!