By Crocker Staff

The new Crocker Art Packs are available and ready at! Check them out, just like you would reserve and check out a book, and choose from one of four themed Packs to enjoy with your child at home or at the Museum:

  • You, Me, Family (also available in Spanish)
  • Tasty Textures (also available in Spanish)
  • The Color Garden
  • Singing Shapes

These imaginative backpacks, developed through a partnership between the Crocker, First 5 Sacramento, and the Sacramento Public Library, are full of art-based activities designed to engage children age 0-5 in creative play.

Art Packs enable children to explore creative expression through colors, shapes, and patterns with hands-on, play-based activities that can be done in the home or the Museum, at the child’s own pace.

Children and their caregivers explore Art Packs in the Crocker's gallery

School-readiness tools such as books, music, and toys offer activities the whole family can explore together to make learning an adventure.

“We hear from many caregivers who are looking for ways to pique their younger children’s curiosity and connect with them more deeply. The Art Pack experience allows the caregiver to become the child’s first art teacher, which is a truly powerful experience.”

Michelle Steen
Crocker Early Childhood Educator

Not only are they free to check out, but each Art Pack comes with a FREE family pass to visit the Crocker Art Museum, where you can explore the galleries and see the painting or work of art highlighted inside your pack.

Check yours out today!

Top Image: Close up of the Sacramento Public Library Art Pack in the Crocker galleries.