Small-group discussions and hands-on activities with docents
Homeschool Day is specially designed for homeschool students, parents and collectives. This drop-in program allows families to structure their own experience, at their own pace, in the order they choose. This program is priced comparably to school tours, offering Homeschool students the opportunity to experience the Crocker at a student rate and socialize with other homeschoolers. Visitors will receive a map that highlights gallery locations where trained docents and guides who are ready with a discussion or activity, centered around that day’s theme. Stop by the studio, where Education staff and Teaching Artists will share a select art making process. All supplies are included. You are welcome to come alone or with a group. Homeschoolers are welcome to arrive before or stay after the program to enjoy lunch, relax in the courtyard, or have a look at more of the Crocker.
- Homeschool Day is a drop-in program from 12 – 2 PM
- $3 per person in advance, $5 per person at the door, chaperones free
- All supplies are included
- Appropriate for children, ages four and older*
Homeschool Day: American Indian Art
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Students will visit two temporary exhibitions: Pueblo Dynasties: Master Potters from Matriarchs to Contemporaries and When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California before heading to the studio, where they will look closely at concepts introduced in the two exhibitions.
Tour + Film: Bend it Like Beckham
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 10 AM • $12 per person
Along with a guided tour of the Museum, students experience a film in the Museum’s Auditorium. The screening will use film media to help teach English Language Arts and History, with a focus on interpreting film as non-print text. This film is rated PG-13.
Homeschool Day: Landscape
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Look at the variety of breathtaking landscapes found throughout the Museum, including in the special exhibition Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette, then make your own special landscape.
Homeschool Day: Sculpture
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
After viewing ceramic sculptures in the collection and exhibition American Expressions/African Roots: Akinsanya Kambon’s Ceramic Sculpture, students work with a Museum Educator to hand build sculptures of their own.
Homeschool Day: Dogs
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Have fun discovering short and tall “tails” about the dogs found in the Crocker’s collection. Then learn some basics about the body language of dogs. After learning how to safely introduce ourselves to a dog, we'll put our knowledge into practice by meeting some of Sacramento SPCA's Love on Loan therapy animals!
Visiting with children 5 and younger? Through our All About Families Initiative, the Crocker expands educational opportunities for children of all ages and gives families a place to make memories. Major components include weekly and monthly early childhood programs, a storybook gallery adventure and interactive space for young children, parent education series, drop-in programs for families with school-age children, family-focused gallery tours, free family festivals, and early childhood Art Packs that can be checked out from the Sacramento Public Library. Click here for more information.