Tour


  • 45 – 50 minute tours are offered Tuesday – Friday, 10 & 11 AM. Alternate times based on docent availability.
  • Maximum 70 students per hour. One chaperone is required for every eight students (except for “A” is for Art Tours). Required chaperones are free. Additional chaperones are $6 per person.
  • When reserved four weeks in advance, the price is $2 per student in Sacramento County, or $4 if visiting from outside of Sacramento County. Additional discounts are available for Title 1 schools. Please notify us of the percentage of students that receive free/reduced lunch when making a tour request.
  • If a school group elects to bring bagged lunches, they can enjoy them at Crocker Park directly across the street from the Museum, and if available the Museum’s E. Kendell Davis Courtyard. The Crocker Art Museum does not have indoor public spaces available for groups that bring bagged lunches. Please note in case of inclement weather, we suggest making alternate plans.
  • Interested in learning more? Explore our online curriculum enrichment guides for lesson plans and images to prepare students for their visit.

Take Art Apart

Grades K – 12
Learn the elements of art through focused observation, questioning, and group discussion of 2-D and 3-D works of art.

Crocker All Stars
Grades K – 12
Enjoy an introduction to the Museum with a tour of the Crocker’s collection highlights.

California Canvas
Grades 3 – 12
Build an understanding of California and its history through artwork from the past and present.

Going Global
Grades 3 – 12
Students interpret the history, culture and creativity of people around the world through art .

Art in America
Grades 6 – 12
Discover how 21st century artists creatively use materials to probe personal, social, and political issues.

Self-Guided Tours
Don’t see something that fits your needs? We welcome you to develop and lead your own tour. Grades Pre-K – 12. Generally offered Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 4 PM. Maximum 80 students per hour; one chaperone required for every eight students.

“A” is for Art
Pre-K and K (Ages 4-6)
1st and 3rd Thursdays, and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 10 AM, 11 AM or 1 PM • 45 – 50 minutes • Alternate times based on guide availability.
In this specially designed tour, early learners build educational and social skills through playful and fun art explorations. Maximum 35 students per hour; one chaperone is required for every six students.

This narrative tool is designed to help students on the autism spectrum, or any whomay find it useful, prepare for an “A” is for Art school tour at the Crocker.

Rent the Crocker

Whether hosting your wedding or a corporate reception, the Crocker Art Museum is the perfect canvas for your special event. Our unique setting and exceptional service guarantees an unparalleled experience. Please contact the Events Department for more information.

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Noon Year's Eve: A Free Family Festival

This year, we’re kicking the Noon Year Festival up a notch. The Crocker Art Museum will be decked-out in purple, and we encourage all of our young visitors (and their grownups) to do the same!

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Film: Norma Rae

For this new film series, we take inspiration from the artist and present four films that bring into focus the issues faced by working-class people seeking to live the American dream.

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