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About School + Educator Programs


The Crocker Art Museum's School + Educator Programs offer a full range of rich experiences designed to spark creativity and critical thinking.

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Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days   Using a central theme and select artworks throughout the Museum, trained docent guides conduct...

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Student & Community Exhibitions

Student & Community Exhibitions

The Crocker Art Museum has a long tradition of organizing student exhibitions. The Museum's Education...

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Tour + Performances

Tour + Performances

Open to students in Kindergarten and higher, art comes alive through music and dance. The...

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Tour + Art Workshops

Tour + Art Workshops

Led by trained docents and teaching artists, students explore artworks in the galleries and create...

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Artist-to-Go

Artist-to-Go

Artist-to-Go provides Pre-K through 12 students with the opportunity to learn about the Crocker's permanent...

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Crocker-to-Go

Crocker-to-Go

Crocker-to-Go is designed to bring high quality art education experiences to K through 12 classrooms...

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Art Ark

Art Ark

The Crocker's Art Ark, a mobile art education center designed for students in Pre-K through...

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Community Art Night

Community Art Night

The Crocker's Community Art Night was crafted by the Museum’s team of professional educators and...

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These Curriculum Enrichment Guides were created to help you plan your visit to the Crocker and integrate art into classroom curricula. These helpful guides include images, lesson plans, and background information on artworks in the Crocker's collection.

The Crocker's School + Educator programs are designed to satisfy key learning outcomes addressed in the Common Core State Standards. Download this one-sheet for more information.

Talk the Talk!


Activities giving your students the words they need as they experience the Crocker Art Museum. The contents include:

  • Glossary of art terms
  • Collection of lessons for learning art vocabulary
  • Printable vocabulary activity pages

Walk the Walk


Where to find some of the Museum’s most popular artworks, and exciting ways to engage with them. The contents include:

  • Printable multiple choice quiz that directs a discussion about museum etiquette
  • Suggestions for role playing activities
  • Two writing lesson plans, one for younger students and one for older

Crocker All-Stars


Activities preparing you and your students to feel at home during your museum visit. The contents include:

  • “Top Ten” list of the Museum’s artworks, along with brief descriptions and suggestions for enjoying them.
  • Tips for discussing any piece of art with students, including the describe-analyze-interpret-judge-connect pattern and sample questions.
  • Museum map showing the locations of the ten artworks described above.

Get Ready...Get Set...


Planning your students’ visit to the Crocker Art Museum. The contents include:

  • Helpful hints for a successful museum outing with your students that includes things to do before, during, and after your visit
  • Set of printable planning tools for organizing and outlining your class visit
  • Collection of games and activities to help your students engage with the artworks they’re viewing

Abstract Expressionism Guides


Abstract Expressionism Guides

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216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information: 916.808.7000
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Tue – Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thu: 10 AM – 9 PM
Closed Mondays*, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
*Open select Mondays
10 AM – 5 PM:
Presidents Day
Labor Day