School Visits

Guided Gallery Visits for Students

The Museum welcomes school and camp groups year-round. Students K-12 and their teachers are admitted free and can experience the current exhibition with a Museum Guide or on a self-guided visit. Teachers can also arrange for students to participate in a hands-on activity in our studio classroom, creating work in response to the exhibition.
 
Scheduling Class/School Visits:
Please contact the education department at mmaynard@svma.org or call 707.939.7862, x. 13 to schedule a day and time.
 
Please provide the following information:
Contact name, phone, and email
School name
Grade level(s)
Number of students (maximum of 35 per tour slot)
Number of chaperones: (1 adult for every ten students)
Preferred date and time
Alternate date and time
 
Tour Information:
School group visits are approx. 40–50 minutes long
Visits are facilitated by trained volunteer Museum Guides
 
SVMA is proud to be among the top museums in the country that partner with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to improve critical thinking and language skills for elementary students through discussions of art images. For classes implementing VTS curriculum, the Museum is the site for the students’ culminating lesson, where they can view and discuss selected works of art on view in the galleries.
 
Museum Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
With advance notice (3 weeks) it is often possible for schools to arrange for a visit outside regular public hours.
 
Admission:
FREE for all scheduled school groups, grade k-12, and their teachers/chaperones
 
 

Studio Classroom Component:
 
The option of adding a hands-on art activity to your gallery visit is available for a fee, and with advance reservations (3 weeks minimum). Fees vary and activities are linked to the current exhibition. Call the Museum for details. 707.939.7862, x. 13
 

Self-Guided School Visits

The Museum welcomes school and camp groups year-round. K-12 students and their teachers can experience the museum on a self-guided visit free of charge by scheduling their visit in advance.
 
Please contact the education department at mmaynard@svma.org or call 707.939.7862, x. 13 to schedule a day and time.
 
Please provide the following information:
Contact name, phone, and email
School name
Grade level(s)
Number of students (maximum of 40 per tour slot)
Number of chaperones: (1 adult for every ten students)
Preferred date and time
Alternate date and time
 
Museum Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
 
Admission:
FREE for all scheduled school groups, grade k-12, and their teachers/chaperones
 

 

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