Explore the Museum of Sonoma County’s exhibitions in depth with a guided tour. Our seasoned docents are trained to use Visual Thinking Strategies to engage students/groups and encourage visual literacy and critical thinking. Each single exhibition tour takes 35-45 minutes on average but can be adjusted to your schedule. Hands-on activities are tailored to the exhibitions and take 30-60 minutes. The Museum typically has 2-3 exhibitions on view. The Sculpture Garden is available for picnics and breaks. Tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance.
Tour through one of our exhibitions with a museum docent and learn first-hand information about the objects and artwork! Tours feature a single exhibition, and the price includes admission to the whole museum. Each tour typically lasts 45-60 minutes.
We offer discounted rates of $0-3/student for Title I schools (tiered based on California Free and Reduced-Price Meal rates). Our tour rate for schools without Title I classification is $5/student. There is no charge for chaperones (up to 6 per class).
Note that tours are designed for one class of students at a time. Please request your tour at least one week in advance.
Tour through the museum exhibitions with a museum docent and learn first-hand information about the exhibitions. You may also request an optional hands-on art activity based on the exhibition. Students can be charged individually or together as a group.
• For groups of 15 of more: $5 per student
• Professor is free
• Groups smaller than 15 may be subject to a fee
Tour through the museum exhibitions with a museum docent and learn first-hand information about the exhibitions. Your group may bring bag lunches and eat in the Museum’s sculpture garden.
• Ages 18+
• For groups of 8 or more: $10 per person
• For groups of less than 8: flat rate of $80
Complimentary guided tour included with the Benefactor level membership
Secondary school educators are encouraged to give homework assignments that involve a museum visit; we will charge students the school tour price ($3) instead of the regular admission price ($7) if we are given a list of students in advance.
The mission of the Museum of Sonoma County is to engage and inspire our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.