School Groups

Guided visits invite school-age students to endeavor in connections between art, curriculum, social and cultural contexts, and their lives. Open-ended conversations in front of developmentally appropriate works of art provide students the opportunity to construct interpretations, use critical thinking and evidential reasoning, and develop social and emotional skills. di Rosa’s gallery lessons are constructed to support classroom learning objectives and arts integration, as well as meet the needs of bilingual emergent students.

Gallery lessons often incorporate active learning strategies such as drawing, manipulatives, writing, and drama-based instruction. When you plan a trip to di Rosa, our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team will create a flexible plan to meet the needs and interests of your curriculum and students.

  • $3 per student
  • We request 1 chaperone per 10 students grades 1-12
  • We request 1 chaperone per 8 students grades PK-K
  • Advance reservations are required


We are committed to removing financial barriers for PK-12 schools with demonstrated financial need. Free admission and limited free busses are available. To inquire, email or call 707-226-5991 x25.

di Rosa’s free bussing program is made possible through the support of Leslie Rota


Special Exhibition Tour:

Viola Frey: Center Stage February 23 – December 29, 2019 

Building a Different Model: Selections From the di Rosa Collection  March 9 – December 29, 2019

Take a deep dive into the topics and artists featured in di Rosa’s special exhibitions. Focused within Galleries 1 and 2, this two-hour visit will provide students ample time to stretch and explore through activities curated to develop interpretive, analytical, and communication skills. Recommended for grades 7-12.

@ di Rosa
What makes di Rosa unique? Students will sample artworks in and outside the galleries as they learn about the history of the property, region, and the legacy of Northern California art and artists. This visit will incorporate memorable and stimulating activities that encourage the development of close looking and critical thinking skills. @ di Rosa can be customized for one to two hours, based on teacher learning goals and student needs. Recommended for grades 3-12.

Our Contemporary Moment
What is social justice? Our Contemporary Moment asks students to consider the role of social justice in their daily lives through critical examination with an emphasis on empathy and perspective-taking. This guided visit will encourage students to question their perspectives and stance on issues as they analyze current events presented through the lenses of artists on view at di Rosa. Visits can be requested to be either one or two hours and typically include time indoors and outside. A pre-visit lesson is provided to further contextualize the learning experience. Recommended for grades 7-12. 
Pre-Visit Lesson

Art Outside
Explore artworks found throughout di Rosa’s grounds, including the Sculpture Meadow and Courtyard. Visits are scheduled for either one hour or two hours and are entirely outdoors. In the event of rain, @ di Rosa will be offered (indoors only). Recommended for grades PK-12.

Art Lit
Art Lit seamlessly incorporates visual literacy and language arts skills into the museum visit. Gallery games and drama-based instruction bring carefully selected works of art to life, as students engage in close looking, expressive writing, and storytelling activities—to name a few. Teachers may select from either a one or two hour visit; recommended for grades PK-5.

Self-guided Visits
This option is available to teachers who wish to directly instruct their students. A pre-visit to the campus is required for planning purposes. Available to grades 9-12.

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.



Add a 30 minute studio to your experience for $2 per student. This option may be added before or after your visit, and will be tailored to complement what your students will see and discuss in the galleries.


Need a place for lunch? Groups are welcome to reserve the Olive Grove for a 30-minute brown bag picnic after exploring the galleries and grounds. This option is weather permitting; all trash, compost, and recycling must be packed out.


Click here to make a reservation


707-226-5991 x25