di Rosa’s education programs take fun seriously and make learning seriously fun.

We are committed to sparking a love of art and nature in all audiences, and partner with artists and community organizations to amplify our social impact on site and beyond.

Empty headingExperience learning at di Rosa: thoughtful, interdisciplinary, lively, and accessible, with an eye toward engaging students of all ages in ideas that matter through our collection of Northern California Art and rotating contemporary exhibition

School Groups

di Rosa offers in-person and student visits that provide conversational, active learning with art. Our guided visits invite school-age students to make connections between art, curriculum, social and cultural contexts, and their lives. We use open-ended questioning with compelling works of art to students to construct interpretations, use critical thinking and evidential reasoning, and develop social and emotional skills. Sign up to experience di Rosa through a new lens!   


In-person tours are led by a di Rosa Gallery Teacher.
A typical tour experience is 75-90 minutes.


  • In-person tours are $3 per student and are free for schools with demonstrated financial need.
  • We ask that you submit your reservation a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • Please let us know your selection from the below menu of in-person tour options.
  • Questions?  Email education@dirosaart.org or call (707) 226-5991 x24

Enrich Your Students’ Visit

di Rosa Studio
Add a 30-minute studio to your experience for $2 per student. This option is designed to complement what your students will see and discuss during their visit.

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 free of charge and weather permitting. All trash, compost, and recycling must be packed out.

In-person School Visit Menu

@ di Rosa

What makes di Rosa unique? Students will sample di Rosa collection works representative of key art movements in Northern California such as Bay Area Figuration, Funk, and Assemblage, and gain insights about the history of the property. Recommended for grades 3-12. 

Our Contemporary Moment

Our Contemporary Moment asks students to consider the role of social justice in art. This virtual visit will encourage students to analyze the issue/s presented in works of art and consider the viewpoint/s of the artist/s who created it. A pre-visit lesson is provided to contextualize the learning experience. Recommended for grades 6-12.

Art + Nature Hike

Get your nature fix! di Rosa’s Art + Nature hikes explore the outdoor wonderland found on the property. Hikers will walk through the Sculpture Meadow and up the northern side of the property while learning about artworks, nature, and wildlife along the way. The approximate 2-mile hike can be modified to meet the group’s needs and includes a moderate incline and sweeping views. This experience is recommended for any age/grade.

College + University Groups

An incubator and synthesizer, a site for new and interdisciplinary thinking, a place for discovery and reinvigoration: di Rosa provides multiple purposes and opportunities for faculty and students through custom-designed experiences.

From geometry to sociology, a visit to di Rosa amplifies student learning by contextualizing concepts taught in class with original works of art. Site visits incorporate active learning strategies that encourage communication, debate, visual literacy, interpretation, and analysis. No two courses are alike, and each visit begins with thoughtful coordination between di Rosa Education staff and faculty to understand goals and ensure syllabus alignment.

  • $3 per student
  • Advance reservations are required
  • Faculty retreats available upon request; please inquire for pricing
  • Faculty receive free admission (with ID)

Self-guided Visits
This option is available to faculty members who wish to directly instruct their students while at di Rosa. A pre-visit to the campus is required for planning purposes.

Need a place for lunch? Groups are welcome to reserve the Olive Grove for a 30-minute 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