Review museum guidelines with students and chaperones. Chaperones are expected to supervise students during their visit.
Plan ahead for transportation and lunch outside the museum. The museum has no group lunch facilities.
Confirm the number of students and chaperones, program, and start time with the museum at least two weeks in advance.
For guided tours, the lead docent or storyteller assigned to your tour will contact you approximately one week prior to your visit to review pre-visit information and answer any questions. Please make every effort to respond their emails and phone calls.
On the day of your visit
Arrive on time. If you are running late please call the museum at 415-581-3697. Free school tour admission is valid for the designated start time only. School groups may not enter the museum before the stated tour start time.
For guided tours, docents or storytellers will meet you outside the museum to check your group in.
Leave backpacks and large bags at school or on the bus.
All bags larger than 12" by 12" are not allowed in the galleries and must be checked at Coat Check as a group. Any essential supplies that you wish to take into the galleries must carried in a bag smaller than 12" by 12".
Encourage students to make the most of their visit and to participate in the program activities and ask questions.
After your visit
Please complete the school tour evaluation sent by email after your visit.
Follow-up with your students by implementing post-visit activities.
Search the Explore Resources section of our website for lesson plans, suggested activities, video clips, images , and more.