The Museum & Schools

School Tours

The Turner invites you to schedule a class visit to the museum. We are always pleased to welcome student visitors. The Turner Museum offers class tours designed to appeal to students of various ages and grade levels, led by a museum docent. The tours and docent talks promote an appreciation and understanding of art and printmaking, from traditional to contemporary. Please fill out and submit the tour request form. All visits are free.

We look forward to sharing the joy of art and printmaking with you. In order to ensure a successful visit for all, we request that you observe the following procedures.

Groups must be accompanied by an adequate number of chaperones, at least one adult per 10 students for grades 3-12. Chaperones must stay with their group throughout the visit and take responsibility for the group's behavior and personal needs.

The maximum number the museum can accommodate at one time is 25. Larger groups may visit in shifts, rotating between The Turner and another activity nearby. The area offers many educational sites to visit.

Students are asked to leave backpacks in the car or on the bus. Otherwise, all backpacks must be left in the museum lobby.

Because the safety of students and care of the art is important to us, please prepare students to observe the following rules:

Be considerate of others—speak quietly.

For chaperones and older students: turn cell phones off or to vibrate. We appreciate your preparation and cooperation. We hope you enjoy your visit and come often!

Unscheduled small groups are welcome to visit The Turner during regular museum hours, however a docent may not be available. Small groups should call ahead to make a reservation, 530-898-4476.

Classroom Visits

A brief classroom visit by a Turner docent may be scheduled by contacting the Tours Coordinator. These 30-45 minute visits and discussion are designed to familiarize students with basic printmaking concepts which will broaden their knowledge and appreciation of art and the printmaking medium. It will also enhance their gallery experience when they visit the museum.

Exhibition Schedule — 2017-2018