Tours and Programs at the Haggin Museum


Docent-led tours feature themes that have been developed in conjunction with grade appropriate curriculum content. They unite exhibits in both the art and history galleries under big ideas while accommodating student interests.

Tours with other themes may be requested when booking your tour. Just ask the Education Assistant when you call to make arrangements.

Immigrants from Around the World Built Our Community
Let’s Play

People Make the Difference in Our Community
Our Valley - A Land of Plenty



This one hour tour for Kindergarten and 1st graders includes an introduction to the museum, a conversation about art elements, guided looking at paintings in the Haggin Collection, storytelling, and a hands-on art project. It is suitable for one
class of 20—30 children at a time.



Slide Shows
Museum Docents come to your classroom and present digital slide shows. Choose between three programs: California Indians, a General Introduction to the Museum, or All Star Artists at the Haggin Museum. Suitable for any age, these presentations can be made to any size group.

Museum2Schools: Acorn Making  3rd grade
This hands-on program shares the importance of the acorn to native people with pictures, acorn pounding, a sequencing activity and a game of chance.

Museum2Schools: Looking at Horses in Art  3 - 4th grade
Docents introduce the theme of horses in art using images from the Haggin Collection and other museums and lead an interactive discussion drawing connections between time periods and cultures and their own experiences. The program concludes with a drawing lesson.

Museum2Schools: Looking at Young People in Art 5 - 8th grade
Docents present a digital slide show and conduct an interactive discussion about the depiction of young people, their families, friends, and feelings in art. They also create an expressive self-portrait. 

Museum2Schools: History’s Mysteries 3 - 5th grade
History’s Mysteries is presented by Docents in your classroom or after-school program. Students learn about California history using objects circa 1900 and relating them to items used today. The program was uses direct observation, a game and activity.

Museum2Schools: Making Space  3 – 7th grade NEW!!

Making Space explores how artists create the illusion of space art with a digital slide show and conversation. Students learn how technique contributes to the meaning of the art and use their understanding of pictorial space to create landscape drawings of their own. 


How To Book A Tour or Program

If you are interested in booking a tour or program, please fill out the Request Form in its entirety and e-mail it to at least three weeks in advance of your desired date. During certain times of the year, tours are in high demand and availability may be limited. Request forms will be processed in the order they are received, and it make take up to 2 business weeks for your request to receive a response. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Department at (209) 940-6332.

We can accommodate up to 60 children per one hour tour at the museum. If your group is larger than that, we will make arrangements for additional tours. Plan to bring at least one adult per 10  children for your tour. The tour group may only be in the building during the hour booked for the tour. We do not have room to accommodate waiting groups inside the museum


Tours are theme based and adapted in consultation with the teacher for the grade level, curriculum standards, and special areas of interest for the class. All tours are FREE and are available from Tuesday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours last for one hour.

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88th Annual Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition

March 14 – April 28, 2019

All San Joaquin County K-12 teachers are invited to drop off artwork on February 28, March 1 & 2, 2019. Download the 2019 guidelines here


Victory Park - Stockton
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 940-6300
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1:30-5:00 p.m.

1:30-9:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays