Plan your visit to the Schulz Museum today!
Field trips to the Charles M. Schulz Museum are hands-on, engaging, and the perfect way to introduce students to the art of cartooning, the world of Peanuts, and the life of one of the most famous and influential cartoonists in the world–Charles Schulz. Each Museum visit provides an in-depth look at the creative process and a chance for students to try their own hand at drawing, cartooning, or animation.
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ABOUT FIELD TRIPS TO THE MUSEUM
Field trips are 90 minutes long, and include:
A guided tour of the Museum
Hands-on cartooning classes
Teacher & Student Resource Packet (PDF) Free gift & Museum admission coupon for each student
California State Standards Alignment
For all grades, kindergarten through grade 6 and above.
FOR PRE-K TO 2ND GRADE
Who is Snoopy?
This introduction to museums, Charles Schulz, and Peanuts is specially designed for young students. Children will enjoy a hands-on tour of the Museum and see a Peanuts animated special. They will also play drawing games and create their own cartoons.
FOR 2ND THROUGH 4TH GRADE
Local Hero: The Story of Charles M. Schulz
Explore the life and career of Charles Schulz and his contributions to local history. Learn to draw your own cartoons and some of Schulz’s most beloved Peanuts characters.
FOR 3RD GRADE AND ABOVE
NEW! This year only, from November 4, 2013 – April 25, 2014
Starry, Starry Night
Charles Schulz’s comic strips will provide the backdrop for a journey through our solar system. Explore stars, planets, and outer space through the eyes of the Peanuts characters. Learn to animate your own space scene in our giant zoetropes.
The Art of the Story
Learn how Charles Schulz and other cartoonists use their own life experiences to develop characters and convey stories in just four cartoon panels. Explore the key elements of a story and learn to tell your own story with images in a hands-on cartoon workshop.
The Art of Cartooning
Cartoons make us laugh, tell stories, and comment on the world around us. Learn how cartoonists use simple lines to show complex characters and emotions. Students will tour the Museum, and create their own animation sequence and watch it come to life in our giant zoetropes.
FOR 6TH GRADE AND ABOVE
Character Creation Workshop
Discover how cartoonists and artists come up with ideas and create characters. Then develop your own characters and stories and work in small groups to bring your stories to life with stop-motion computer animation. Maximum of 50 students for this program.
TIMES AND FEES
Fee Assistance Available: The Schulz Museum is committed to making its programs available to everyone. We offer full and partial fee assistance for schools and groups in need of financial aid. Fee assistance is available for programs delivered between September and March only. Fee assistance is no longer available for the 2013/14 school year. Please check back in August for the 2014/15 school year.
EXTEND YOUR FIELD TRIP
Ice Skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice
Extend your field trip! Ice skating at Snoopy’s Home Ice is available from Noon – 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday for $5 per person. Chairs are available for beginners on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Reserve your ice time when you reserve your field trip.
To learn more about special skating sessions and lessons for groups, call the Ice Arena at (707) 546-7147 or visit the Snoopy’s Home Ice web site.
FIELD TRIP PREPARATION
Want to make the most of your Schulz Museum experience?
Download our Field Trip Preparation Guidelines (PDF) to help you maximize the fun at our Santa Rosa complex.
Call (707) 284-1263 with questions or to reserve your visit to the Museum over the phone.