School & Youth Group Field Trips

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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
Common Core Standards Alignment

 

GRADES


For all grades, kindergarten through grade 6 and above.

Field Trip Topics

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.

Supports grades K-2 Language Arts and Visual Arts content standards

 

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.

Supports grades 2–4 Social Science and Visual Arts content standards

 

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.

Supports grades 3–5 Science and Visual Arts content standards

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.

Supports grades 3–6 Language Arts and Visual Arts content standards

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.

Supports grades 3–6 Visual Arts content standards

 

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.

Supports grades 6 –12 Language Arts and Visual Arts content standards

 

TIMES AND FEES


Times: Monday through Friday | 9:00 am or 10:45 am

Tour Fees: $4 per student; up to 10 adult chaperones are free. There is a 15-student minimum.

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. To request assistance, please complete the Fee Assistance Application. For more information, call (707) 284-1263.

 

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 on the ice to assist beginners. 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.

Reserve your Field Trip Today!

Call (707) 284-1263 with questions or to reserve your visit to the Museum over the phone.