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.
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. For Common Core alignment, click here.
NEW! FOR 1ST THROUGH 6TH GRADE
The Creative Process
Explore the creative process from inspiration to first draft to finished product. Students will learn how Charles Schulz drew from personal experience and imagination to produce the Peanuts comic strip. Younger students will learn to draw some of Schulz’s characters and add their own imaginative touches. Older students will follow the creative process from collaborative brainstorming to creating their own animation using stop motion technology. For Common Core alignment, click here.
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 Common Core alignment, click here.
FOR 3RD GRADE AND ABOVE
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. For Common Core alignment, click here.
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 Common Core alignment, click here.
FOR 6TH GRADE AND ABOVE
Character Creation Workshop
Discover how cartoonists and other 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. For Common Core alignment, click here.
Times and Fees
Times: Monday through Friday | 9:00 am or 10:45 am Tour Fees: $5 per student. There is a 15-student minimum. Up to 10 adult chaperones are free. Additional adults are required to pay $5 per person.
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 or Enjoy Group Lunches at Snoopy’s Home Ice
Ice skating at Snoopy’s Home Ice is available from Noon–2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday for only $5 per person until May 2, 2019. Ice skating is not available from May 3–early September, 2019. You may still enjoy group lunches or healthy snacks from The Warm Puppy Café. Reserve your ice time when booking your tour with the Museum.
To learn more about special skating sessions, group menus, and lessons for groups, call the ice arena at (707) 546-7147.
Field Trip Preparation
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