Planning your field trip

**Beginning in May through the Fall of 2015, tours of the Dixon will focus on the gardens due to the renovations inside the museum building.**

The Dixon offers tours for both galleries and/or gardens. Please keep in mind that the number of students will determine what type of tour is best for your group.

Self Guided Tours

Self guided tours encourage teachers to take charge of the visit and walk the students through the galleries. When arriving to the museum, the group will receive a brief orientation with an overview of the Dixon history and collections. Teachers are welcome to visit the museum prior to the field trip and explore the different exhibitions, selecting specific artworks to discuss on the groups’ visit. By request, educators can schedule a short meeting with a member of the education department to help design the tour and provide materials.

Cost: FREE with advance registration
Who can come: PreK-12th Grade
Maximum group size: 50
Requirements: Ratio of 1:5 adult/student for PreK-12th Grade

Docent Led Tours

Students can enjoy a unique tour in the galleries or gardens, lead by a Dixon docent. These tours emphasize critical thinking and visual literacy skills, and encourage curiosity and communication. Dixon docents are trained in Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a school curriculum and teaching method, to facilitate open-ended discussions with students.

Cost: FREE with advance registration
Who can come: PreK-12th Grade
Maximum group size: 50
Requirements: Ratio of 1:5 adult/student for PreK-12th Grade

Dixon Discoveries

This one hour session includes an interactive tour of the galleries and/or gardens, followed by a hands-on activity. Each session is designed to meet the Common Core Standards and help with your units of study.

Grades: PRE-K-5
When: Fridays (subject to availability)
Maximum group size: 50 students
Cost: $2 per student, adults free
Requirements: Ratio of 1:5 adult/student

To schedule a visit please fill out the form to the right.

Name of School*
School Phone Number*
Tour Date*
Tour Time (Beginning)*
Tour Time (Ending)*
How Many Students? *
Teacher Name*
Teacher Mobile Phone*
Teacher Email*
Name of Class (English, History, Art, etc)*
Interested in . . . *

Docent led tour?*
Please answer the simple math question below to submit the form.
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Coming Up
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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