Over 3,000 children visit Bedford Gallery each year. Our talented group of volunteer docents tour children from the entire Bay Area, completing each visit with a stimulating art project. We welcome school groups from grades K-12, as well as scout troops, camps, clubs and other youth groups. Tours are $85 per group and scholarships are available. Thanks to generous funding by JP Morgan Chase, tours for schools in Contra Costa County are now free!
Tours are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Other days and times may be available by special arrangement. Tours are normally limited to 30 students.
Chaperone Policy (School and other children's groups under the age of 12)
One adult per six children, minimum. Adults accompanying children's groups are responsible for supervising children at all time. Additional adults are welcome to join.
A two-week notice is required to receive a refund. Our programs are flexible; we will work to meet special needs.
Generous funding provided by:
For descriptions of our exhibitions, curriculum connections and art project activities for youth tours, please see our 2016-2017 Exhibitions & Tours brochure.
Art in a Suitcase workshopsA school room opportunity: The Bedford is offering special one hour workshops presented in your classroom. $85 per group, grades 1-5.
Color is Cool
Students will learn the elements and properties of color through hands-on experiments, expressing ideas with color, and connecting color concepts to art masters. Featuring suitcase art by artist Kristin Farr who is in this winter's exhibition New Neon.
The Art of Making Books
Show students how to make books that fly, fold, wrap, hide, twist, and turn, with a focus on using recylced materials and everyday objects.
schedule a tour or a workshopTour requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Name of school/organization and teacher
2. Contact name and information
3. Preferred tour/workshop date and time
4. Size and age/grade level of group
5. Preferred workshop (if applicable)
6. Classroom number for each workshop (If applicable)
Your reservation is confirmed when you received a written confirmation of the tour/workshop date. Payment is due three weeks in advance of your tour/workshop in order to hold your reservation.