Sanctuary School & Community Groups
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- What age group/class level is Sanctuary appropriate for?
- Is an exhibition curriculum available?
- Is there a maximum number of students per school group?
- Is the exhibition ADA accessible?
- How do I schedule a visit?
- How long will my visit last?
- Is there a guided tour?
- If we schedule a visit for a specific time, may we arrive earlier
and look around on our own?
- How many chaperones should I bring?
- What do I do when I arrive at Sanctuary for my scheduled visit?
- What bus and bus parking options are available?
- Where can we eat lunch?
- Are their other points interest that my class can visit in and around Fort Mason?
- Is there an admission cost?
- Can we take photographs?
- Anything else I should know?
- If I have additional questions now or before my visit, whom can I ask?
Sanctuary is appropriate for students of all class levels, ages 5 and older.
We recommend a maximum group size of 30.
The exhibition and Fort Mason Chapel is ADA accessible. Large print and braille versions of exhibition interpretative materials are available.
To schedule a class visit, please email FOR-SITE program director Jackie von Treskow at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (415) 362-9330.
We recommend allotting a minimum of one hour for your visit.
A Sanctuary Art Guide will provide your class with a brief orientation and overview of the exhibition and the site, and will be available to answer questions and facilitate dialogue for the duration of your visit.
If your visit is scheduled on a Monday or Tuesday, which is outside of the exhibition’s public hours, the chapel will be opened at the time of your visit. If you arrive early, you are welcome to explore the grounds of upper Fort Mason at your discretion.
We recommend at least one chaperone for every 10 students.
You will be greeted by an Art Guide immediately upon entering the Fort Mason Chapel. All visitors must remove their shoes before entering the exhibition space. Shoe storage is provided, as well as socks for those with bare feet.
Buses can drop students off directly in front of the Fort Mason Chapel. Bus parking is available in Fort Mason Center or the Marina Green (free) parking lots. If your school needs transportation assistance, please contact Alison Konecki at Alison@for-site.org.
There is no food or drink allowed in Sanctuary. There are a small number of picnic tables available in the nearby Fort Mason Community Garden, and the lower Fort Mason campus, and plenty of places to sit on the grass in front of the General Residence or in the Great Meadow.
- Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
- The Great Meadow
- Black Point Batteries
- Aquatic Park Cove
- Maritime National Historical Park, Maritime Museum
As with all FOR-SITE projects, Sanctuary is free and open to the public.
The Sanctuary artist rugs are intended to be walked on and touched, therefore we ask that all visitors remove their shoes before entering the exhibition space. Bare feet are not permitted. Socks are provided free-of-charge for those who need them.