Toddler Tours

Thursdays | de Young

Toddler Tours give our youngest visitors and their caregiver a chance to experience works of art together at the de Young. Adults and children 18 to 36 months are invited to participate in guided gallery viewing of one or two works of art. The group will then engage in age-appropriate learning and art making in our studio space. Strollers are welcome. Studio time is a time to explore and play. Please feel free to bring what your toddler needs to feel comfortable, including snacks. 

Morning sessions on Thursdays, 10–11:30 am:


Summer Art Camp

Let your child spend their summer making art at the de Young! Summer Art Camp classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by museum teaching artists. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, studio experiences, and adventures in Golden Gate Park.

Classes take place Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm, in the de Young galleries and studios. Our Open Studio aftercare is available from 3–5:30 pm and offers open-structured time in the studio. Children are grouped according to age: 6–7, 8–9, and 10–12 years old.



Summer Art Camp scholarships are made possible with support from the de Youngsters.

Art after School

Four-Part Series
4–5:30 pm | de Young

Join us at the de Young for a series of afterschool classes. Art after School is a four-week program offering in-depth exploration of the museum’s collection and art-making processes, with instruction by professional teaching artists. Students will spend time in the galleries and in our studio space discussing art and developing art-making skills. Each week students build on past projects and add techniques to their skill set.


Saturday Programs

Saturday Studio

Two-Part Series
Saturdays | 10 am–noon | de Young

This two-part series offers children ages 6–9 time to look, learn, and make art together supported by our team of Teaching Artists at the de Young. In the galleries children take part in a conversation-based tour and activities to gather inspiration for art making in the studio. In the studio, each child will investigate materials, practice art making, and share discoveries. Each two-part series highlights a different art-making technique and process.



Family Art Making is made possible with support from the Art4Moore and the de Youngsters. The de Youngsters support group is dedicated to making the de Young and the Legion of Honor vibrant hubs of family life. Proceeds from de Youngsters activities—including the annual Art Party fund-raising gala—support accessibility services, way-finding, and dynamic programming for children, teens and families.

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