Toddler Tours

Second Thursdays, 10–11:30 am | de Young

Registration opens July 23.

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. 

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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.

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Sponsors

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

Registration opens July 23.

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.

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Saturday Programs

Family Art Making

Saturdays | de Young

We offer free family programming at the de Young on Saturdays from 11 am–4 pm. Visit the drop-in Family Art Making tables to explore a theme related to the art in our permanent collection or special exhibitions. Family Art Making is free and open to the public (though museum admission is required for certain gallery activities). Check our calendar for upcoming Family Art Making themes.

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Sponsors

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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