de Young K–12th Grade Reservation Request

Reservations for the 2016/2017 school year begin July 15, 2016. Requests are processed in the order received.

Docent-led Tours

  • Guided tours are for 4th-12th grades and Self Guided tours are K-12th grades.
  • Guided tours are offered November 8, 2016–May 16, 2017.
  • Guided school group tours are available Tuesdays at 9:45 am and 11 am.
  • A minimum of eight weeks advance notice is required for guided tours.
  • Guided tours are free. Reservations must be held with a deposit check of $100 made out to COFAM. Deposit will be returned to you after your visit. Checks are only deposited in case of no-show or cancellation with less than three weeks notice.
  • Each Galleries in Focus time accommodates one class of 30 or fewer students. Larger groups require multiple time slots; options may be fewer and depend on availability.

Self-Guided Tours

  • Self-guided tours are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 12:30 pm and Thursdays starting at 9:30 am.
  • School groups are restricted from visiting special exhibitions during the first and last two weeks they are on view. Available time slots are 10 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 12:30 pm.
  • A minimum of four weeks advance notice is required for self-guided tours.
  • Groups of 60 or more require a lesson plan and site consultation.

Special Exhibition Tours

General Guidelines

  • For guided and self-guided tours a minimum of one adult chaperone is required for every 10 students, regardless of age.
  • Please use one reservation form for each class, you may keep a copy for your records.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received.

Please Note: If you are requesting a guided tour on behalf of a teacher please provide your contact information in the "School Contact" section below as well as the teacher’s contact information in the main section of the form.

Name of teacher who will accompany students
Please enter the maximum number of students you expect to attend.
School information
Please do not schedule transportation before receiving a tour confirmation.
Please share any information about your students that will help us better serve them (for example, special needs or any other questions you may have)
My class would like to visit the following…
Select the exhibition your class would like to visit.
Exhibitions in the permanent collection at the de Young museum and temporary special exhibitions.
Preferred dates and times

Guided school group tours are available Friday at 9:45 am or 11 am.

Self-Guided reservations are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 12:30 pm and Thursday starting at 9:30 am.

Groups are not scheduled on the first free Tuesday of every month nor during Bouquets to Art week (April 25 to 30, 2017).

First choice
Second choice
Third choice
Number of Players: Please indicate shared or individual players.
The audio tour highlights works in the permanent collection at the de Young. Audio tours are $6 per student OR $3 per student for shared players. Complimentary players are provided for one chaperone per 10 students.