What Can Kids Do at the de Young?

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For information and schedules for any of these programs, please contact us at 415-750-3528 or
education@famsf.org

In addition to seeing lots of art from around the world, strolling in the Garden of Enchantment, taking in the view from the top of the tower, and enjoying the special kids’ meals at the cafe de Young, you might want to . . .

MAKE ART
Saturday Art Classes for 4-to-12-year-olds

In these art classes taught by professional artist-teachers, children learn by seeing and making art. Most Saturdays, excluding holiday weekends. No reservations necessary. 10:30 a.m. to noon (general public) and 1:30 to 3 p.m. (museum members only), Kimball Education Gallery. Register 15 minutes before the start of class. Programs begin promptly. Free

MEET A WORKING ARTIST
Artist Studio Program

Each month a different Bay Area artist transforms the Kimball Education Gallery into a working art studio. Meet the artists Wednesdays through Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. No reservations necessary. Free

BECOME THE SMARTEST KID IN YOUR CLASS
After-school classes for 1st-to-8th-graders

These afternoon art programs provide an in-depth look at the de Young’s collections and how artworks connect with their schools' social studies curriculum. Reservations required. Free

TAKE YOUR PARENTS ON A FRIDAY-NIGHT DATE
Friday Nights at the de Young

From mid-January through November the de Young stays open on Friday evenings until 8:45 p.m. Programs are fun for all ages and connect with the art on display. No reservations necessary. Free

GET A JOB
In September and March the Museum Ambassador Program hires high school students from the San Francisco Unified High School District to become junior educators at the de Young. Application and interview required. We pay you.

GET A PRESENT FOR YOUR TEACHER
Receive our Student and Teacher Programs brochure for K–12 teachers outlining all of our free curriculum materials, tours, and programs. Present it to your teacher, and you might earn some extra credit! Free

START RACKING UP THOSE COLLEGE CREDITS
Bay Area high-school students are eligible to take our after-school Advanced Placement art history classes. Reservations required. Free