Families with Children

Make your family's next visit to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco one to remember! Whether you are interested in seeing art or making it, your family will take away more than just memories from the Museums.

There is so much to do and see for kids of all ages, from taking a kid-friendly tour through the galleries to enrolling in art classes after school, there's something for everyone.

Choose from a wide variety of programs specifically designed for families and children, including summer camps, free Saturday art classes or hands-on art making activities designed by the Museums' artist-in-residence. Your family will enjoy viewing and doing art at the Museums.

Saturday Programs

Saturday StudioTwo-Part SeriesSaturdays | 10 am–noon | de YoungThis 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... View More

Art after School

Four-Part Series4–5:30 pm | de YoungJoin 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... View More

Summer Art Camp

Spend your summer making art at the de Young! Summer Art Camp classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by professional artist-teachers. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, studio experience and adventures in Golden Gate Park.Classes take place Monday-Friday from 9 am–3 pm in... View More

Artist Studio for Families with Children

Every month the museum hosts an Artist-in-Resident, who installs and demonstrates their art form in the Kimball Education Gallery at the de Young. This interactive program encourages artists to create activities specifically designed to engage the public, in particular, children and families. The... View More

Toddler Tours

Thursdays | de YoungToddler 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-... View More