Curriculum Supported Visits

Educators are encouraged to bring their classes to the Museums for curriculum supported visits. Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and pre-visit preparation in the classrooms, students will learn to look closely at art objects, in addition to working in a studio art environment and engaging in writing exercises.

Get Smart with Art

Get Smart with Art is a three part program for grades 4–12 that supports the California state content standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts. The program includes free curriculum materials with easy to implement preparatory lessons, a guided tour and thematic art activity.Prior... View More

Learning to Look

The Learning to Look program gives children in grade K–3 tools that encourage them to grow using skills that are within their reach. The Museums' teaching artists welcome your class to create and explore in the art studio and the museum galleries. Your students will be given the opportunity to work... View More

Exploring the New Guinea Highlands: Art, Science, and Conservation

This program creates an immersive experience for students to study how the ecosystem of the Highlands of New Guinea influences the art of the region. This interdisciplinary program was produced by the de Young in partnership with the Conservatory of Flowers and the California Academy of Sciences in... View More