Teen Programs

Teens ages 17 and under receive FREE General Admission with a school ID.

Upcoming Teen Events

July & August 2018
Teen Programs College Internships 2018-2019 academic year. In July / August of 2018, we will post information for our 2018–2019 academic year. Community college, recent grads, and career changers are encouraged to apply. See our offerings on our Employment page.

August 2018
Museum Ambassador applications will be available for 2018-2019 academic year. Ambassadors are San Francisco public high school/charter school students that teach art projects to families in the community. Check back here in August for the application.

October 27, 2018
Teens Take Action! Contemporary Muslim Fashions at the de Young. This event is for and by teens. Reserve your ticket for the event.

Teen Advisory Board

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's Teen Advisory Board is composed of ten high school students who plan, host, and promote teen events to their communities. Our teens see the de Young and Legion of Honor museums as places to unite and support one another through exploring important social issues. Every year, they host a major event called Teens Take Action!, inspired by the Museums’ collection or a special exhibition. At the event, we host teen-led performances, local youth organizations, gallery activities, music events, dance performances, and collective art making. The next Teens Take Action! takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and will be inspired by the special exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions at the de Young. This is the first major exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. Teens will have a platform in which identity and fashion are discussed.


  • Teen Advisory Board members recruited this spring will serve on our board for ten months: June 2018–April 2019
  • College interns (current and recent graduates) are recruited to support Teen Advisory Board members with event planning and promotion. Applications for the full year internship are available on our Employment page.

Below is the story behind our very first Teens Take Action! in May 2017, as told by the teens who made it happen.


Museum Ambassador Program

Teens from San Francisco Unified High Schools are hired to facilitate art projects to families in the museum and the community. Ambassadors receive minimum wage and are paid for their training in addition to their work shifts.


  • Museum Ambassadors are hired twice a year: the summer and the academic year
  • College interns (current and recent graduates) are recruited to support the program and train Museum Ambassadors to become stronger educators. Applications are available for summer 2018 on our Employment page.

Keep in Touch

To learn more, contact Teen Programs Coordinator, Tina Wiley, at cwiley@famsf.org or 415-750-3520.

Below are photos of our favorite moments in teen programs over the years.


The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Gap Foundation, Kimball Foundation, The Links, Inc., the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, the Michael M. Peacock Foundation, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, The Trociuk Family, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.