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de Youngsters Studio

The de Youngsters Studio will be closed through March 21. Get curious with our de Youngsters Studio discovery guides available at the admissions desk.

The new de Youngsters Studio provides tools for understanding the unique role that visual arts play in fostering children’s innate curiosity and, using examples from the collections of the de Young museum, demonstrates methods to engage with art. The design of the space leverages new technologies to prompt exploration, curiosity, and discovery. In accordance with the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the technological components are carefully designed to create open-ended outcomes that are augmented when used with the help of an adult. Each of the areas incorporates these technologies differently; for example, while one employs touch sensors that allow for color mixing on a wall-like surface, another uses cameras that let children virtually place their creations within images of the museum galleries using AR interface within the studio

de Youngsters Studio Discovery Guides

Pick up free de Youngsters Discovery Guides filled with plenty of activities for exploring the museum as a family. Sketch, design, and discuss topics related to the de Youngsters Studio.

A Space for Families

Located in an area of the de Young that is free and open to the public, the studio is open to children of all ages, with activities specifically created for visitors ages 3–8 to explore together with an accompanying adult. The space will be open during regular museum hours.


Presenting Sponsor: Koret Foundation. Major Support: Alaska Airlines, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, The Art Party, The Harris Family, and Diane B. Wilsey. Significant Support: Adobe and The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation. Generous Support: William and Gretchen Kimball Fund. Additional support is provided by Daphne and Stuart Wells, Thomas and Shelagh Rohlen, and family and friends in memory of Florence Wong. Creative Partner: fuseproject / Yves Behar. Design Build Partner: Tellart. Additional in-kind support is provided by Kvadrat and Samsung.