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. The museum offers programs for kids of all ages including toddler tours, art classes after school, and summer camp. Visit the de Youngsters Studio, a free play space for families, or join us every Saturday for our free Family Art Making.

Use the Family Resources below to support your child’s engagement with the collections:

Additional Information

Visit the de Young calendar for a schedule of programs.

Questions? Email families@famsf.org.

Learn About Family Memberships

de Youngsters Studio

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... View More

Art in Your Community

Let’s make art together! The Fine Arts Museums’ Department of Education offers free community art making and art talks for adults, children, and families.The department’s Museum Ambassadors program trains local teens to facilitate art projects in San Francisco community centers, public libraries,... View More

Saturday Programs

Family Art MakingSaturdays | de YoungWe offer free family programming at the de Young on Saturdays from 11 am–4 pm. Visit the drop-in Family Art Making tables to explore a theme related to the art in our permanent collection or special exhibitions. Family Art Making is free and open to the public (... View More

Toddler Tours

This program is temporarily on hold. Please check back for updates in the spring. Toddler 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... View More

Art after School

Four-Part SeriesWednesdays, 4–5:30 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... View More

Summer Art Camp

Join Summer Art Camp at the de Young this summer! At Summer Art Camp, teaching artists design opportunities for campers ages 6–12 to explore museum galleries, experiment in the art studio, and adventure in Golden Gate Park. Camp takes place Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm, in the de Young galleries and... View More