The de Young and Legion of Honor are open. Learn about extra precautions to welcome you back.

Families with Children

At home or at the museum, our family resources support close looking, conversation and curiosity about art. Explore the resources below to discover artworks with your family as you prepare for a visit or get creative in the museum galleries.

Visitors ages 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.



Additional Information

Visit the de Young calendar for a schedule of programs.

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de Youngsters Studio

A Space for FamiliesLocated in an area of the de Young that is free and open to the public, the de Youngsters studio is for families with children of all ages, offering activities created for visitors ages 3–8 to explore together with an accompanying adult. The space is open during regular museum... 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

Summer Art Camp Closed 2021Summer Art Camp at the de Young museum will remain closed in 2021 due to COVID-19 risks. The decision was made after consultation with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s COVID-19 prevention team and in accordance with California health and safety recommendations.... View More