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.

There is so much to do and see for kids of all ages, from taking a kid-friendly tour through the galleries to enrolling in art classes after school, there's something for everyone.

Choose from a wide variety of programs specifically designed for families and children, including summer camps, free Saturday art classes or hands-on art making activities designed by the Museums' artist-in-residence. Your family will enjoy viewing and doing art at the Museums.

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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

Second Thursdays, 10–11:30 am | de YoungTickets can be purchased through our online store here.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... 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 2019

Enrollment: Summer Art Camp 2019 is currently sold out. The waiting list is full.  If you’re on the list, we will notify you if a spot opens up. Spots are released in the order in which they were added to the waiting list.Let your child spend summer by making art at the de Young! Summer Art Camp... View More