The de Young is preparing to open to the public. Learn about extra precautions to welcome you back soon.

K–12 Class Visits

K–12 educators are encouraged to bring their classes to the de Young and Legion of Honor permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Educators may choose from any of the following categories, selecting the one that best supports their classroom goals. 

All field trips for the remainder of the 2020 school year have been canceled due to the museum closure. Scheduling for all future field trips has been paused. Registration for 2020–2021 field trips will open summer 2020.

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Field Trips for Grades K–3 (Tour + Studio)

Learning to Look is a free three part program for grades K-3 at the de Young Museum. The program, aligned to the California state standards in language and visual arts and consists of:Visit preparation: The museum provides teachers with pre-visit lessons that prepare students for their field trip.... View More

Field Trips for Grades 4–8 (Tour + Studio)

Get Smart with Art is a free three part program for grades 4–12 that supports the California state content standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts. The program includes free curriculum materials and consists of:Visit preparation: teachers prepare students with Get Smart with Art... View More

Exploring the New Guinea Highlands: Art, Science, and Conservation (Grades 4–8)

This program creates an immersive experience for students to study how the ecosystem of the Highlands of New Guinea influences the art of the region. This interdisciplinary program was produced by the de Young in partnership with the Conservatory of Flowers and the California Academy of Sciences in... View More

Field Trips for Grades 4–12 (Tour only)

Docents at the Fine Arts Museums help students discover their ability to look at, think about, and enjoy art. Working with small groups in the galleries, docents encourage dialogue about the art, artists, and cultures represented in the collections. Tours are free and available for permanent... View More

Self-Guided Field Trips for Grades K–12

This field trip is for educators who prefer to tour their own students through the museum collections. We provide free admission for students and chaperones. The Museums support self-guided visits by providing resources for in-class and in-gallery study on the Resources for Educators page. Due to... View More

Temporary Exhibitions Field Trips Grades K–12

All field trips for the remainder of the 2020 school year have been canceled due to the museum closure. Scheduling for all future field trips has been paused until the museum reopens.For more information and to request a reservation please click on the tour option below for the form!Please note... View More