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. For an overview of what the museum can offer for your grade level, see our program table.
The Learning to Look program gives children in grades K–3 the tools that encourage them to grow using skills within their reach.To deepen student engagement at the museum, teachers receive free curriculum materials to use in their classrooms before their visit. The Museums’ teaching artists welcome... View More
Get Smart with Art is a 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
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
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 available for permanent collections or... View More
The museums recognize that educators frequently prefer to tour their own students through the museum collections. We are able to offer free admission, based on availability. The Museums support self-guided visits by providing resources for in-class and in-gallery study on the Resources for... View More
For more information and to request a reservation please click on the tour option below for the form!Please note that schools are restricted from visiting special exhibitions during the first and last two weeks they are on view. All special exhibition educator resources can be found here. At the de... View More