The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offer a wide range of programs and educational opportunities that foster connections, expand knowledge, create community, and enable visitors of all ages to bring new perspectives to artworks in our permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Museums' Programs and Education initiatives partner with community groups, schools, city organizations, and advisory committees to engage multiple voices and diverse audiences in the Bay Area and beyond.
Docent-led tours will resume September 1.Docents of the Fine Arts Museums provide tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor. Their service follows extensive training, including seminars and continuing education lectures. With additional training... View More
The Education Department at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco provides a wide variety of resources, events and written materials for educators planning visits to the Museums with their students. Below you will find rich source material with which to prepare yourself and your students to visit... View More
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... View More
College programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco focus on artistic enrichment, art history perspectives, studio art, and performing arts that highlight specific time periods, current events, or a traveling exhibition.Collections ResearchVisit the permanent collection pages at the de Young... View More
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is a place for teens. Check out digital resources, special events, and job opportunities for high school students. Teens ages 17 and under receive FREE general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor with a valid school ID.Teen MediaGallery GuidesThe... View More
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... View More
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are grateful to the generous donors who supported educational programs since July 1, 2019.
Diane B. Wilsey
Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
Bank of America
Amy and Drew McKnight
Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation
Max Boyer Glynn and David Glynn
The Harris Family
Jessica and Jason Moment
Mason Morfit and Jordana Brewster
National Endowment for the Arts
Carol Vance Wall and Terry Wall
The Wall Family
Additional support is provided by Gwynn and Mitchel August, The Bassin Family, Demetra Marcus Bell, Kirsten Benzien, Susan Boeing and Christopher Redlich, Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, The Brinckerhoff Family, California Arts Council, Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Confidence Foundation, Helen and Rajnikant Desai, Elios Charitable Foundation, Gap Foundation, Google, The Gretsch Family, Wheeler and Millen Griffith, The Grossman Family, Becky and Will Heldfond, Arlene Inch, The Walter S. Johnson Foundation, The Kelly Family, Kimball Foundation, The Kohler Family, Koret Foundation, The Krieger Family, Hudson Lanza Family, Nellie and Max Levchin, Alexandria and Kevin Marchetti, Camille and Brad Marks, The Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation, Diane L. Morris, Laurie and Josh Olshansky, Oso & Me, The Paige Family, Sonja and Jon Perkins, The Pincus Family, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sisitsky Family, Jeannie and Christopher Smith, The Stegall Family, Daniel and Wilhelmina Turkovich, Dr. Stanley K. Yarnell and Victor C. Rowley, and an anonymous donor.