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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.

Fine Arts Museums Docent Programs

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

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

Resources for Educators

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 Class Visits

Thank you for including the Fine Arts Museums in your curriculum planning for the 2021–2022 school year. We recognize the energy, dedication, and care you bring to your work.  Starting October 15, we will book self-guided field trips that provide free admission for students and chaperones to the de... View More

College Programs

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

Teen Programs

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

Kids and Familes

Be curious with us! Explore art and creativity from around the world through hands-on programs, discovery guides, and videos that bring our collections to life.Visitors 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.  Questions? Email


The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are grateful to the generous donors who supported educational programs since July 1, 2019.

Presenting Sponsor
Diane B. Wilsey

Major Support
Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
Ford Foundation
Kaiser Permanente

Significant Support
Bank of America
Amy and Drew McKnight

Generous Support
Alaska Airlines
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.