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Teen Programs

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offers free 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 Studio Series
Returning Fall 2019

Join us for free monthly art workshops for high school teens! Teens gather inspiration from our collections and create art in the studios. Meet in front of the de Youngsters Studio. All materials are provided.

Free Teen Afternoons
Returning Fall 2019 

High school teens with valid student IDs receive free admission to special exhibitions on Free Teen Afternoons. Get your free ticket at our check-in table in front of the de Youngsters Studio on the day of your visit. 

Teen Media

Gallery Guides
The Teen Advisory Board explored the permanent collection identifying their favorite artworks and artists who made their own way in the art world. Each gallery guide highlights three pieces along with conversation starters.

Beyond the Paint Podcast
The Teen Advisory Board wrote and produced a podcast inspired by the Contemporary Muslim Fashions exhibition at the de Young. The podcast explores themes of modest fashion, individual expression, social media, and global exchange. This production won the 2019 Gold Muse at the American Alliance of Museums in the podcast category. Learn more and start listening.

Are you curious to know what it’s like writing and recording a podcast? Click here for a behind the scenes interview with our Teen Advisory Board members.

Youth Radio
Teen Programs collaborated with Youth Radio during Contemporary Muslim Fashions to create a teen tour and to interview Hoda Katebi—blogger, photographer, and social-media influencer—who was featured in the exhibition.

Teen Jobs

Teen Advisory Board
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is composed of 10 San Francisco Bay Area high school teens enrolled in public, private, and home-school programs. Together they plan, host, and promote teen events and digital content. TAB Members are paid minimum wage for their work and meet on Friday afternoons 10 months out of the year. For more information, check this webpage in spring 2019.

Museum Ambassador Program
Museum Ambassadors are San Francisco residents and high school teens that are hired to teach art projects to families in the museum, libraries, and other San Francisco community centers. They are paid minimum wage for training and work shifts. More information about hiring will be available in late summer / early fall. 

Contact Us

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Teen Programs is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Kimball Foundation, Gap Foundation, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.