Families with Children

Make your family's next visit to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco one to remember! Whether you are interested in seeing art or making it, your family will take away more than just memories from the Museums.

There is so much to do and see for kids of all ages, from taking a kid-friendly tour through the galleries to enrolling in art classes after school, there's something for everyone.

Choose from a wide variety of programs specifically designed for families and children, including summer camps, free Saturday art classes or hands-on art making activities designed by the Museums' artist-in-residence. Your family will enjoy viewing and doing art at the Museums.

Free Saturday Classes

There are two free Saturday programs offered at the de Young on Saturdays for families. The Family Art Making tables offer drop-in programming every Saturday from 10 am–3 pm in the Piazzoni Murals Room. The Doing and Viewing Art program offers a guided tour and art studio activity for children 4-12... View More

Art After School

Become the smartest kid in your class! Join us for the de Young's series of after-school art classes for children in 1st through 5th grades. Art After School offers an in-depth exploration of world cultures through the museum's extensive collections of art from Africa, Oceania, Mesoamerica and... View More

Summer Art Camp

Spend your summer making art at the de Young! Summer Art Camp classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by professional artist-teachers. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, studio experience and adventures in Golden Gate Park.Classes take place Monday-Friday from 9 am–3 pm in... View More

Artist Studio for Families with Children

Every month the museum hosts an Artist-in-Resident, who installs and demonstrates their art form in the Kimball Education Gallery at the de Young. This interactive program encourages artists to create activities specifically designed to engage the public, in particular, children and families. The... View More