Teen Programs

Teens ages 17 and under receive FREE General Admission with a school ID.

Upcoming Opportunities and Events for Teens

August 15–September 30, 2018
Muses, Moods, and Memes Contest! What do you think the paintings in Truth and Beauty are saying? Create memes inspired by the paintings in the exhibition to receive a discount code for $10 off of your exhibition ticket. Read more for contest details.

September 15, 2018
Free Teen Afternoon: Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters! High School teens get in free to the special exhibition Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters from 2–4 pm at the Legion of Honor. Reserve your free admission here and bring a current student ID to the museum.

September 22, 2018
Sneak Peek: Teen Podcast for Contemporary Muslim Fashions @ The Mix! Interested in fashion? Self-expression? Finding your identity through fashion? The Teen Advisory Board created a podcast and audio tour to explore these themes related  to the exhibition. Celebrate the debut with us at The Mix, a free space reserved for teens ages 13–18, in the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library from 2–4 pm. Fashion-related activities, projects, and snacks will be available. RSVP for free and bring a current student ID to the library.

October 27, 2018
Teens Take Action! Contemporary Muslim Fashions at the de Young. We are inspired by our Contemporary Muslims Fashions exhibition to take action for future liberation! Join us for youth-led performances, activities, and resources for high school students from 7–9:30 pm. This event is for and by high school teens. Reserve your free ticket for the event and bring a current student ID to the museum.

For a complete listing of our Fall 2018 teen offerings, download our flyer!

Teen Advisory Board

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's Teen Advisory Board is composed of ten high school students who plan, host, and promote teen events to their communities. Our teens see the de Young and Legion of Honor museums as places to unite and support one another through exploring important social issues. Every year, they host a major event called Teens Take Action!, inspired by the Museums’ collection or a special exhibition. At the event, we host teen-led performances, local youth organizations, gallery activities, music events, dance performances, and collective art making. The next Teens Take Action! takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and will be inspired by the special exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions at the de Young. This is the first major exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. Teens will have a platform in which identity, activism, and self-expression are discussed. Available openings will be posted on our Employment page.

Below is the story behind our very first Teens Take Action! in May 2017, as told by the teens who made it happen.

Museum Ambassador Program

Teens from San Francisco Unified High Schools are hired to facilitate art projects to families in the museum and the community. Ambassadors receive minimum wage and are paid for their training in addition to their work shifts. Available openings will be posted on our Employment page.

Keep in Touch

To learn more, contact teens@famsf.org or 415-750-3520.

Below are photos of our favorite moments in teen programs over the years.


The Museum Ambassadors Program 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.