Family Programs

Discover the Museum through fun, educational activities for kids, teens, and families! For everyone from beginners to art experts, programs offer diverse opportunities for the whole family to view, understand, and interact with art on view.

Explore family programs below and visit the Museum Calendar to view a full list of upcoming programs and events.


Family Drop-In Days

Select Sundays* | 1:00–3:00 p.m. | Lower Rotunda

Explore and learn more about art on view through activities designed for families to enjoy together. Activities present projects using a variety of media and inspired by the works on view in the galleries.

Participate in art-making activities in the Lower Rotunda, join a family-oriented docent tour, play gallery games, interact with touchable objects, and complete Search and Find activities.

Recommended for families with children 6 to 12 years. Pre-registration is not required.
•  Visit the calendar for Family Drop-In Days.

Free Museum Admission for Youth

One of the Museum’s primary goals is to make art accessible to the entire community. Starting in July 2016, the Museum began offering free admission to everyone 17 and under. We believe that eliminating the financial barrier to entry for youth is a great step in meeting this very important goal! This program is generously sponsored by:

   

Family Workshops

Families are invited to participate together in art-making workshops at the Museum Art School. Preceded by a special before-hours tour of current exhibitions, workshops are geared toward
intergenerational learning and creating in a classroom setting.

Workshop space is limited and registration is required.

•  Visit the calendar for Family Workshops.

Teen Art Café

Meet and mingle with fellow teen artists as you learn about works of art on view. Teen Art Café invites students to participate in art projects led by Museum educators and artists, enjoy
special performances, and go on an exclusive after-hours tour through the Museum. Light refreshments and opportunities to win prizes included. Topics and activities are different each
event.

•  For more information, email teenartcafe@sdmart.org. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive timely updates on upcoming teen and family workshops and programs.

October 4, 2018 – The Human Form
February 7, 2019 – The Art of the Portrait
April 25, 2019  – Young Art 2019
June 27*, 2019Summer Teen Studios Preview
*The date of this event has been changed from Thursday, July 11 to Thursday, June 27

 

 
Alexander Calder, Untitled (Sea Creatures), 1975. Lithograph. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Kornreich. 1996.16.