Get ready for an exciting summer of art making!

Designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, Summer Youth Art Programs give students the opportunity to learn from artist-educators while enjoying the Museum and the bounty of Balboa Park. Summer Camps and Teen Studios include art instruction, studio activities, lunch and snack breaks, and visits to the Museum to see current exhibitions.


Summer Camps

July 13-17, 2020
July 20-24, 2020
Grades 1–5
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Teen Summer Studios

July 27-31, 2020
August 3–7, 2020
Grades 6–12
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

2020 Registration:

Registration Begins on March 1, 2020

Register between March 1–31 for a 10% Early Bird discount!

Member | $275
Nonmember | $315

You may register:

  • Online
  • By phone (619.696.1935)
  • At the Museum admissions desk during open hours
  • Submitting a registration form along with payment in the following ways. The form is also available here in Spanish.
    • Fax to 619.232.4504, Attention: 2020 Summer Youth Programs
    • Mail to The San Diego Museum of Art, 2020 Summer Youth Programs, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112-2107

To receive all discounts, registration must be processed through the mail or over the phone. Please print and mail in the registration form or call 619.696.1935 to confirm registration.


The San Diego Museum of Art is happy to announce that a limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for the Summer Youth Art Programs. Scholarship applications are available in both English and Spanish.

Summer Youth Art Programs 2020 Scholarship Application
Summer Youth Art Programs 2020 Scholarship Application (Spanish

*To be fair to all scholarship applicants, only two scholarships may be award per family.

After Registration:

Please read the following documents regarding Teen Summer Studio and Summer Camp policies and procedures, and return all forms completed to the Museum prior to the first day of the program.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp/studio to receive a 100% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp/studio will be refunded at 50% of the fee paid. After the first day of your child’s camp/studio, no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Featured Image: Squirrel and Plum blossom Branch, 16th-17th century. Ink on paper, hanging scroll. Bequest of Elsie S. Kimberly. 1966.91