Creative Arts Field Trips

826 Valencia: The Writing Center. Haven’t you always wanted to bring your class on a field trip to a pirate ship? How about to a treehouse? How about if they could also build skills, get tons of one-on-one support, and publish their writing in the process? Book a visit to The Writing Center!

Asian Art Museum. Book a guided gallery tour, design and lead your own tour of the museum's galleries, or bring the Asian Art Museum to your classroom with a docent-led presentation. 

Cartoon Art Museum. Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone—from comic strips, comic books and anime to political cartoons, graphic novels and underground comix. Educational groups who schedule their visit to the Cartoon Art Museum in advance receive a 50% discount on admission.

Children’s Creativity Museum. Bay Area summer programs are invited to register for creative activities at the Children’s Creativity Museum!  Children in preschool – 2nd grade (ages 3-7) are invited to enjoy an hour of child-directed play in the Imagination Lab, followed by an hour of facilitated gravity-based activities and design challenges with a museum educator. For youth in grades 3 – 12 (ages 8+), a Clay Animation workshop will immerse them in a world of movie-making and storytelling. Each participant will develop clay characters and bring them to life in a stop-motion animation. 

Contemporary Jewish Museum. The CJM offers several field trip options including art-making workshops and thematic gallery tours.

de Young Museum and Legion of Honor. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor) offer a wide selection of age/grade appropriate tours, and have created excellent curriculum guides to accompany all of them. The permanent galleries are always admission free for anyone under age 18!

Precita Eyes Mural Center. Precita Eyes muralists lead tours of the fascinating mural-lined alleys in the Mission District.

SCRAP. SCRAP is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space. Field trips can include volunteering activities, shopping and browsing time, and crafting activities.

SF MOMA. With free entry for visitors 18 and under, and free K–12 school visits, it’s easier than ever to share art with your students. When you can’t make it to the museum, SFMOMA’s teacher resources help you bring art into your classroom.

SF Opera. Discover the magic that happens behind the scenes! During this 60-minute tour, your students will visit the prompter's box, dressing rooms, wardrobe, wig and makeup departments and more as available. Guides also give insight into the architecture and history of this iconic theater. Recommended for grades 4-12.

Stern Grove. The Stern Grove Festival offers free Kids Days that are sponsored by Bay Area arts organizations. The 2019 Kids Days will feature Cuban folkloric dance and music, modern African dance, and global dance styles with instructors from San Francisco Ballet.

Walt Disney Family Museum. Visit the museum and participate in grade-specific, guided school experiences, which can include both tours and hands-on workshops, all curated around different themes reflected in Walt's life, work, and legacy. 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Admission to YBCA’s galleries is always free for anyone under age 18. Don’t miss the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the wonderful playground!

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