de Youngsters Day Out 2023

Children making art at a table during de Youngsters Day Out

de Youngsters Day Out, 2022. Photograph by Gary Sexton

We invite you, and all Bay Area families, to attend the second annual de Youngsters Day Out on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

This event is open to every Bay Area family, free of charge. The in-person, all-day event includes hands-on art-making activities, in-gallery conversations and entertainment, collaborations with local contemporary artists, and live performances and music in Wilsey Court.

Proceeds from the event support our Equity School Partnership Project, which provides in-classroom instructional support, art supplies, and transportation for students who do not typically visit the de Young.

Mark your calendars for March 11 — we hope to see you there!


  • Benefactor brunch
    8:30 – 10:30 am
    Event supporters kick off the celebrations with family-friendly fare provided by McCalls Catering + Events.

    In order to make this event open to all families, we need your support. See sponsorship opportunities and levels

  • Free public admission
    9:30 am – 5:15 pm
    Enjoy lively activities, inside and outside the museum, designed to spark curiosity.


  • Interspecies Friendships

    9:30 am – 4 pm

    In many Indigenous cultures, humans live in harmony with nature. Join local artist Favianna Rodriguez to create collages celebrating our interconnectedness with the natural world.

    Favianna Rodriguez

    Image courtesy of Favianna Rodriguez

  • Family Art Making: Pop-Up Sculpture

    All day

    Make a paper pop-up sculpture that doubles as a bookmark.

    Pop-up bookmark

    Image courtesy Hitoshi Shigeta

  • Sketching in the Galleries: Colorgrams

    All day

    Create unexpected shapes filled with vibrant color.

    Colorful squares

    Image courtesy of Hannah Freeman

  • Earth, Air, Fire + Water

    9:30 am – 4 pm

    As a family, create symbols for the elements of life inspired by our Oceania and Landscape galleries. Then, take on a challenge and make connections across these collections!

    Keychain with Earth, air, fire, water symbols

    Image courtesy of Claudia Tennyson

  • San Francisco Public Library Readings

    10 am, noon, 2 pm

    Hop on the San Francisco Public Library Bookmobile, get a free library card, check out a book, and more! Enjoy story time with a children’s librarian at 10 am, noon, and 2 pm.

    San Francisco Public Library Bookmobile

    Image courtesy of San Francisco Public Library

  • Bay Area Mural Program (BAMP) Activation

    All day

    Bring mural-size coloring pages to life! Designs are by local BAMP artists, who turn walls into artistic community landmarks throughout the Bay Area. Plus, enjoy take-home coloring sheets of local murals with fun facts about mural history. BAMP multidisciplinary artist Shogun Shido, aka DJ Jambalaya, will be spinning tunes alongside the biggest coloring pages you’ve ever seen!

    Bay Area Mural Program logo

    Image courtesy of Bay Area Mural Program

  • FAMSF’s Equity School Partnership Project (ESPP) Student Art Display

    All day

    ESPP works with teachers and students to develop culturally relevant and student-centered arts integration curricula in K–5 schools — bridging the museum and classroom. View ESPP student artwork by 2nd graders from Cesar Chavez Elementary in San Francisco’s Mission District and 5th graders from Ascend Elementary in East Oakland.

    Teacher and student in an art class

    ESPP Community Artist Shogun Shido at Ascend Elementary

  • Get Empowered! Brazilian Music + Dance Classes

    9:45 am – 10:30 am, 11:45 am – noon, 1 – 1:30 pm

    Get Empowered! immerses participants in custom-designed creative and positive experiences that help open hearts and minds in support of learning, growth, leadership, wellness, life, and work skills development.

    Get Empowered!

    Image courtesy of Get Empowered!

  • Suavecita Press Block Printing

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Working with Mission-based artist Alyssa Aviles, create a paper print to take home inspired by the de Young and de Youngsters Day Out.

    Mission-based artist, Alyssa Aviles

    Image courtesy of Suavecita Press

  • Wheel of Fun

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm 

    Give the Wheel of Fun a spin for a chance to win art supplies, a museum membership, books, and more!

    Wheel of Fun

    Image by Gary Sexton

  • Adobe Express Yourself Photo Booth

    9:30 am – 4:30 pm 

    Strike a pose and watch your moves come to life in a take-home print! Discover the joy of Adobe Express by customizing your own GIF and sharing it with friends and family.

    de Youngsters Day Out photo booth

    Image by Drew Altizer

  • Zenni Zone: Vision Screenings for Kids

    9:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Visit the Zenni Zone for free kids’ vision screenings and glasses giveaways. Hosted by Zenni Eyewear and UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Advance sign-up required day of at Koret Auditorium. For ages 3+.

    Child getting their eyes checked at de Youngsters Day Out

    Image by Gary Sexton

Live music + dance performances

  • René y Familia

    10:30 – 11 am, 11:30 – 11:45 am, noon – 12:30 pm

    Spanning three generations and an array of celebratory Latin American musical traditions, René y Familia is the latest gift from an iconic San Francisco musical clan. René y Familia deliver rancheras, cumbias, merengues, boleros, and sones, turning every gathering into fiesta while also raising themes of cultural pride, socio-emotional awareness, and solidarity.

    René y Familia

    Image courtesy of René y Familia

  • San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Student Performance Art Showcase

    1:30 – 2 pm, 2:30 – 3 pm

    Watch music and dance performances by students from SFUSD schools.

    Moscone Es Music Class

    Image courtesy of San Francisco Unified School District

  • Get Empowered!

    9:30 am, 11 am, 2 pm

    Throughout the day, Get Empowered! will be on the main stage with live drumming and dancing! Want to learn a few steps? Join them outside for a 10-minute dance class.

    Get Empowered! group photo

    Image courtesy of Get Empowered!

The event will follow COVID-19 protocols as prescribed by the City and County of San Francisco and is subject to change or cancellation in accordance with city, county, and state health guidelines.

We are committed to offering services that make our collections, exhibitions, and programs inclusive and accessible to all visitors. Learn more about accessibility at the Fine Arts Museums.

To request accessibility accommodations for you or your family during de Youngsters Day Out, please contact us at and we would be happy to assist you.

Ticket info

de Youngsters Day Out free tickets are sold out. We anticipate some availability day of, but cannot guarantee it based on space constraints.

Contact info


de Youngsters Day Out 2023 Committee

Max Boyer Glynn
Mariana Gantus Wall
Damon Johnson 

Steering Committee
Sharon Bell
Carol Bonnie
Jessica Farron
Tiffany Gantus
Darby Gaynor Glickman
Wheeler Griffith
Kiki Gunn
Kristen Hale Kelly
Becky Heldfond
Rebecca Henderson
Brandi Hudson
Claire Hudson
Holly Johnson Harris
Amelia Manderscheid
Demetra Marcus Bell
Alison Pincus
Lynn Poole
David Saxe
Sakiko Tani
Anne Waterman

Grand Dame Grandparent
Diane B. Wilsey

Grandparents Committee
Susan Boeing
Herbert Boyer
Daniela Faggioli
John and Jo Ann Gantus
Dr. Jessica and Jeffrey Gaynor
Barbara and John W. Glynn

Presenting Sponsors

Adobe logo
Kaiser Permanente logo

Lead Sponsor

Zenni logo

Major Sponsors

Ernst & Young
Glynn Capital

Generous Sponsor
Golden State Warriors

In-kind Support
Chronicle Books
Dodo Banana
Guittard Chocolate Company

Purple Level
Max Boyer Glynn and David Glynn
The Harris Family
Mariana Gantus Wall and Douglas Wall
Diane B. Wilsey

Blue Level
Barbara and John Glynn
Rebecca and Cal Henderson
Deryck Maughan In Memory of Mariana Gantus Wall
Jason E. Moment
Alison Pincus
Sakiko and Tomonori Tani

Green Level
Anne and Darren Bassin
Demetra Marcus Bell
Daniela Faggioli
Tiffany and Brandon Gantus
Charles and Brandi Hudson
Kristen Hale Kelly and Jim Kelly
Seth Matarasso
Lynn and Edward Poole
Robina Riccitiello

Yellow Level
Carol Bonnie
Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer
The Farron Family
Jessica and Jeffrey Gaynor
The Gomez Family
Kiki and John Gunn
William and Becky Heldfond
Jeanette Perez and James Kim
The Marchetti Family
Patrick Mulkeen
Katie and Matt Paige
The Perkins Family 
Margaret Naraghi Quattrin
The Shafer Shah Family
The Spokes Family

Orange Level
The Arthurs Family 
The Ayoub Family
Sydney and Scott Blumenkranz
Lindsay & Tim Brown
Carolyn Press Chatham
Erica and Clayton Timbrell
Antonia and Michael Cohen
Alexandra and Parker Conrad
The Drybrough Family
The Eccleston Family
The Gholson Family
Darby and Andrew Glickman
The Gruber Family
The Homan Family
Natalie Jamison
Stephanie and Robert Jensen
Lesley Bunim and Michael Jensen
Hannah and Bianca Kellogg
The Krouse Family 
The Linker Family
Kevin Lynch
Danielle Lazier and Luis Mamayson
Amelia Manderscheid and Erin Wilson
Casey and John McDevitt
Fiona Montgomery
The Pearson Family
Jana Messerschmidt and David Richter
Christina and Rick Saveri
David Saxe 
Dorothy Saxe
The Van Buren Family
Courtney and Jake Welch

The Keyes-Salut Family Fund
Nora Quattrin
Elizabeth Ross

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