Join us this year!

Sunday, Sept 15th, 2013
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Downtown San Francisco’s biggest free family block party is back for its sixth year! Yerba Buena Family Day is a non-stop day of free indoor/outdoor family fun with free admission to local museums for all ages, hands-on art making activities for kids and special family-friendly performances throughout the neighborhood. Visitors get in free to participating institutions.


Go construction crazy in Jessie Square with SFMOMA Families On the Go. Be inspired under the big top to engineer a constructed creature of your own design, and don’t miss a special living sculptor that changes right before your eyes.


Celebrate the abstract wonders in the exhibition Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art by creating your own see-through art box using colorful transparent shapes. Add your own twisting and turning lines to a giant Wikki Stix© art installation, and groove to live performances by Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock.


Create sidewalk art in front of MoAD and create a collage with textiles and photographs. View Gordon Park’s film The Learning Tree from 11am-1pm. Groove to the Afro-Latino rhythms of the award-winning John Santos Sextet.


Learn the basics of clay animation and movie making in the Animation Lab. Direct and star in your own music video, then experience the new multi-sensory, interactive LED light exhibit in Sense It. Stop by early to receive your special one-hour timed admissions sticker and return for your hour of creativity (first come- first served basis.)


Enjoy an outdoor concert on the Esplanade Stage from 1-2:30pm by 2013 Grammy winner Lila Downs and her band who have reinvented traditional Mexican music with original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul and more. Then delight in music, clowning and kid-friendly activities in the Yerba Buena Children’s Gardens and in Jessie Square.


For recorded information about this event, please call 415-614-3216

The event is easily accessible by BART and other public transportation with most venues located just one block from the Montgomery or Powell Street Stations.

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