• Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Remember spending Saturday afternoons at the movies when you were a kid? Relive that experience and share it with the next generation at Movie Matinees for All Ages. 

  • Family Fare

    Get the whole family involved in art at Family Fare. Second Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 1 PM.

  • 1 kid + 1 adult =$0

    Admission to the galleries is free for kids 18 & under plus one adult. So bring your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or neighbor to explore the new BAMPFA!

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in hours are Thursday and Friday starting at 4 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Family Events

  1. The Secret Garden

    Saturday, June 3, 3 PM

    A lonely but enterprising young girl discovers a secret garden on her uncle’s isolated estate in this magical adaptation of the famed children’s novel. “Elegantly expressive . . . celebrating nature as a force for freedom” (New York Times).


    Recommended for ages 8 and up

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  2. Rainbow Afternoon: Drawing Workshops for Kids

    Saturday, June 3, 1–5 PM

    Create colorful drawings of rainbows in an artist-led workshop. Your art could be shown in BAMPFA’s Ugo Rondinone exhibition this summer!

  3. Roundtable Reading: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

    Saturday, June 10, 3 PM

    Read the beginning of this adventurous novel set in 1930s Florida and pick up a copy to keep reading at home.

  4. Family Fare: Vajra: Thunderbolt-Diamond Kid Power Object!

    Saturday, June 10, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Explore symbols of power in Indian paintings, then customize cut-paper models to suit your own special powers.

  5. Family Fare: Enter the Otherworldly

    Saturday, July 8, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Get inspired by Charles Howard’s dreamlike paintings, then make your own surreal compositions.

  6. Roundtable Reading: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

    Saturday, July 8, 3 PM

    Read the beginning of this graphic novel about sisters on a road trip from San Francisco to Colorado and pick up a copy to keep reading at home.


Field Trips

We offer guided tours for school and youth groups. 

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"My family still talks about the Wolfgang Laib exhibition we saw in 2000, where the artist created an installation with pollen. It has prompted many animated conversations on the enduring question, "what is art?"

Franca Cioria, Director, Via Nova Children's School Berkeley

The arts are critical to making a city vibrant and unique. One of my favorite places to be is the BAMPFA theater lobby, feeling the ‘buzz’ of anticipation before a film. If I could, I would be there every night!"

Jim Reynolds, coffee bean buyer and former BAMPFA Trustee