Families

  • 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. 

  • 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 and make art Thursdays through Sundays! Hours

Family Events

  1. Art Lab

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    Drop-in Art Making

  2. Gallery + Studio: Bite-Size Universe of Color, Texture, and Form

    Saturday, February 8, 11:30 AM or 1 PM

    Tour the exhibition of Ron Nagle’s work and learn how his sculptures take shape, then make a painting inspired by Nagle’s vibrant and fascinating art.

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    For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  3. Roundtable Reading: One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko

    Saturday, February 8, 3 PM

    This month’s reading is the funny, heartfelt story of a Bay Area fifth-grader, his two very different sisters, and their struggle to keep their beloved dog.

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    Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

Field Trips

 

We offer guided tours for school and youth groups. 

 

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Testimonials

"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