• 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 portrait drawings

    Art Lab


    Drop-in Art Making

  2. Free First Thursday

    All Day

  3. Fall Free Family Day

    Sunday, November 4, 11 AM–3 PM

    Explore BAMPFA exhibitions, make your own art, enjoy a performance by Unique Derique, and check out a screening of animated films by John Canemaker—bring the family and make a day of it!

  4. Gallery + Studio: Pour, Sprinkle, Scrape: Color Experiments Inspired by Harvey Quaytman

    Saturday, November 10, 11:30 AM–1 PM or 1–2:30 PM

    Discover Harvey Quaytman’s abstract paintings, then create your own experiments with shape and color.


    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  5. ¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe! Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel, escrito por Xavier Garza

    Saturday, November 10, 3 PM

    Join us to start reading in English and Spanish about a boy whose fascination with Lucha Libre leads him to a surprising discovery! Then, take a copy of the book with you to keep reading at home.¡Acompáñanos! Empezaremos a leer la historia de un niño a quien le gusta mucho la lucha libre y ¡hace un descubrimiento sorprendente! Entonces, llevarse el libro contigo para seguir leyendo en casa.


    Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
    Recomendado para las edades de 8 años en adelante (niños menores son bienvenidos como oyentes)


  6. Howl’s Moving Castle

    Saturday, November 24, 1:30 PM

    Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones, this spectacular anime blends European fairy tale with director Hayao Miyazaki’s distinctive sensibility.


    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 9 & up

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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