Birthday Parties


Thank you for your interest in hosting your child’s birthday at the San Francisco Children’s Art Center.

At this time, we have suspended our birthday party program for COVID safety.


We hope to create with your child at another time in the future.


The Art Center can be reserved to celebrate birthdays and host events in our studio at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

When you reserve a party at the Art Center it includes the activities we offer at our regular classes, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, playdough, collage, and more.

Each child goes home with their unique artwork and a gift certificate for a FREE art class. You bring the refreshments and decorations, we will help you set up and clean up.

If you haven’t been to the Art Center and would like to see if it’s the right fit contact us to schedule a walkthrough or schedule a drop-in and try out a class.

Times and Availability

Birthday parties are offered Saturdays at 2-4 pm and Sundays at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2-4 pm

Please see availability and reserve online, or contact us at or (415) 771-0292. When making a reservation request please include the child’s name and age in the notes field.


27 months to 4 years, 1.5 hours
Small parties (up to 14 children) – $300
Large parties (15 to 20 children) – $350

5 to 10 years, 2 hours
Small parties (up to 14 children) – $350
Large parties (15 to 20 children) – $400

Please note: For the safety of our guests and the children’s enjoyment of the art-making experience, the maximum capacity for SFCAC birthday parties is 20 children, which includes any siblings over the age of 2.  Exceeding the maximum number of children will result in an additional surcharge.


For information on purchasing Gift Certificates, please click here.