It’s never too early to start experiencing art! The Children’s Garden Series presents live interactive art performances for kids under 10 and their adults!
June through August is a great time for parents, caregivers, and camp counselors to bring kids to the Children’s Garden for sunshine and a show. The Children’s Garden Series features professional artists with expertise in engaging children under 10 and their adults. Each show features excellent performers skilled in puppetry, music, dance, acrobatics, body percussion, clowning and more! Outstanding featured groups like Ka-Hon and Duniya Dance & Drum demonstrate diverse musical and dance traditions from all over the world. With such rich cultural and artistic experiences, the Children’s Garden is the place to be in the summertime.
Past Children’s Garden performers include:
- 2x Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers
- Chelle! & Friends
- Circus Bella
- Duniya Dance & Drum Company
- Emmy Award-winning clown Unique Derique
- Venezuelan Music Project
What people are saying about the Children’s Garden Series…
- We all love the enthusiasm people give when performing.
- Keeps the kids really entertained and is always a different experience.
- The staff is great!!! The location is very convenient for the bus we take from our school.
- During the show my daughter Catherine stood up and exclaimed, ‘Mom, he is so funny that I just had to pee in my pants.’ And she did. She’s been fully potty trained for 2 years.
Check out all of the incredible Children’s Garden Series shows listed below.
Mark your calendars and make children’s Fridays FREE, OUTDOORS and FRESH!
What to expect at the Children’s Garden…
Yerba Buena Children’s Gardens Series occurs each year from June through August in Downtown San Francisco. As always, these excellent performances are FREE, outdoors, and ADA-accessible to be enjoyed by all. The Children’s Garden features tiered open-air, lawn seating. Please be dressed for San Francisco weather. Hats and caps, or clothes in red, are strongly recommended to protect children from the sun. For Park Rules and Regulations, please refer to Yerba Buena Gardens Management’s website.
School groups and summer day camps are welcome to attend. Children’s Garden shows are on Fridays, June–August, and feature two repeat performances: 11:00am & 12:15pm (unless noted otherwise), so plan ahead and arrive early! Each performance is approximately 30 minutes long and held near the Children’s Creativity Museum and LeRoy King Carousel at Howard/Fourth Streets, San Francisco. Yerba Buena Gardens is conveniently located near Montgomery & Powell BART stations, and several MUNI lines. See detailed information on the Visitor Map.
Looking for a yummy place to eat or a museum to explore? Find out more on the Visitor Information page.