Special Events

Special Family Events and Activities provide opportunities for families of children with special needs to experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. The supported environment encourages families to bring their children out in public and try something new.  Check out our special events below for more information and dates.

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Upcoming Events:

 Kids giving adult a high five at the Asian Art Museum
 Children's Creativity Museum front doors underneath a blue sky

Family Access Day at the Asian Art Museum

Sunday, July 15th, 10am - 1pm

stART Tour for ages 3-6
Docent Kids' Tour for ages 7-10
Art-making Activities
Storytelling for Families
Movement Workshops with deaf dance master Antoine Hunter and the Urban Jazz Dance Company
Workshops are open to everyone — all-level signers, Deaf children, hearing children, and children of Deaf adults. No prior dance experience necessary.

Para hablar con alguien en español sobre el registro, llame al 415-920-5040

Family Access Day at the Children's Creativity Museum

Saturday, August 18th, 9am - 12pm
Registration Opens July 18th

We will have the museum to ourselves for the first hour!!
Plus, guests are welcome to stay as long as they like to explore all of the exhibits at the museum.

  • Tell your own story creating clay characters and learn to create a stop motion movie.a
  • Code our robots Dot and Dash to make music, draw doodles and bulldoze buildings.
  • The Mystery Box Challenge allows all ages to design an original invention using surprise materials.
  • Record your own music video using green screen technology and your favorite song.

 wINE+dESIGN benefiting Support for Families of Children with Disabilities.  Friday, September 28th, 2018 6pm - 11pm SF Design Center Galleria.  Gala - Dinner - Auction - Individual Reservations $150 Sponsorship packages start at $500

For more information or to book your seat, click the link below
or contact Matt Cherry at devdir@supportforfamilies.org or 415-282-7494


Support for Families Event Descriptions

Access to Adventure

At Access to Adventure we partner with incredible organizations to connect children and youth with special needs and their families to experience and explore activities that broaden their vision of what opportunities exist in our community. Access to Adventure is hosted in Golden Gate Park every summer!

Movie Nights

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for our honored guests. We bring box office hits, classic kids movies, and more as we laugh, cry, hoot and holler. We have freshly popped popcorn, pizza, and snacks to keep everyone fueled up for the cinematic adventures.

Family Access Days

SFCD is happy to partner with aquariums, museums, and other cultural institutions across San Francisco to bring accessible and equal access events to our children and families. We have partnered with Aquarium of the Bay, Contemporary Jewish Museum, the De Young Fine Arts Museum, and are looking to visit new and engaging spaces. Join us!

The Aquarium of the Bay and Support for Families come together in partnership to host haunting Halloween parties for families of children with special needs. We provide all sorts of frightful fun: whether we are learning about eerie eels; getting frightening face paint; or making special treats for our tricky otters. Come for the fright! Stay for the fun.

Halloween at Aquarium of the Bay

Holiday Ice Skating Party

Slick and smooth out on the ice. We don our skates and scarves and hit the ice! Whether it’s your first time on ice or you’re practicing for the next Olympics, we have a team of volunteers on ice with us to ensure that everyone has a safe and slippery day. And… is that a skating Santa?!