It’s hard to believe that the new school year is upon us! I hope that your family is adjusting to the change in routines and finding time for creativity together. 

As the summer ends, so will XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Community. Don’t miss your last chance to explore what makes you mad, sad, or glad before it closes on September 5th. We will be open Thursday - Sunday (plus Monday, September 5th!) through Labor Day weekend. For the latest information, visit our hours and admissions page or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

September Hibernation = New Exhibitions!

Our annual hibernation will take place in September (after Labor Day) so that we can bring you three brand new exhibitions! By October, our first floor will be completely transformed into the ArtLab, Design It! Studio, and an immersive digital Community Garden. We’ve designed these exhibitions based on your requests, including the return of some visitor favorites such as the big blocks, augmented reality sandbox, and DIY art…along with new surprises!

Missing us already? Not to worry! We’ll be offering outdoor activities in Yerba Buena Gardens throughout September to keep your creative juices flowing:

Early Childhood Workshop
Thursday 9/8, 9/15, and 9/29
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Creativity Museum Courtyard

All Ages Activities
Saturday 9/10 and 9/24
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carousel Plaza

And you can still catch a ride on the LeRoy King Carousel on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am - 4:30pm throughout September.

Sign-up for our newsletter and stay tuned on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for sneak peeks and updates on our October reopening. Members will receive early access and news about the exhibition. If you have any questions, please email us at

We can't wait to share our newest exhibitions with all of you in October! Stay tuned, stay safe, and keep creating!


In community,

Carol Tang

Carol M. Tang, Ph.D.
Executive Director