Street Address
World Trade Center Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94111
Mailing Address
World Trade Center Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94111
phone: 415-983-8030
Hours
Monday - Friday11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
The admission fee is one dollar for adults and fifty cents for children.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff

Description

Located within the World Trade Center section of San Francisco's landmark Ferry Building, the International Children's Art Museum features art from children around the world. Its purpose is to help viewers broaden their perspective of art and cultures by displaying, comparing, and contrasting the many ways in which youth the world over interpret life.

In total, five programs have been developed to help the International Children's Art Museum achieve its mission. The most obvious and prominent one is the "Museum Exhibition Galleries,'' where children's art is recognized and displayed. A second is the "Travelling Exhibition Program,'' which takes the museum's collected works out to other communities

History

In 1956, the World Trade Center took up residence in the Ferry Building's north wing, providing an exhibition space for products from all parts of the globe. This is where the International Children's Art Museum chose to locate, developing its own exhibitions, educational activities, and publications aimed at greater appreciation of the creativity, talents, and diversity of youthful artists from all over the world.