What to do

Family-friendly activities at Montalvo Arts Center.

Just 30-minutes west of downtown San Jose, located in the breathtaking Saratoga Hills, world-class art and stunning natural beauty come together at Montalvo Arts Center. Here you’ll find a 1912 Mediterranean-style Villa surrounded by landscaped gardens, an expansive Great Lawn perfect for family picnics, and easy walking trails that meander under the shadows of a redwood grove.

There are so many activities at Montalvo, you’re sure to ignite the creative flames of everyone in your family. Catch a performance at the historic Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre. Watch a concert at the Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre. Explore our collection of marble statues and permanent artwork. And experience innovative, multidisciplinary exhibits from our award-winning residency program. It’s all just a day trip away. 

Image: Five young students gather around a painting activity on the floor
Camps

Summer art camps to nurture your children’s creativity.

During the summer, Montalvo offers camps for children ages 6–14 in a range of artistic disciplines. No matter what the interests of your child or teen may be, Montalvo has something to engage and inspire their curiosity.

Wed
10/05

Tom Rigney & Flambeau with Michael Doucet

Sun
10/16

Guitar Prasanna Band with special guest George Brooks

Mon
10/17

Floral Design: Fall Garden-Inspired Centerpiece

Fri
10/21

ArtVenture: SFMOMA, Wanxin Zhang, & Diane Ding

Sun
10/23

Halloween Art Party at Montalvo

Plan a Visit

Cultivate appreciation for the arts with family day at Montalvo.

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Events

Family-friendly events, concerts, and more.

Wed
10/05

Tom Rigney & Flambeau with Michael Doucet

Sun
10/16

Guitar Prasanna Band with special guest George Brooks

Mon
10/17

Floral Design: Fall Garden-Inspired Centerpiece

Fri
10/21

ArtVenture: SFMOMA, Wanxin Zhang, & Diane Ding

Sun
10/23

Halloween Art Party at Montalvo