Community Free Days
Now on the 2nd Saturday of each month, the Museum is free to everyone all day. Special programming for children of all ages and their adult caregivers, includes self-guided gallery-based activities and hands-on take home art projects which serves as a means to welcome inter-generational participation. Enjoy family-friendly activities at the Museum’s MATT MOBILE – our rolling art cart. Sponsored by American Savings Foundation.
Story Time for Toddlers
Story Time for Toddlers is now held on the last Wednesday & Saturday of the Month! Children ages 3 to 5, Pre-k through Kindergarten with their adult caregivers are welcomed to read visual art related stories with Museum educators and storytellers. This literacy-based, staff-led program provides the perfect opportunity for children to take an imagination adventure with the story of the month in the Museum’s galleries. Get a kids friendly tour of special exhibitions followed by a guided art project.
Welcome to The CAMPsite (Children’s Art Maker Space)! With an emphasis on creativity and interactive learning, The CAMPsite invites families to play and learn together! Young artists can experiment with art materials, play educational games and explore the Museum’s galleries. All activities and games are designed for children ages 2-15.
Family Art & History Packs / Gallery Guides
Families with young children are invited to engage and explore the Museum’s art and history permanent collections and special exhibitions at their own pace and free-of-charge by checking out a Family Art and History Pack. Five easy-to-carry packs are available upon request at the Visitor Services desk. Developed by museum educators, the packs are child-centered and include hands-on materials which encourage discussion, careful looking, and enable families to explore the Museum at their own pace. The pack contents include self-directed writing, drawing, puzzle-solving activities as well as mixed media art projects and board games.
Summer Youth Art
Every spring and summer the Museum welcomes young artists between the ages of 6 and 18 for fine art experiences inspired by the collection and special exhibitions. The youth art sessions include interactive tours, gallery activities and hands-on studio experiences which introduce children to art appreciation, art history and provide lessons taught by Teaching Artists in drawing, painting and more.