First & Third Saturdays, 10 & 11am
Three to five year olds and their caretakers enjoy a special time before the Museum opens to the public. Explore the Museum's art and science collections through storytelling, song, playful activities and an art-making project.
December 2 - Dragons
Inspired by our Japanese and Korean collections
December 16 - Paper Lanterns
Creative Play is supported by a grant from the Nicholson Foundation.
Family Gallery Programs
Saturdays, 2 pm
Through storytelling, music, movement and / or sketching, families with children of all ages engage with the Museum's diverse collections. New activities every week highlight a different collection. Meet in the Lobby.
Weekend Family Programs (Self-Guided)
Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 pm
* Creative Play Gallery Backpacks filled with maps and tools for looking.
* Red, Yellow & Blue Gallery Guides -- These guides were developed to encourage 3-5 year olds and their families to discover together. Designed to encourage observation and conversation, they are available for free with Museum admission at the Front Desk and in the Education Lobby.
MakerSPACE Drop-in Programs
Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm
Inspired by the Museum's collections and special events, monthly themes are designed for visitors of all ages to drop in and experiment with the tools and materials of artists. Get messy with clay and paint and found materials. Great creative with blocks and digital and computer tools. Stay as long as you like.
Family gallery programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
MakerSPACE drop-in programs supported by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.