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Art Splash: Explore, Create, and Play All Summer Long

This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building will be transformed into a hot spot for kids and their grown-ups. Families can "Meet the Masterpieces" all summer long as ten treasures from the Museum's collection come to life through gallery explorations, studio-art creations, and imaginative play for visitors of all ages.

Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.


Join in the Art Splash fun and make your own masterpiece >>
Tag your work #artsplash to share with your Museum friends!


Art Splash Trailer

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Group visits require advance registration; call (215) 684-7580 or e-mail .

Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Additional generous support is provided by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sondra and Martin Landes, Jr., Jaimie and David Field, Elizabeth Kapnek Grenald, Mrs. Eugene W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thalheimer, and John and Theresa Rollins. Family Celebrations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are supported by The Victory Foundation.



Meet a Different Masterpiece Every Week

Explore a different highlight from the collection each week with Art Splash gallery programs and Splash Studio projects. Come back throughout the summer to meet all ten masterpieces.



Art in the Garden

July 22–27, 2014
Prop up your easel and sketch the water lilies as we visit Claude Monet’s garden.

View the Art in the Garden events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Baby Bird Playdate
Friday, July 25, 2014
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.

Early Bird Read and Look
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Art Workshop
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
Reservations required
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.

  • Plein Air Pastels
    • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Mixed-Up Music

July 29–August 3, 2014
Dance to the beat of Picasso’s rhythmic patterns, contrasting colors, and jazzy shapes.

View the Mixed-Up Music events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Baby Bird Playdate
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 1, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 1, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mixed Up Music Workshop: Crafting Sound Together
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 4-7 with an adult
Paid tickets required
$10/child ($8 members)

Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Three Musicians, children will build handmade instruments and explore improvisational sound techniques. Facilitated by Data Garden artist, Nadia Botello.

Registration is required; space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable. Sign up in person or by calling 215-235-SHOW.

Mixed Up Music Workshop: Circuit Sounders
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Education Studio 2
Kids ages 7-12 with an adult
Paid tickets required
$10/child ($8 members)

Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Three Musicians, participants will explore the science of sound and electricity and build a handmade Victorian oscillator. Facilitated by Data Garden artist, Nadia Botello.

Registration is required; space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable. Sign up in person or by calling 215-235-SHOW.

Night Owl Read and Look
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!

Early Bird Read and Look
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Data Garden performs Three Musicians
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Musician Christopher Sean Powell will get the whole audience involved in creating original electronic music inspired by Picasso's masterpiece, Three Musicians.

Family Art Workshop
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
Reservations required
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.

  • Cubist Printmaking
    • Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Picasso Party
Sunday, August 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Imagine what tunes Picasso’s Three Musicians are playing, and create your own musical instrument. Enjoy performances by the Picasso People and discover Cubist art in the galleries. Performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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Mythological Mischief

August 5–10, 2014
Hear all about the tricky creatures, sneaky beasts, and devious gods and goddesses that fill our galleries.

View the Mythological Mischief events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Baby Bird Playdate
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Night Owl Read and Look
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!

Early Bird Read and Look
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.

  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Art Workshop
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
Reservations required
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.

  • Mythological Comics
    • Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Trip around the World

August 12–17, 2014
Pack your bags and join us for thrilling adventures through distant lands.

View the Trip around the World events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Baby Bird Playdate
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Night Owl Read and Look
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!

Early Bird Read and Look
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.

  • Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Art Workshop
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
Reservations required
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.

  • Around-the-World Journals
    • Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Medieval Worlds

August 19–24, 2014
Walk through a stone archway into the Middle Ages and discover a world of winged lions, grinning gargoyles, and meditative monks.

View the Medieval Worlds events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Baby Bird Playdate
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Night Owl Read and Look
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!

Early Bird Read and Look
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Art Workshop
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
Reservations required
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.

  • Clay Gargoyles
    • Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Tea and Treasure

August 26–September 1, 2014
Bid farewell to Art Splash with a week celebrating the art of Asia.

View the Tea and Treasure events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Baby Bird Playdate
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Night Owl Read and Look
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!

Early Bird Read and Look
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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