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Hands-On Activities

Art Kids Summer

Friday, July 5–Sunday, August 25, 2024

Dive into the many wonders of mythical creatures through looking at and creating art. Art Kids summer programming kicks off in July, offering families a summer of fun and learning through unique hands-on activities in a comfortable, playful, and imaginative setting. With art making in the Art Kids Studio, family tours twice daily, and a local artist residency, this summer has something for every family, because every kid is an art kid!

Family Guide
Get to know the warm color family during your visit with our free guide! Pick up a booklet from any Visitor Services desk when you get to the museum.

Family Festivals
Sunday, July 7 & Sunday, August 4 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Celebrate with artist demonstrations, art making and performances in the South Vaulted Walkway and other locations in main building.

All activities are free after Pay-What-You-Wish admission. No registration required.

Art Kids Studio
South Vaulted Walkway, Ground Floor
Drop-in, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Drop in and make art as a family. Projects change every few weeks. Artists of all ages welcome.

July 5 – July 14: Creature Features
July 9 – August 4: Flashy, Friendly, Ferocious
August 9 – August 25: Home for Beasts Big and Small

Art Kids Studio activities are free with museum admission; visitors 18 & under are always free.

Art Kids Summer Workshops

July 20 & August 17 | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
In these one-day workshops, children will have fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects with teaching artists in our studio. Both workshops are designed for specific age groups; click below to learn more.


July 20: Mythical Creature Lego Prints
August 17: Pokemon Party

$15 per student. Registration required.

Cassatt Storytime
June 27, July 25 & August 22 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Join us in the Toll Gallery 252 for a story-time inspired by the themes in Mary Cassatt at Work. Fun for all ages. Included with museum admission. 


We're highlighting the work of Kalila Jones this summer. Stop by the Nook in the Art Kids Studio to check out her work!

Black woman wearing a whilte shirt surrounded by colorful crochet stuffed animals.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Ongoing In-Person Offerings

Programs are free with museum admission.

Art Kids Tours
Saturday and Sunday
Meet in the South Vaulted Walkway, Ground Floor
11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Look, discover, and tell us what you think on these playful tours for families. Recommended for ages 4 – 10.

Free with museum admission; visitors 18 & under are always free.

Little Art Kids
Select Saturdays
Classrooms 1 & 2, First Floor
Drop-in, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Toddlers and their grownups get to know the museum through art-making and creative play.

Free with museum admission; visitors 18 & under are always free.

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Free with museum admission unless otherwise indicated; kids 18 & under are always free

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