Youth and Family Programs
Preschool Playdates are monthly drop-in gallery activities just for children ages two to five, with a caregiver. The program will include a child-friendly performance in the Great Hall, followed by a variety of theme-based and collection-inspired activities, allowing you and your preschoolers to explore at your own pace. Themes will be announced soon, so save the date! No tickets necessary. Sponsored by Procter & Gamble and Hershey's.
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Youth Classes and Workshops
These are hands-on, multi-visit classes and half-day workshops that will focus on techniques in the visual arts while making connections with the Museum's collection and exhibitions.
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Enjoy a day of family activities, art, and fun at Crystal Bridges. Family Sunday features live entertainment, art-making activities, gallery hunts, and creative play. All activities are free. No registration required.
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Celebrate the Summer Solstice all day from sunrise to sunset
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Weekly Summer Camp sessions are held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Our classes are inspired by the artwork at Crystal Bridges, so in addition to lots of time creating in the art studios, campers will enjoy visits to the galleries to discover and discuss amazing works of art, plus enjoy some “trail time” to enjoy the beauty of nature surrounding the Museum.
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Family resources are designed to inspire conversations and provide you and your family with creative ways of interacting and engaging with the artworks in the galleries.
These printed guides to the Museum collections and exhibitions are designed to lead families with children through the Museum, providing assistance in looking at art, creating meaningful connections and promoting thoughtful discussion. Family guides will be available at Guest Services and in Experience Art Studio.
Art Totes are packed full of fun, hands-on activities for kids and adults to enjoy together during your visit. The activities are a great way to start conversations, find new ways of looking at artwork, and learn more about the art and artists in our collection.You may check out an Art Tote from the Guest Services “pod” in the main lobby, and return it at the end of your visit.
Art Totes are sponsored by General Mills.