Crystal Bridges offers a wealth of programs, events, and resources designed especially for children, teens, and families. These include art-making classes and workshops for children or families, public performances, family tours inside and outside the Museum, drop-in fun in our Experience Art Studio, and guided art-making and drawing sessions with artist-educators. Free Family Gallery Guides and “Art Tote” kits are available for use by families while exploring our galleries.
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.
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.
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.
Join in on a free, informal drawing session in the Museum. Materials are provided and a Museum educator will be on hand to get you started or offer guidance. Check at Guest Services for the specific location. All ages are welcome!
Studio Sessions are artist-led art-making sessions that take place one day a month in the Durand and Estes Studios (located next door to Experience Art Studio). Materials and instructions for several projects are provided at no cost, and an artist-educator will guide you through the process.