A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
Use this blog to plan your Summer 2021 visit to the museum.
We have something for all types of learners. From educator resources to family activities to scholars, find what speaks to you and engage with us.
Discover art, nature, science, and more at the museum in these weeklong camps for children ages 4 to 18.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
Learn about Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s painting Little Joe with Cow. Then make your personal animal portrait.
In today’s activity, learn about Isamu Noguchi’s Lunar Landscape and whip up some salt dough out of a few ingredients from your kitchen.
Take a look at this painting from far away then look closely. Notice the use of lines. What color are the lines? Where are they going? Choose a line and imitate it with your body! What if you stood in front of the work so that the painting is all you can see?
Our team of educators has created a free Virtual School Field Trip to bring the magic of art, history, science, and math back to the classroom. Book your Virtual School Field Trip with Crystal Bridges today.
This activity is inspired by William Trost Richards’s painting Along the Shore. Learn about the painting, make a homemade sensory bin, discover how to work together to keep oceans clean! Make this project with objects already in your home.
Learn about Yayoi Kusama, a female artist who uses patterns and shapes in her artwork as seen in Flowers that Bloom Now. Make your own gelatin printing plate and patterned prints!
The Reader by Emma Amos inspired our Curatorial and Education teams to reflect and pair books with artwork by Black artists at Crystal Bridges.
February is Black History Month, and it’s never too early to start learning! Check out this list of Black history resources and age-appropriate reading recommendations from our Youth and Family educators.
This activity is inspired by Alma Thomas’s painting Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers. Learn more about this painting, then create your own colorful mosaic painting.
This activity is inspired by Sam Gilliam’s drape painting Mazda. Learn more about this artwork and make your own 3D drape painting.
Today’s activity is inspired by The Truth About Comets by Dorothea Tanning. Learn more about this artwork here, then try your hand at creating a snowy sensory bin!