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Family Fun at Crystal Bridges

Laughing children

There are many ways to bring your family together with art at Crystal Bridges!

  • Pick up a free Family Guide for an interactive tour.
  • Come by The Studio for art-making activities, puppet play, games, and more.
  • Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming family programs such as Family Days, Preschool Playdates, and classes or workshops for children, teens, and families.
The Studio - families making artwork

The Studio

Please note: As part of our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, The Studio is closed due to space constraints. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Studio is an artmaking space for both children and adults designed to guide guests through various ways of looking at and thinking about works of arts and crafts. There is also a creative play space and art totes that come with fun artmaking activities available for check-out for the whole family to enjoy together.

The Studio is located on the lower level of the Early American Art Gallery, and is accessible from the lower North Exhibition Gallery or from Walker Landing.

Preschool Playdate

Preschool Playdates are monthly drop-in gallery activities just for children ages two to five, with a caregiver. The program includes 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. No tickets necessary.

Upcoming programs

Young girl making art
Photo by Marc F. Henning Family Sunday event on June 21, 2015, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Family Sunday

Enjoy a day of family activities, art, and fun at Crystal Bridges. Family Sunday features live entertainment, arts and crafts, gallery hunts, and creative play. All activities are free. No registration required.

Upcoming programs

Sponsored By

The Studio is sponsored by: Mattel

Preschool Playdate is sponsored by: Segal Family Foundation, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Juan, Marcy and Joaquin Camacho.

Family Sundays are sponsored by: Procter & Gamble, Rockline Industries, and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Family Sundays transportation is sponsored by: Pinnacle Car Services