For Families

Family Fun at Crystal Bridges

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

  • Pick up a free Family Guide for an interactive tour of temporary exhibitions.
  • 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.


Crystal Bridges Besties

Kids Menu

Eleven’s Kids Menu offers fresh, tasty kid-friendly fare served with artistic flare. Enjoy a three-course meal including a starter of cheese and crackers, your choice of entrée, and dessert!

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The Studio

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 art. 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 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.

Upcoming Programs




Family Sunday

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.

Upcoming Programs



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