We are a Kid-Friendly Art Museum!
The Children’s Discovery Gallery
The Children’s Discovery Gallery is open during regular museum hours. It is a beautifully designed, self-directed activity area for children. The gallery includes a hands-on Artist’s Studio, Life-size Diorama, Animal Costumes, Reading Nook, and Puppet Theater.
Critter Cases can be checked out for free at the admissions desk, just ask! They provide a fun way for kids and parents to engage with the art and with each other as they explore the Museum. Three different Critter Cases are available:
- ANIMAL TRACKING for pre-school aged children
- ART & SCIENCE for K-2nd grade children
- MUSEUMS & WILDLIFE for 3-5th grade children
First Sundays Family Program Series runs the first Sunday of each month November – March. These events are free to area locals and are the “highlight of the year” for many children. Each event offers at least three simultaneous, participatory options through the afternoon. Past First Sundays have included art making, live music, films, scavenger hunts, visits from Santa, snow sculpture, snow mazes, and more.
Other offerings for kids include thematic tours for pre-K to grade 12, art contests for kids, and on-line lessons and games.