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Family Programs


Discover what’s on for families today, tomorrow, and throughout the year. Explore drop-in opportunities and workshops that require registration below.
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Find out when the next special event is happening and save the date in your family’s calendar.


While the Family Room is closed, all activities held in that space, such as our daily Artist’s Studios, are on hiatus.

Family Drop-In Drawing

Selected Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00–2:00

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Join us for relaxed, family-friendly sketching in the galleries. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome.

Family Festivals and Events

Select dates, 10:30–3:00

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Family festivals and events activate the Ryan Learning Center and the museum with an exciting array of creative activities. Museum admission tickets are required for festival activities that take place in the museum galleries. Some festivals offer free or reduced museum admission.


Picture This

30 minutes, first Thursday of each month
No registration required

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Designed especially for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, Picture This offers a chance for all to enjoy picture books that relate to works of art in the galleries. Meet in Griffin Court at 11:00. Free with museum admission.

Workshop Registration and Admission Information

Families should register and secure their admission tickets before the start of the program. Children under 14 are always free, but must also have an admission ticket. If you are a museum member, please bring your member card for admission to the galleries.

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