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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.


Artist’s Studio

Daily, 10:30–5:00

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Drop in to the Artist’s Studio in the Ryan Learning Center, where admission is always free. Create an art project that you can take home or leave behind for others to admire. Activities are thematically linked to artwork in the museum galleries. Artist’s Studio programs take place every day and are designed for visitors of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Activities change monthly, so come back as often as you like.

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

A staff member reads a book to children in the gallery

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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