A wide variety of programs, located both within Museum galleries and offsite, offer diverse opportunities for the whole family to view, understand, and interact with art on view. Find something for everyone: from children to seniors, beginners to art experts.
Programs are inspired by current exhibitions and art on view, and are sometimes organized in collaboration with other organizations. Formats include a variety of art forms, from art-making activities exploring different practices and media to interactive music, film, performances, special tours, and lectures. Visit the Museum Calendar to view a full list of upcoming programs and events.
Family Drop-In Days
Every Sunday | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | The Studio
Explore and learn more about art on view through activities designed to help families look at and think about art in new and different ways. Family Drop-In Days take place every Sunday afternoon. Monthly themes are explored and weekly activities present projects using a variety of media and inspired by the works on view in the galleries.
Join the art-making activities in The Studio, engage in family-friendly, docent-led tours, play with games and touchable objects, and Search-and-Find activities.
Recommended for families with children 6 to 12 years. Pre-registration is not required.
Roam and view the Museum galleries in new ways using the Search & Find activity sheets, a portable and engaging addition to the Museum visit. A Museum map and short clues on a central subject matter describe works of art in the Museum galleries. Once found, participants are directed to a answer family-friendly question about each work and return the completed sheet to a staff member for a prize! Search & Finds are available in English and Spanish.
- View the Animals of East Asia Search and Find, Sorolla and America Search and Find, and Traveling with Henri Search & Find
The Gallery Game is a set of five cards, each featuring a work of art from the Museum’s permanent collection, designed for families to use while exploring the galleries. Using the detail image of a collection work and its corresponding clue, participants are encouraged to seek out the mystery work of art within the Museum galleries look further with family-friendly questions about the piece.
The Gallery Game cards are available in English and Spanish and available everyday in The Studio, an interactive, art making space within the Museum!
ARTie Activity Book New Offering!
Enjoy a family-friendly introduction to the Museum's collection guided by ARTie, the Museum’s Family Program’s Mascot. This FREE multipage Activity Book includes Museum-designed games, puzzles, and coloring activities, offered in English and Spanish, presented for families to learn from together.
Try the ARTie Activity Book today!
ARTCORE is a project based learning program that teaches California state standards in literature, math, science, and history through the visual arts and the Museum's Permanent Collection. This weeklong program is taught in the Museum Art School, or if this is not possible, at the student's classroom for 2.5 hours a day, with a follow-up visit to the Museum after the completed week.
Funding for this program is generously provided by Target Community Relations.