Family Programs

Discover the Museum through fun, educational activities for kids, teens, and families! For everyone from beginners to art experts, programs offer diverse opportunities for the whole family to view, understand, and interact with art on view.

Explore family programs below and visit the Museum Calendar to view a full list of upcoming programs and events.

Family Drop-In Days

Select Sundays* | 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Explore and learn more about the art in the Museum collection by participating in activities designed for families to enjoy together. Themes and projects change each month.

Recommended for families with children 6 to 12 years.

Free virtual program offered on Zoom platform. All participants will be sent log-in instructions prior to the event. Please RSVP to by the Friday before the event. Space is limited.

•  Visit the calendar for Family Drop-In Days dates and themes.

Free Museum Admission for Youth

One of the Museum’s primary goals is to make art accessible to the entire community. Starting in July 2016, the Museum began offering free admission to everyone 17 and under. We believe that eliminating the financial barrier to entry for youth is a great step in meeting this very important goal! 

Sponsored by T. Rowe Price Associates in honor of Advisory Firm Principals and

Family Workshops

Families are invited to participate together in art-making workshops at the Museum Art School. Preceded by a special before-hours tour of current exhibitions, workshops are geared toward intergenerational learning and creating in a classroom setting.

Workshop space is limited and registration is required.

•  Visit the calendar for Family Workshops.


Learn more about programs for teens here.

SDMA at Play

The Museum Education team shares at-home activities for emerging and established art students of all ages as part of SDMA at Play. Join us online for art activities, crafts, writing prompts, videos, podcasts, and more inspired by the SDMA collections. See the full collection of SDMA at Play digital activities online.

Alexander Calder, Untitled (Sea Creatures), 1975. Lithograph. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Kornreich. 1996.16.