Kids & Families

When the building is open, the museum does its best to run programs. In the unfortunate instance something unforeseen occurs, the museum works hard to contact possible participants and/ or find an alternate date.

Kid's Creative Playdate

October 3, 2019, 11 AM – 1 AM

This program combines play with loose parts with unconventional idea-making. Art smocks provided, mess-making guaranteed.

Kid's Creative Playdate

October 3, 2019, 11 AM – 1 AM

Kid's Creative Playdate - The Big Draw Festival 2019

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Come dabble with us for a day of expressive drawing and play. Join the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and embrace happy accidents through self-discovery.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Tots Create

October 5, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM

At the worktable, tots and caregivers experiment together with familiar and curious materials to boost imagination and early problem-solving skills. Dress for messy fun.

Tots Create

October 5, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM

Tots Create

Best for ages 3 – 5 and their grown-ups

Wee creatives crave active learning experiences and permission to engineer a mess. Guided by a sensory-friendly educator, little ones explore the museum by stretching with shapes, waking up colors and sharing stories. At the worktable, tots and caregivers experiment together with familiar and curious materials to boost imagination and early problem-solving skills. Dress for messy fun.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Kids Studio

October 5, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Guided by an artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close, then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio.

Kids Studio

October 5, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Best for ages 6 – 10

Aspiring artists need opportunities to question, make mistakes and test ideas. Guided by an artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close, then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio. Inventiveness using unique materials is a key component to our studio experience. Dress for messy fun.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Caregivers welcome to participate but not required to stay.

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

October 10, 2019, 4 – 6 PM

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to decompress and unwind. Join an artist-educator and learn how to encourage lifelong positive habits of the mind including creative journaling, deconstructive doodling and expressive story-sharing.

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

October 10, 2019, 4 – 6 PM

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to decompress and unwind. We’re tech-free with a quality-time-together guarantee! Join an artist-educator and learn how to encourage lifelong positive habits of the mind including creative journaling, deconstructive doodling and expressive story-sharing.

Free. *Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

After-School Mind Unwind is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Art Babes

October 17, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships.

Art Babes

October 17, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Art Babes

Best for ages 0 – 12 months and their grown-ups

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers. Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships. Happy babbles and crying are welcome! After class, make time for coffee talk and play awhile in our baby-friendly space.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 24, 2019, 6 – 8:30 PM

Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween bash and explore the museum in unexpected ways.

Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 24, 2019, 6 – 8:30 PM

Trick or Treat on South High Street

It’s nothing to fear, there’s only amazing art here! Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween bash and explore the museum in unexpected ways. Meet enchanting new friends and creatures while creeping through the galleries. Collect art trinkets, mix up creative concoctions in our idea laboratory and show off your monster moves on the dance floor.

Trinket Collecting in the Galleries
6 – 8 pm

Art-Making and Discovery Activities
6 – 8:30 pm

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please refrain from wearing costume apparel that covers the face.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Photo by Shane Wynn

Kid's Studio

November 2, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Guided by an artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close, then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio.

Kid's Studio

November 2, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Kids Studio

Best for ages 6 – 10

Aspiring artists need opportunities to question, make mistakes and test ideas. Guided by an artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close, then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio. Inventiveness using unique materials is a key component to our studio experience. Dress for messy fun.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required.
Caregivers welcome to participate but not required to stay.

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Tots Create

November 2, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM

Guided by a sensory-friendly educator, little ones explore the museum by stretching with shapes, waking up colors and sharing stories.

Tots Create

November 2, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM

Tots Create

Best for ages 3 – 5 and their grown-ups

Wee creatives crave active learning experiences and permission to engineer a mess. Guided by a sensory-friendly educator, little ones explore the museum by stretching with shapes, waking up colors and sharing stories. At the worktable, tots and caregivers experiment together with familiar and curious materials to boost imagination and early problem-solving skills. Dress for messy fun.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. *Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Kids Creative Playdate

November 7, 2019, 11 AM - 1 PM

This program combines play with loose parts with unconventional idea-making. Art smocks provided, mess-making guaranteed.

Kids Creative Playdate

November 7, 2019, 11 AM - 1 PM

Kids Creative Playdate

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Art meets play every first Thursday! Meaningful messes and inventive play are the foundation for big ideas. Make a date to celebrate your little scribbler’s creative side in a sensory-rich space where everyday materials provide fuel for imagination. This program combines play with loose parts with unconventional idea-making. Art smocks provided, mess-making guaranteed.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmember child. *Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

November 14, 2019, 4 – 6 PM

Join an artist-educator and learn how to encourage lifelong positive habits of the mind including creative journaling, deconstructive doodling and expressive story-sharing.

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

November 14, 2019, 4 – 6 PM

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

Best for ages 5 – 12 and their grown-ups

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to decompress and unwind. We’re tech-free with a quality-time-together guarantee! Join an artist-educator and learn how to encourage lifelong positive habits of the mind including creative journaling, deconstructive doodling and expressive story-sharing.

Free. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

After-School Mind Unwind is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Art Babes

November 21, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships.

Art Babes

November 21, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Art Babes

Best for ages 0 – 12 months and their grown-ups

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers. Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships. Happy babbles and crying are welcome! After class, make time for coffee talk and play awhile in our baby-friendly space.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. *Registration required.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

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