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.

Art Babes

November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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.

Open World Arcade

December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Level up! For one day, our galleries and lobby will transform into the Open World Arcade. Family-friendly fun for everyone! Come play award-winning indie video and tabletop games plus classic retrogaming favorites!

Open World Arcade

December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open World Arcade

Family-friendly fun for everyone!

Come play award-winning indie video and tabletop games plus classic retrogaming favorites!

Explore a showcase of indie tabletop and video games and meet their designers. 

Choose from 3 arcade sessions (guests are not required to leave after their sessions)

  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • 1 – 3 pm
  • 3 – 5 pm

$10 members, $24/nonmembers, Free for children 12 and under
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Classic video games by Games Done Legit - No emulation, the original game hardware. Experience rare multiplayer game Zelda: Four Swords and Street Fighter II on a giant screen, plus classic Atari and Nintendo games. 

Indie video and tabletop games include:

  • Airlock by Robert Lauer and Colin Wolfe
  • Ancient Technologies by csanyk
  • Brukel by Bob De Schutter
  • BvR by Ethan Ham & Scott Cavanah
  • Cold Calling by Can't Get Enough Games
  • Flip & Find's Diner by Spontaneously Combustible Games
  • Flux by Mars Ashton
  • Fragile Equilibrium by Andy Phelps and the School of Communication at American University
  • HOUSTON by Zolaire
  • Lost and Found : Order in the Court - The Party Game by MAGIC Spell Studios
  • Nine Hole Roll by Robert E. and Marilyn J. Merchant
  • Odds and Deep Ends by Lexi and Kieran
  • Quarturn by Andy Malone
  • Robo Puzzle Smash by Pxlplz, LLC
  • When Rivers Were Trails by Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab at Michigan State University
  • Window Pains by Chubby Worm Games

Open World Arcade is made possible with support from Ohio Arts Council with additional support from the Hilton Garden Inn Akron.

Ohio Arts Council        Hilton Garden Inn

Island of Misfit Toys

December 15, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 - 3:00 PM, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

If you dream of engineering somethign old into something new, our trove of misfit toys is waiting here for you! Visit our unique marketplace where kids are encouraged to bash, bend, drill & glue, transforming pieces & parts of broken toys into upcycled one-of-a-kind sculptures.

Island of Misfit Toys

December 15, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 - 3:00 PM, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Island of Misfit Toys Toy-Building Workshop

For all ages and their grown-ups

If you dream of engineering somethign old into something new, our trove of misfit toys is waiting here for you! Visit our unique marketplace where kids are encouraged to bash, bend, drill & glue, transforming pieces & parts of broken toys into upcycled one-of-a-kind sculptures. 

Free; however, please bring one new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Gallery admission is free for members and children (age 17 and under). Adults must be accompanied by a child.

*Registration required. (coming soon) Choose one session.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the 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

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