Kids & Families

Art Babes

May 24, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. 

Art Babes

May 24, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Baby-Safe Clay Play

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

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrupt feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; We have a designated, quiet family-friendly classroom for stretching out your visit.

$5 for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 2, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and some wet naps—we’re cooking up some sweet and sticky art recipes in our garden kitchen. 

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 2, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and some wet naps—we’re cooking up some sweet and sticky art recipes in our garden kitchen. Roll out sunbaked clay pies, try your hand at printmaking-on-the-cob and glaze canvas with edible molasses paint. When the feast is done, wash away the day with dancing in the sprinkler.

Special guest: The Jammin’ Jumpers jumprope team will perform from 12 – 12:30 pm.

Akron Art Museum’s Family Day events are designed for children aged 0-12. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Siblings are always welcome.

Event-related activities are free. Admission to the galleries is free for ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult) and adult members. Non-member adult admission is $10.

Registration encouraged (due to limited supplies) but drop-ins welcome!

Photo: Tim Fitzwater

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Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the Dominion Foundation and the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation. 

Stroller Tour: B.Y.O.B. - Bring Your Own Bib

June 10, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today. 

Stroller Tour: B.Y.O.B. - Bring Your Own Bib

June 10, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

All aboard for cruise creative! Join a museum educator on a tour mapped out for our youngest members, birth to 12 months of age, with a caregiver. Bring your curious little traveler in a hands-free baby carrier or stroller to encourage closer looking and listening, with creative destinations specially charted for baby’s budding curiosity and visual stimulation. While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today.

Exclusive for Museum Members.
Tour group size is limited. Baby-wearing apparel or stroller is a prerequisite for participation.

Reserve your stroller parking spot by registering online using the button / link below. (Coming soon!)

Or call Educator for Family and Children’s Programs, Amanda Crowe, at 330.376.9186 x231.

Photo: John R. Aylward Photography

Member Stroller Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Stroller Tour: Stress, Love, and Belly Rubs

July 15, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Join a museum educator on a tour mapped out for our youngest members, birth to 12 months of age, with a caregiver. 

Stroller Tour: Stress, Love, and Belly Rubs

July 15, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

All aboard for cruise creative! Join a museum educator on a tour mapped out for our youngest members, birth to 12 months of age, with a caregiver. Bring your curious little traveler in a hands-free baby carrier or stroller to encourage closer looking and listening, with creative destinations specially charted for baby’s budding curiosity and visual stimulation. While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today.

Exclusive for Museum Members.
Tour group size is limited. Baby-wearing apparel or stroller is a prerequisite for participation.

Reserve your stroller parking spot by registering online using the button / link below. (Coming soon!)

Or call Educator for Family and Children’s Programs, Amanda Crowe, at 330.376.9186 x231.

Photo: John R. Aylward Photography

Member Stroller Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Family Day: Outdoor Movie Night

July 19, 2018, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Rally for your favorite race car under the stars with Lightning McQueen in the 2017 Disney adventure-comedy film, Cars 3.

Family Day: Outdoor Movie Night

July 19, 2018, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Running low on creative fuel? Fill up your tank with an all-star lineup in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden that’s sure to rev up your engine. Buckle your seatbelts for Downtown@Dusk from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, rev up your hands-on-artsy side from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, and rally for your favorite racecar under the stars from 9 – 10:30 pm, starring Lightning McQueen, in the 2017 Disney adventure-comedy film, Cars 3.

6:30 – 8:30 pm • Downtown@Dusk concert (Shivering Timbers & Anne E. DeChant)

7:30 – 8:30 pm • Hands-On art activities for kids & families

9 – 10:30 pm • Film Screening (Cars 3) in the garden

Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.

Rain date: Thursday, July 26

Photo: Chris Rutan

Family Day events are designed for children ages 0-12, with an adult caretaker. Event-related activities are free. Admission to the galleries is also free for adult members and ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult). Regular admission applies to non-member adults.

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Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Stroller Tour: Playing It By Ear

August 12, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today. 

Stroller Tour: Playing It By Ear

August 12, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

All aboard for cruise creative! Join a museum educator on a tour mapped out for our youngest members, birth to 12 months of age, with a caregiver. Bring your curious little traveler in a hands-free baby carrier or stroller to encourage closer looking and listening, with creative destinations specially charted for baby’s budding curiosity and visual stimulation. While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today.

Exclusive for Museum Members.
Tour group size is limited. Baby-wearing apparel or stroller is a prerequisite for participation.

Reserve your stroller parking spot by registering online using the button / link below. (Coming soon!)

Or call Educator for Family and Children’s Programs, Amanda Crowe, at 330.376.9186 x231.

Photo: John R. Aylward Photography

Member Stroller Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Family Day: School Is Cool

August 18, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kick start your child’s school year with artful approaches to math and science concepts, early literacy and creative movement. 

Family Day: School Is Cool

August 18, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Arts experiences boost critical thinking skills which help children relate to others and understand their world. Kick start your child’s school year with artful approaches to math and science concepts, early literacy and creative movement. Special guest: Dr. U.R. Awesome! Skilled bubbleologist and World Record holder for largest outdoor soap bubbles will perform from 11:30 am – 12 pm.

Family Day events are designed for children ages 0-12, with an adult caretaker. Event-related activities are free. Admission to the galleries is also free for adult members and ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult). Regular admission applies to non-member adults.

PNC Logo

Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

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