Free Family Summer Activities

Enjoy free general admission and free activities daily for you and your family all summer long. Get social and share your favorite works of art using #DMAfaves.


All day in June, July and August

We selected 12 highlights of our collection for you to find throughout the Museum. Complete the #DMAfaves self-guided tour and earn Friends points along the way. Share your own favorite pieces using #DMAfaves.

Story Time

Thursdays in June and July, 12:00 pm                          

From tall tales and legends to daring adventures and fairy tales, every work of art has a story! Join education staff to hear stories read aloud in the galleries.                                                                                        

Art to Go Family Tote Bags

Tuesdays in June and July, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ready to have a tote-ally good time? Try out a DMA Art to Go family tote bag! Check out the color-themed tote or the sensory tote and have fun with your family using the activities to explore any works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Family Tours

Thursdays in June and July, 2:00 pm

Explore works of art in the Museum’s collection through movement, sketching, stories, and more in this interactive tour led by DMA teen docents.  


Pop-Up Art Spot

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August

Take a creative break in the galleries! Stop by a different gallery each week and enjoy fun activities for all ages at the Pop-Up Art Spot cart.

Family Self Guides

All day, year-round

Give your imagination a work out! Pick up a family gallery guide and learn fun facts, play matching games, and find inspiration from selected works of art in the collection.


Spotlight Tours

Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 pm

Get to know the DMA through a Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will introduce visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk.


Late Nights

Every Third Friday of the Month

Join us on the third Friday of each month, when the Museum is open until midnight. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more!