Free Family Fun

NOTE: Part of our responsibility to our staff and community is to ensure that they feel safe and welcome in our building. With that in mind, we are working through various reopening scenarios, and, as of now, upcoming Pop-Up Art Spot dates have been cancelled until further notice.

Pop-Up Art Spot

First Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Late Night Fridays, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. 

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries?  Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative activities inspired by nearby works of art. The location changes every month, so check the calendar to find out where we'll be!

Art to Go Family Tote Bags

Ready to have a tote-ally good time at the DMA? Check out one of our Art to Go family totes! Art to Go totes are designed to be used ANYWHERE in the Museum. You pick the place; you pick the activities. Spend as much or as little time as you like. The idea is to have fun with the art and with your family. Each bag contains a variety of activities that allow families to WRITE, TALK, PLAY, or MAKE. Art to Go tote bags are available for check-out at the Pop-Up Art Spot every Saturday.

Arturo's Library Totes

Arturo’s Library totes are storytime bags designed just for children ages two to five. With our friendly mascot Arturo as your guide, you can take the tote into the museum galleries and use the contents to explore a single work of art. Each bag includes a picture book, a deck of activity cards, and hands-on activities that encourage children to READ, LOOK, PLAY and LEARN MORE. Arturo's Library totes are available for check-out at the Pop-Up Art Spot on selected Saturdays.

Arturo Family Gallery Guides

What kind of kid are you? Do you like the ocean, cats, dogs, or mysteries? Pick up a gallery guide designed just for you and explore specific works of art from the collection with Arturo! 

Download the Flower Power  Guide. En español.

Download the Once Upon a Time  Family Guide. En español.


Download the Go for the Gold  Family Guide. En español.


Download the Music Maestro  Family Guide. En español.


Download the Friendly Felines  Family Guide. En español


Download the Top Dog  Family Guide. En español.


Download the In the Swim  Family Guide. En español.


Download the Modern Mysteries  Family Guide. En español.