Summer Family Fun

 

DMA Family Summer Experiences

Enjoy a new experience each day! Make family connections and memories with works of art as you enjoy story time, guided tours, and drop-in art making. Free and fun for all ages!

Programs begin on June 12 and run through August 10. No programs on July 4.

Daily Activities:

Art Spot
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Find inspiration in works of art from the DMA's collection while you build sculptures with magnetic blocks, sketch in the gallery, and more.

Family Gallery Guides
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Family Fun Cart, Level 1 near the Blue Elevators

Go on an adventure through the galleries! Pick up a family gallery guide and learn fun facts, play matching games, and find inspiration in selected works of art in the collection.

Featured Activities:

TUESDAYS

Story Time
Noon–12:30 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance

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

​Pop-Up Art Spot
2:00–​4:00 p.m., Find the Pop-Up Art Spot on Level 1 in June, Level 3 in July, and Level 2 in August (through August 10)

​Take a creative break in the galleries! Stop by to find fun activities for all ages at the Pop-Up Art Spot cart.

Family Tours
2:00–​2:30 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance

​Explore works of art in the Museum's collection through movement, sketching, stories, and more in this interactive tour led by DMA Teen Ambassadors.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Story Time
​Noon–12:30 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance

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

Pop-Up Art Spot
2:00–​4:00 p.m., Level 1, The Power of Gold exhibition, Special exhibition ticket required

​Learn about Asante goldweights through drawing activities, a memory game, and more at this special exhibition Pop-Up Art Spot.

 

THURSDAYS

Story Time
​Noon–12:30 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance
​From tall tales and legends to daring adventures and fairy tales, every work of art has a story! Join the DMA Teen Ambassadors to hear stories read aloud in the galleries.

Pop-Up Art Spot
2:00–4:00 p.m., Find the Pop-Up Art Spot on Level 1 in June, Level 3 in July, and Level 2 in August (through August 10)
Take a creative break in the galleries! Stop by to find fun activities for all ages at the Pop-Up Art Spot cart.

Family Tours
​2:00–2:30 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance

​Explore works of art in the Museum's collection through movement, sketching, stories, and more in this interactive tour led by DMA Teen Ambassadors.

 

SATURDAYS

Spotlight Tours
2:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

Get to know the DMA through a Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors of all ages to the highlights of our collection.

Pop-Up Art Spot
1:00–4:00 p.m., Find the Pop-Up Art Spot on Level 1 in June, Level 3 in July, and Level 2 in August (through August 10)
Take a creative break in the galleries! Stop by to find fun activities for all ages at the Pop-Up Art Spot cart.

Upcoming Events

Format: 6/25/18

Summer Story Time

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Noon-12:30 p.m.

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

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Summer Family Tour

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Explore works of art in the Museum's collection through movement, sketching, stories, and more on this interactive tour led by DMA Teen Ambassadors.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot and experience art in a new way. Learn how the repetition and overlapping of simple shapes creates intricate designs and patterns. Explore the cross-cultural connections in works of art from the Keir Collection, and participate in a cultural exchange project with other visitors. Free for all ages.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot to participate in activities inspired by Asante goldweights on view in The Power of Gold. Practice your close looking skills with a drawing activity, explore proverbs from Ghana in a memory game, and try your hand at balancing scales. All ages welcome. Special exhibition ticket required.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot and experience art in a new way. Learn how the repetition and overlapping of simple shapes creates intricate designs and patterns. Explore the cross-cultural connections in works of art from the Keir Collection, and participate in a cultural exchange project with other visitors. Free for all ages.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot and go on an animal scavenger hunt or pair up with a friend to participate in a sketching activity that will get you looking closely at nearby works of art. Free for all ages.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot to discover the process used to produce Ghanaian cloths on view in The Power of Gold. Explore the steps of silk production through touchable materials, participate in a weaving activity, and investigate the meanings of symbols used in adinkra cloths. All ages welcome. Special exhibition ticket required.

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