Learn About Art

For Families


In this dynamic drop-in program, adults and children 6 and up can experiment with fun materials and create art together. Families will work together on gallery games and unique, open-ended projects inspired by artwork in the galleries.

Gallery Fun - For all ages

Explore art in the Museum galleries through hands-on activities. Puzzles, drawing tables, and block-building activities are just some of the fun things to do every day with your family at CMA. Free with Museum admission.

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Family Adventures

Share ideas, laugh, and play games during this docent-guided experience. Your family team may embark on a scavenger hunt, imagine yourselves inside a painting, or discover a work of art that tells a family story. Family Adventures are a great way to share quality time and make new memories together. Check the calendar for dates.

Summer Art Workshops

Summer Art Workshops at the Columbus Museum of Art provide playful and creative opportunities for students entering Preschool through 8th grade.  Each workshop includes lively gallery games, dramatic and imaginative exercises, a variety of art materials, and unique art projects. 2014 Summer Art Workshops Details and Registration.

Museum on the Move!

Museum on the Move! is a community outreach program that provides hands-on art activities at local festivals, fairs, libraries, and other cultural events. Look for Museum of the Move to visit an event near you!

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Celebrate your Birthday at CMA

A Columbus Museum of Art birthday party offers a hands-on experience with art! With a choice of engaging themes for kids ages 4-11, each party includes admission to CMA, age-appropriate gallery experiences, use of thematic costumes and decorations, an art-making activity, invitations, and more!
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