Columbus Museum of Art offers a variety of experiences for family audiences, plus free admission for Children 5 and under. Family experiences include Young Child Studios, Open Studio, Homeschool Workshops, Summer Art Workshops, Family Adventure Tours, the Wonder Room, Big Idea Gallery, Museum on the Move, and more.
The Studio is a place for visitors to experiment, play, and explore with imaginative ideas and unexpected materials. Visitors of all ages are welcome to drop in to the Chase Center for Creativity Studio to engage with new ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends, family, and CMA teaching artists. Open Studio is every Saturday from 1:00-4:00 PM and free with your entrance fee and always free for members.
Young Child Studios
Young Child Studios are hands-on workshops for children 18 months to 5 years. Caregivers and children talk, play and think creatively together. CMA’s artist educators have designed many opportunities to experiment with materials and ideas in unique environments. This program is drop-in; no reservations requested. For specific dates and times see the Events and Programs page or call 614.221.6801.
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. Registration for the 2018 Summer Art Workshops will be available in January.
Home School Workshops
CMA offers workshops specifically for home school families. Each month features two opportunities to explore a topic inspired by a big idea. The same workshop is offered Tuesday and Wednesday, once a month (October to May), from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, for homeschool students ages six to 13. Registration includesopportunities to explore the Museum, Studio Thinking Workshop, and Museum admission for the student and one accompanying adult. Tuesday workshops are capped at 20 students while Wednesday workshops are capped at 10 students and are suggested for students with exceptionalities. Parents may choose to drop-off or remain with their child; siblings under the age of six are welcome for free. Registration is $10 per student per workshop for nonmembers, with a special member price of $8 per student per workshop. 2017-2018 Homeschool Registration.
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 1-11, each party includes admission to CMA, gallery games and adventures, costumes and decorations, an art-making activity, and take-home creativity kit! Learn More.
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 on the Move! to visit an event near you.
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