School’s Out CBUS

Nurturing Creativity Over Summer Break

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, along with all of the departments within the City of Columbus and community partners, want you and your family to have a happy, healthy and safe time whenever school is out. In order to help, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will host a variety of programs and events during summer break with safety as its top priority. Columbus Museum of Art is partnering with Mayor Ginther and Columbus Recreation and Parks Department to be a safe place where creativity is nurtured this summer.

For a complete list of activities and community partners, visit www.columbus.gov/schoolsout.

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Teen Sopen Studio

Schedule of Events at CMA

Tuesday – Friday
All Head Start programs can take an Artful Adventure for free this summer at CMA. Artful Adventures is a unique preschool experience focusing on play, imagination, and wonder in CMA galleries. Preschool groups spend one hour exploring CMA with specially trained education staff members to discuss, imagine, and engage in hands-on activities that foster imaginative thinking. To schedule an Artful Adventures tour for a group of 8-24 young children, call 614-629-0359. Artful Adventures is offered from June through August Tuesday through Friday at various times of day.

Tuesday – Saturday
Visit our JPMorgan Chace Center for Creativity to build a birdhouse, design a sticker tree or create your own storytelling adventure game. There’s also a twist-tie challenge and a collaborative drawing challege. Check out the MOTION exhibition and the works of art from the Museum’s collection that depict motion. All activities in the JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity are included with admission.

Tuesday & Saturday
Families with children 18 months to 5 years can talk, play, and think creativity at Young Child Studios on Saturday June 10, 10:30 – 12:00 PM, and on Tuesday, June 13 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Young Child Studios, offer unique environments and opportunities for families to experiment. This program is drop-in; no reservations requested. Cost of the program is $8 per child plus adult admission for nonmembers and $8 per child for members.

Thursday
On Thursdays from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Columbus teens are welcome to join us for our Teen Open Studio, a free, drop-in program in a space designated just for them where they can experiment with technology and art supplies, or just hang out with friends. Parents and siblings can enjoy the Museum’s permanent collection and JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity while their teen is at Teen Open Studio free of charge. 

Every Thursday night at 6:00 pm is Yoga@CMA. Join CMA and Replenish: the Spa Co-Op for Thursday night yoga & meditation in the galleries. From 6:00 – 7:00 pm, enjoy yoga for everyday life followed by with meditation from 7:00 – 7:30 pm. Gallery location rotates weekly. Thursday night admission to CMA is pay what you want and cost of yoga is donation based and supports efforts by Replenish to ensure that all people have a space to do yoga. All are welcome, no registration requested. 

Friday
On Fridays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Columbus teens are welcome to join us for our Teen Open Studio, a free, drop-in program in a space designated just for them where they can experiment with technology and art supplies, or just hang out with friends. Parents and siblings can enjoy the Museum’s permanent collection and JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity while their teen is at Teen Open Studio free of charge. 

Saturday
From 1:00 – 3:00, visitors of all ages are welcome to drop into CMA’s Open Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends or family. This program is free with admission, no registration requested. 

Sunday
Families can visit CMA free of charge. Check out our JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity to build a birdhouse, design a sticker tree or create a storytelling adventure game. There is also  a twist-tie challenge, a collaborative drawing challenge and an exhibition called MOTION that highlights works of art from the Museum’s collection that depict motion.  In the CMA galleries, families can solve puzzles, play games, and join conversation boards. You can also stop by our admissions desk and pick up a scavenger hunt and other self-guided tours.

Visiting CMA
CMA, Schokko Art Café, and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Museum admission is $14 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Special exhibition fees may also apply. General admission is free for all on Sundays. PNC Free Sundays presented by PNC Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from the PNC Foundation.

Columbus Museum of Art is located in the Discovery District, just four blocks east of the State Capitol, at 480 East Broad Street.  

Public transportation is available via COTA; the #10 line bus stops in front of the Museum. 

There is also a CoGo Bike Share station in front of the Museum on Broad Street.
CMA charges a flat rate of $5 for parking in the Museum’s East Gay lot. Metered parking also available. CMA members park for free.

For additional information, please call 614.221.6801.