Children and grown-ups are invited to creatively play at the museum in a variety of ways. In-gallery arts activity spaces are designed to enable children and their grown-ups to learn about the museum’s permanent collection alongside one another.
African Arts Activity Space
Learn about the significance of objects found in the permanent African collection by reading books, making a magnetic animal masks, going on an art hunt, doing a Scratch Art ® activity, taking a photo using the Mr. Mask iPad application, and much more.
Activities in the space change periodically and are designed as self-guided experiences. Facilitators activate the space during Hold It! and other special events. The African Arts Activity Space is located on Floor 3 near the back of the permanent African galleries.
Textile and Fashion Arts Activity Space
From fibers to fashion. Touch an assortment of fibers used to produce different fabrics. See how dress design evolved from the 1780’s to 1960’s. Create your own applique quilt pattern using the felt boards. Visit the special exhibition, A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts, opening in March 2016 for inspiration.
Activities in the space change periodically and are designed as self-guided experiences. The Textile and Fashion Arts Activity Space is located on Floor 3 near the back of the Textile and Fashion Arts galleries.
Arts Activity Space educational programming is made possible by BKD, LLP.