Youth & Families

Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery for All Ages

Explore, discover, and create in the Art Odyssey. Draw, build with shapes and colors, design an exhibition, and enjoy art books for all reading levels. Activities promote creative expression, active family learning, and familiarity with art and museums. 

We ask that adults accompany children eight and under.

Family Activity Packs

Let the young ones lead the tour using interactive cards with tips, questions, and activities based on the art. Request a pack at Museum Reception, or download them here.

Art Alive! Family Days

Join us for a season of FREE interactive events for kids and families at the Museum. Discover connections to art with hands-on crafts and delight in entertaining family performances as fun and learning combine for shared experiences. Art Alive! events feature live performances at 11 a.m. by nationally touring kids entertainers, an instructor-led workshop at 1 p.m., and crafts and other activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2022-2023 Art Alive! Dates and Performances

Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Onyota'a:ka' Dance Troupe at 11 a.m.
Cornhusk Doll Making Workshop at 1 p.m.

Thursday, December 29 – Winter Holiday Break
The Hip Harp Music and Stories with Deborah Henson-Conant at 11 a.m.
Workshop at 1 p.m.

Thursday, February 23 - Mid-Winter Break
The Secret Agency at 11 a.m.
Workshop at 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 13 - Spring Break
Look Out! Science is Coming! with Doktor Kaboom at 11 a.m.
Workshop at 1 p.m.

Art Story

Storytime, and so much more! Art Story, Children ages 3 to 5 look closely for visual cues in picture-book illustrations, and then apply these same skills to looking at art when they go into the galleries. For more information, contact the Museum Education Department at 315-797-0000, ext. 2158.

Meets the first Thursday of the month from September through June. Check our calendar for exact dates.

Kids Corner

At-home activities for children of all ages. Find online access to fun and inspiring museum-related activities here.