The North Carolina Museum of Art

Kids & Families

Explore a variety of engaging programs for toddlers, teens, and everyone in between. Make cool art, see live performances, or take a family-friendly tour of the Museum. Our programs and in-gallery materials invite you to look, talk, and interpret works of art together.

Thursday, September 11 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes,... Read more >

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Thursday, September 11 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes,... Read more >

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Thursday, September 11 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 13 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Museum Park Journals

Create a one-of-a-kind journal in the studio, and take it on an excursion through the Museum... Read more >

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Thursday, September 25 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Animals

The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

Preschoolers,... Read more >

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Thursday, September 25 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Animals

The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

Preschoolers,... Read more >

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Thursday, September 25 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Animals

The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

Preschoolers,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 27 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Still Life

Seashells, insects, fruits, and flowers are just some of the items you will find in the... Read more >

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Thursday, October 2 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at... Read more >

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Thursday, October 2 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at... Read more >

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Thursday, October 2 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at... Read more >

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Thursday, October 16 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Seasons

Come to the Museum to explore the changing season.

Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their... Read more >

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Thursday, October 16 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Seasons

Come to the Museum to explore the changing season.

Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their... Read more >

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Thursday, October 16 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Seasons

Come to the Museum to explore the changing season.

Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their... Read more >

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Saturday, October 18 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Unusual Landscapes

Swamps, seascapes, farms, and gardens are just some of the places we will visit in the Museum... Read more >

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Thursday, November 13 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: People

Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.
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Thursday, November 13 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: People

Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.
... Read more > Info

Thursday, November 13 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: People

Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.
... Read more > Info

Saturday, November 15 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Symbolic Staffs

Discover the rich symbolism behind the carved wood and metal ceremonial staffs in the African... Read more >

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Saturday, November 15 | 1 pm

Saturday Studio: Artist Journal

A new gallery and studio class for youth ages 11–14. Each workshop introduces a new theme and... Read more >

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Saturday, December 6 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Tiny Portraits

Explore the miniature portraits in the Small Treasures exhibition and create a tiny... Read more >

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NEW! Download art activity cards.
 

Weekend Family Tours

First weekend of the month only | 10:30 am NEW SCHEDULE

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and is designed for kids age 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Themes change monthly, so be sure to visit often. Meet at the West Building Information Desk. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited.

Summer Camp

Children have never experienced the Museum’s galleries, expansive park trails, and vibrant studio spaces like they will during Summer Camp at the NCMA.


Family Programs Sponsors:

Prudential
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