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.

Saturday, November 1 | 1 pm

Fall Family Day: Strike a Pose!

Explore portraits big and small during an afternoon of art making, dance performances, and... Read more >

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Sunday, November 9 | 12 pm

Pop-Up Art Cart: Drawing with Wire

Bend, twist, and wrap wire to form three-dimensional portraits.

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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.
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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.
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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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Friday, December 5 | 5 pm

Pop-Up Art Cart: Mixed Media Self-Portrait

Combine text, image, and contour line drawings to create symbolic self-portraits.

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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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Sunday, January 4 | 12 pm

Pop-Up Art Cart: Artful Selfies

Use our tablets to create artful selfies inspired by works in the NCMA collection.

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Weekend Family Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday | 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
WakeMed Children's