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.

Sunday, February 1 | 10:30 am

Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Themes change... Read more >

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Thursday, February 5 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Animals

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

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Thursday, February 5 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Animals

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

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Thursday, February 5 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Animals

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

Sign up that... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Rabbits and other Animals

Watch actors from Raleigh Little Theatre perform a short scene from the play The Velveteen Rabbit.... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 1 pm

Saturday Studio: Exploring Line

Visit Line, Touch, Trace to see how 13 North Carolina artists use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté... Read more >

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Thursday, February 19 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

Get out your winter wiggles through creative movement at the Museum.

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Thursday, February 19 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

Get out your winter wiggles through creative movement at the Museum.

Sign up that day; first... Read more >

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Thursday, February 19 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

Get out your winter wiggles through creative movement at the Museum.

Sign up that day; first... Read more >

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Saturday, February 21 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Painting with Wax

Explore Line, Touch, Trace to see how one artist uses graphite and encaustic, a technique that... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 10:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 11:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 10:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 11:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Origami and Paper Flower Art

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

Fold, crease,... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Scavenger Hunt

Pick up a clue card at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

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Saturday, March 21 | 10:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 10:30 am

Art in Bloom A Walk in the Park

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

Explore the... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 11:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 11:30 am

Art in Bloom Stories in the Garden

Free with Art in Bloom admission

Hear children’s books about magical and colorful gardens... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 1 pm

Art in Bloom Outdoor Tour:
A World of Many Ecosystems

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

This fast-paced... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 1 pm

Art in Bloom Origami and Paper Flower Art

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

Fold, crease,... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Origami and Paper Flower Art

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

Fold, crease,... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Scavenger Hunt

Pick up a clue card at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

... Read more > Info
Sunday, March 22 | 10:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 10:30 am

Art in Bloom A Walk in the Park

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

Explore the... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 11:30 am

Art in Bloom Public Docent Tours

10:30 am and 11:30 am
Free tour with Art in Bloom admission

Works in the permanent collection... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 11:30 am

Art in Bloom Stories in the Garden

Free with Art in Bloom admission

Hear children’s books about magical and colorful gardens... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 1 pm

Art in Bloom Outdoor Tour:
A World of Many Ecosystems

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

This fast-paced... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 1 pm

Art in Bloom Origami and Paper Flower Art

Meet at Art in Bloom ticket desk, West Building
Free with Art in Bloom admission

Fold, crease,... Read more >

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NEW! Download art activity cards.
 

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.

 

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