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 22 | 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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Sunday, November 23 | 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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Saturday, November 29 | 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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Sunday, November 30 | 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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Wednesday, December 3 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Artful Bracelet

Create a colorful bracelet from recycled fabrics, buttons, beads, and yarn.

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Thursday, December 4 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Mixed-Media Self-Portrait

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

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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 SOLD OUT

Family Fun Saturday: Tiny Portraits

Take a peek at some small-format 17th-century Dutch and Flemish figure paintings, and then... Read more >

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Saturday, December 6 | 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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Sunday, December 7 | 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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Wednesday, December 10 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Fancy Frame

Create a miniature colored paper mosaic frame to hold a precious photo or work of art.

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Thursday, December 11 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

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

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Thursday, December 11 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

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

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Thursday, December 11 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Movement

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

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Saturday, December 13 | 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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Saturday, December 13 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Stuck on You

Create a miniature collage portrait magnet using geometric- and organic-shaped stickers.
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Sunday, December 14 | 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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Sunday, December 14 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Stuck on You

Create a miniature collage portrait magnet using geometric- and organic-shaped stickers.
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Tuesday, December 16 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Treasure Weaving

What do you treasure? Write it down and tuck your note into a hand-woven miniature work of art... Read more >

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Friday, December 19 | 5:30 pm

Holiday Family Fun Friday

Our annual family holiday event, this time with a pirate theme. Enjoy games, art making, treats,... Read more >

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Saturday, December 20 | 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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Sunday, December 21 | 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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Saturday, December 27 | 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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Sunday, December 28 | 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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Saturday, January 3 | 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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Saturday, January 3 | 11 am

Pop-Up Art Cart: Drawing with Wire

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

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Sunday, January 4 | 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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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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Thursday, January 8 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

There’s a chill in the air! Explore winter at the Museum.

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Thursday, January 8 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

There’s a chill in the air! Explore winter at the Museum.

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Thursday, January 8 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

There’s a chill in the air! Explore winter at the Museum.

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

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Saturday, January 10 | 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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Sunday, January 11 | 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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Saturday, January 17 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Miniature Worlds

Explore Joseph Cornell’s Suzy Sun (for Judy Taylor) and landscapes in the galleries. Then, in... Read more >

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Saturday, January 17 | 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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Sunday, January 18 | 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, January 22 | 10:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Places

Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the... Read more >

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Thursday, January 22 | 11 am

What’s in the Box?: Places

Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the... Read more >

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Thursday, January 22 | 11:30 am

What’s in the Box?: Places

Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the... Read more >

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Saturday, January 24 | 10 am

Family Fun Saturday: Dutch Masters

Travel through the Dutch collection to see scenes of everyday life, landscapes, portraits, and... Read more >

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Saturday, January 24 | 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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Sunday, January 25 | 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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Saturday, January 31 | 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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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?

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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.

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

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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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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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