The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings, and at outdoor events. For some events participants ages 13 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Check individual event pages to see if this applies; at this time it is not required for gallery, exhibition, tour, or Park visits. Learn more at ncartmuseum.org/covid19.

Families

Explore engaging programs for toddlers, teens, and everyone in between. Make cool art, see live performances, take a family friendly tour of the Museum. Our programs and gallery resources invite you to look, talk, and get creative together.

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Weekend Family Friendly Tours

Join a Museum docent for a lively discussion and playful activities in the Museum galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and is best for kids ages 5 to 11 and their adult companions. Tours meet in the West Building lobby.

Families with children ages 5–11
Free; registration required

What's in the Box?

Have fun while exploring art together! This preschool program is best for kids ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Sessions include guided looking at works of art, movement and sensory experiences, and art activities that stretch the imagination.

Families with children ages 3–5
Ticketed; registration required

Family Studio

Kids and adults dive into discussions about works from the Museum’s collection and exhibitions to make inspired connections between hands-on art making and creative thinking. Learn from expert artists to create your own art while exploring artists’ processes, art materials, and art skills.

Families with children ages 5–11
Ticketed; registration required

Liberation Station Storytime

In partnership with Liberation Station Bookstore, the Museum holds storytime sessions meant to celebrate and inspire. These events bring the vastness of Black culture and innovation to you by highlighting joy, community, tradition, and leadership in books for kids. Then visit the Black Lit Library during the Museum’s open hours.

Families with children ages 3–9
Free; registration required

Creative Processing for Families

Reflect together on big (and sometimes tough) ideas about the world and ourselves through art. Workshops include guided group conversations about works of art with an expressive arts therapist as well as hands-on art making with a focus on exploration.

Families with children ages 5–11
Free; registration required

NCMA Camps

Children never experience the Museum’s galleries, expansive park trails, and vibrant studio spaces the way they do during camp at the NCMA.

Ticketed; registration required

Family Resources

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