Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

ASD Friendly What’s in the Box?


Spend the morning at the Museum discovering art! This program is specifically designed for preschoolers with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder.

Meet a work of art and get your creative juices flowing in this session for young artists and their caregivers. Adults and children take a visit to the Museum galleries and create unique works of art in our studios. We make connections through stories, art making, and gallery play in a quiet, low-sensory environment before the Museum opens to the public. This session is best for participants with a learning age of 3—5 years.

In this session learn more about the aerial landscape seen in Hans Thoma’s painting Wondrous Birds. Then create a process-art painting of your own to take home!

To register, email courtney.klemens@ncdcr.gov. Please let us know the number of people (adults and children) in your group and if there are any accessible accommodations you require (audio description, ASL, noise-canceling headphones, etc.).


Jun 01, 2022


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM




East Building, Studio 1

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(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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