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Family Resources

Discover Your Own

There are many ways to explore art, nature, and people in the Museum galleries and at home. Find some of our favorite resources for families below.

NCMA To Go Activity Kits

Get creative and inspired by NCMA art and artists at home! Each month, reserve an activity kit with materials plus written instructions for a complete hands-on project. Kits are designed for all ages to enjoy. Available in English and Spanish.

Scavenger Hunts

Enjoy special themed scavenger hunts that test your sleuthing skills in the Museum galleries and Museum Park. Hunts are designed for all ages and are available in English and Spanish.


Dreaming in Color Storytime

Victoria Scott-Miller of Liberation Station Bookstore offers a series of readings and book recommendations for young people and their families, using art and literature to build bridges. Enjoy videos from our Dreaming in Color series here.

East Building Exploration: African Art Activity Guide

A free activity booklet for self-paced exploration. Take a closer look to discover patterns, animals, and materials in the African art collection. Recommended for children ages 5 to 11. Available in English and Spanish.

West Building Exploration: Art Smart Activity Cards

Borrow an activity card to get to know a work of art in the NCMA collection. These free activities let families encounter works of art in a kid friendly, hands-on way. Best for ages 3 to 11. Available in English and Spanish.

Coloring Pages

Put your own spin on some of the Museum’s favorite works of art! Download these coloring pages for hours of family fun.

Family Days

Get to know your Museum with special access and unique activities for all ages during Family Days. The fun extends beyond your visit with virtual activities, videos, and more to discover from home. Relive the fun from past Family Days below.

What’s in the Box cards

Inspired by our program for preschoolers, download “What’s in the Box?” activity cards to explore on your own. Available in English and Spanish.

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