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  1. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, February 21 | 9:15 am - 10:15am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  2. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, February 21 | 10:15 am - 11:15am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  3. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, February 21 | 11:15 am - 12:15pm

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  4. Family Fun Saturday: Put a Bird on it!

    Saturday, February 23 | 10:15 am - 12:15pm

    Celebrate the return of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America to Museum galleries. Look closely at the selection of bird engravings on view, and then create your own...

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  5. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: We ♥ Art

    Saturday, February 23 | 10:30 am - 11:30am

    Find your new Valentine at the Museum. Discover a work of art you love!

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  6. Family Fun Saturday: Put a Bird on it!

    Saturday, February 23 | 1 pm - 3:00pm

    Celebrate the return of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America to Museum galleries. Look closely at the selection of bird engravings on view, and then create your own...

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  7. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: We ♥ Art

    Sunday, February 24 | 10:30 am - 11:30am

    Find your new Valentine at the Museum. Discover a work of art you love!

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  8. School’s Out Camp: Raiders of the Lost Art, Ages 6-10

    Monday, February 25 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Discover legends from the ancient and modern worlds, decode messages revealed in art, and create works of art that tell your own stories.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  9. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 2 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  10. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 3 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  11. Cereal Cinema: Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

    Sunday, March 10 | 8 am - 10:30am

    Bedheads are welcome at this early-risers breakfast movie party! Enjoy cereal and coffee (included in ticket price) before settling in for the movie. Cereal and drawing 8–9...

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  12. NCMA Cinema: Whip It with special guests The Carolina Rollergirls

    Sunday, March 10 | 3 pm - 5:30pm

    (2009) Directed by Drew Barrymore. Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig. (110 min.) PG-13. Digital.

    Small-town Texan Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page) yearns to escape...

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  13. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 14 | 9:15 am - 10:00am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  14. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 14 | 10:15 am - 11:00am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  15. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 14 | 11:15 am - 12:00pm

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  16. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 16 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  17. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 17 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  18. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 9:15 am - 10:00am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  19. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 10:15 am - 11:00am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  20. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 11:15 am - 12:00pm

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  21. Family Fun Saturdays: Handmade Paper

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:15 am - 12:15pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  22. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  23. Family Fun Saturdays: Handmade Paper

    Saturday, March 30 | 1 pm - 3:00pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  24. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 31 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  25. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, April 4 | 9:15 am - 10:15am

    Flowers are blooming! Rain is falling! Discover spring and all it brings.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the...

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  26. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, April 4 | 10:15 am - 11:00am

    Flowers are blooming! Rain is falling! Discover spring and all it brings.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the...

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  27. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, April 4 | 11:15 am - 12:00pm

    Flowers are blooming! Rain is falling! Discover spring and all it brings.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the...

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  28. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 6 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  29. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, April 7 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  30. Pop-Up Art

    Sunday, April 7 | Noon - 3:00pm

    Add your work to a large-format mixed-media collage by drawing, sewing, and pasting. Art-making activities for all ages.

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  31. Family Fun Saturdays: Powder My Wig

    Saturday, April 13 | 10:15 am - 12:15pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  32. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 13 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  33. Family Fun Saturdays: Powder My Wig

    Saturday, April 13 | 1 pm - 3:00pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  34. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, April 14 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  35. School’s Out Camp: Spring Break at the NCMA

    Monday, April 15 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Spring is here, and there is no better time to explore the Museum Park. Get up close and personal with nature in the Park and in the galleries. See how nature inspires...

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  36. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, April 18 | 9:15 am - 10:15am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  37. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, April 18 | 10:15 am - 11:15am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  38. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, April 18 | 11:15 am - 12:00pm

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  39. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 20 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  40. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 27 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  41. Family Campout and Movie

    Saturday, April 27 | 4:30 pm - 10:00am

    Bring your tent, sleeping bags, and sense of adventure for a fun-filled evening under the stars. This year’s campout is bird-themed in honor of John James Audubon’s The...

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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, April 28 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  43. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, May 2 | 9:15 am - 10:00am

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or...

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  44. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, May 2 | 10:15 am - 11:00am

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or...

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  45. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, May 2 | 11:15 am - 12:00pm

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or...

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  46. Duke Energy Hoopla Hyperspace Party in the Park

    Saturday, May 4 | 6 pm - 10:30pm

    May the Fourth be with you! Celebrate the opening of our Museum Park season, new art installations, and Star Wars Day all in one big outdoor party. Through 8:30 pm, enjoy...

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  47. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 16 | 9:15 am - 10:00am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  48. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 16 | 10:15 am - 11:00am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  49. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 16 | 11:15 am - 12:00pm

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  50. Duke Energy Family Renaissance Fair (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, May 18 | Noon - 4:00pm

    Step back in time for an afternoon of merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations, and art making for the whole family! Activities inside and outside, rain or...

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  51. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  52. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  53. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  54. Time Travelers (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  55. Time Travelers (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  56. Time Travelers (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  57. Middle School Workshop: Fields of View

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Power down and take time to connect with nature. Get up close and personal with the natural world while capturing your own views of nature, from landscapes in the galleries...

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  58. Middle School Workshop: Ready. Set. Draw.

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Do you keep a sketchbook or always find yourself doodling? Come find endless inspiration for your drawing as you explore the Museum galleries and Park.

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  59. aMUSE Me! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  60. aMUSE Me! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  61. aMUSE Me! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  62. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  63. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  64. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  65. Pre-K Camp: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 12:00pm

    Beep! Beep! Hop aboard for an exciting week all about transportation. We’ll make art inspired by all the ways people get from here to there.

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  66. Middle School Workshop: Fiber Fun

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Sew your own textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, fabric, and fiber materials to explore sewing, fabric dyeing, and beading.

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  67. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  68. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 7–8) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  69. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  70. Middle School Workshop: Art for Change

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Art has long been used to send messages and take a stand for change. Discover what artists in the NCMA galleries are saying with their work before communicating your own...

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  71. Water Works (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  72. Water Works (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  73. Water Works (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  74. Up, Up, and Away (ages 7–8) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  75. Up, Up, and Away (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  76. Middle School Workshop: Facetime

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Discover some original selfies as you explore the many faces of the Museum’s galleries. Focus on self-portraiture in many forms and celebrate what makes you unique.

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  77. Up, Up, and Away (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  78. Art Detectives (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  79. Pre-K Camp: Animal Adventures

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 12:00pm

    Can you slither like a snake or stand like a flamingo? Then you’ll love this week of wild and wonderful animals from around the globe.

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  80. Art Detectives (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  81. Art Detectives (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  82. Middle School Workshop: Materials Remix

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Make room for media beyond paint on canvas. Find inspiration in unexpected and unusual materials as you paint, sculpt, and draw your way through this unpredictable week.

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  83. Goin' Green (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  84. Goin' Green (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  85. Goin' Green (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30pm

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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