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Youth + Family

There’s always something for kids to do! Kids 12 and under are free every day thanks to Kohl’s

Drop-in Activities—Every Day!

Kohl’s Art Studio

The Kohl’s Art Studio is the place to engage in hands-on art projects and create something all your own. Visit the Museum’s blog to find art-making activities that you can do together, using materials from around your house.

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Kohl’s Gallery: Haitian Art

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Haiti—past and present—in this new exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection of Haitian art. Learn about the importance of community, family, religion, and more through music, photography, and a variety of activities.

Museum Moments Activity Cards, Powered by Vroom

Have fun and stimulate the growing brain of the child age 5 and under in your life with the Museum Moments activity cards. Look, talk, imagine, and learn together on your next adventure-filled visit to the Museum. You can view the cards on your phone, or print them out and bring them with you! Each includes easy-to-follow instructions on one side and an explanation of the learning concepts on the other.

A baby’s brain is wired to grow from birth. During a child’s earliest years, their brain makes one million neural connections every single second. With activities such as Mirror Mirror, Gallery Stroll, and Seeing with Your Ears, you have what it takes to be a brain-builder—while encouraging a love of art.

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Museum Moments is supported in part by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin.

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Designed for a range of ages and attention spans, these are self-guided activities created to help families connect with art in fun ways. Highlights include Sketchpacks—carry cases filled with a variety of paper and artist’s materials for drawing in the galleries, Reading with Art—picture books with cue cards developed to be read in front of works of art, puppets, one-of-a-kind puzzles, and more!

Because the health and safety of the Milwaukee community is our highest priority, ArtPacks are currently not available at the Museum.

Drop-in Programs—Plan Ahead!

Kohl’s Family Sundays

Experience art with your family! Enjoy hands-on art activities, interactive performances, family tours, visiting artists, and more! These lively Sunday events take place four times a year—see all upcoming Kohl’s Family Sundays to find out more.

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Play Date with Art

It’s never too early to learn to love art! And now that our popular Play Date program is virtual, you can continue to explore with us from home. Share a half hour together in this monthly online program designed especially for our youngest art enthusiasts, ages five and under (with an adult). Look at art, listen to music, and make your own creations in fun and interactive projects.

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Story Time in the Galleries

Don’t miss out on story time! We’re bringing the storytelling to you, at home, and will start each session with a look at a Museum artwork, and end with a related activity. Story Time in the Galleries is the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Explore or revisit previous Story Time events—and see what is upcoming.

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Art Classes for Kids—Go Deeper!

Youth Studio Classes

Calling all young art enthusiasts! Build on your love of art and making things, in Youth Studio Classes at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Classes are for kids 6–10 and 11–15. Scholarships are available!

Summer Art Camps

Join other young artists online to learn about and make art, in a supportive atmosphere. Go on virtual tours of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection, followed by art lessons led live by our team of educators. Take one Summer Art Camp class, or the entire series! Scholarships are available!

Image: Photo by Kat Schleicher.