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Youth + Family

There's always something for kids to do! Check out our Family Fun brochure (PDF) to help plan your visit. Kids 12 and under are free every day thanks to Kohl's

Image: Photo by Kat Schleicher.

Drop-in Activities—Every Day!

Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio

Swing by to make art every day the Museum is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (until 7 p.m. on Thursdays)! Families can explore different art materials and techniques used to create the art works in the Museum’s Collection. Check out the ever-changing themes for upcoming Open Studios.

Mother and Daughter Enjoying Art

Kohl's Art Generation Lab: 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. Learn more about the Kohl's Art Generation Lab.

Museum Moments Cards, inspired by Vroom

Have fun and stimulate the growing brains of your child age 0-5 with activity cards that give you ideas for ways to enjoy looking at art together. They are available for use during your Museum visit. Borrow a set from the ArtPack Station on Level 1.

A baby's brain is wired to grow from birth. During your child's earliest years, their brain makes one million neural connections every single second. Chock-full of things to explore, art museums are fun-filled places to look, talk, imagine, learn, and wonder. With these actvities, you have what it takes to be a brain-builder- while encouraging a love of art.

Have fun with little ones with activities like Mirror Mirror, Gallery Stroll, and Seeing with Your Ears. You get easy-to-follow instructions on one side and an explanation of the learning concepts on the other.

Museum Moments are sponsored by Four-Four Foundation and an anonymous donor.

Learn more about everywhere Vroom can help your child's brain grow.

Vroom, Education for Your Child

ArtPacks

Designed for a range of ages and attention spans, you can use these fun-filled activities in the galleries every time you visit the Museum. ArtPack activities are free and available from the staff at the ArtPack Station.

During your next trip to the Museum with kids, try an ArtPack activity! These are self-guided activities created to help families connect with art in fun ways. Current 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!


Drop-in Programs—Plan Ahead!

Kohl's Art Generation 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 five times a year—see all upcoming Kohl's Art Generation Family Sundays to find out more.

Play Date with Art

It's never too early to learn to love art! Drop in and make art together, in this monthly program designed especially for our youngest visitors. Stop and sing along during Singing Time at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.—see all upcoming Play Date with Art events for more information, including monthly themes!

Stroller Tours

Explore the Museum together, Fridays before Play Date with Art, on this special guided tour. Ages 3 and under (with adult). Reservations required.

Register for Stroller Tours »

Story Time in the Galleries

Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the galleries, and then create your own story or drawing to take home—Story Time in the Galleries is every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.


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

Be inspired by the Milwaukee Art Museum's exhibitions and Collection. Explore art in the galleries during fun-filled, interactive tours, and create hands-on projects in the Kohl's Art Generation Studio. Each class has a special focus on a different media and includes time for making drawings in a personalized sketchbook. Take one Summer Art Camp class, or the entire series! Scholarships are available!