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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!

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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 studio outside this summer at Lakeside at MAM, and find art-making activities that you can do together at home on the Kohl’s Art Studio page.

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ArtPacks

Drop by the ArtPack Station to pick up a free Family Guide on your next visit to the Museum. You can practice drawing with the new My Museum Sketchbook, admire the buildings that make up the Museum with the Architecture Guide, and tour exhibitions like The Quilts of Pauline Parker and Americans in Spain with their corresponding guides. You can also grab sketching supplies for drawing in the galleries and—just for ages 0 to 5—Museum Moments cards.


Museum Moments Activity Cards, Powered by Vroom

Have fun and stimulate the growing brain of the child age five 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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Kohl’s Haitian Gallery

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Haiti—past and present—in this exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection of Haitian art. Learn about the importance of community, family, religion, and more through touchscreen stations, or take part in programming in the lakou.

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Drop-in Programs—Plan Ahead!

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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! September through May, share time together in this monthly 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. Play Date program is temporarily virtual, so that you can continue to explore with us from home.

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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 temporarily virtual, and goes live 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. Fall 2021 classes will be held virtually, and include an art supplies kit. 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 or the entire series! Scholarships are available. Summer 2021 camps are held online.

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Image: Photo by Kat Schleicher.