Cool Thursdays at the DMA

This summer is flying by; I can’t believe it is already July! There are plenty of fun things going on at the Museum this summer for families. Every Thursday, enjoy Cool Thursday half-price ($5) general admission, half-price ($8, which includes general admission) Art of the American Indians admission, and half-price ($5) parking for all of July and August.

 Start your afternoon of fun with story time! Each Thursday, story time in the galleries begins at 1:00 p.m. with books read by Museum staff. We always meet at the entrance of the Center for Creative Connection since stories are read in a different gallery each week.

Children listen to a story in the galleries.

If you have a budding artist in your family, be sure to check out our Sketching Safari program. If you are interested in sketching, meet at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Member Services Desk; sketching lasts until 3:30 p.m. Each week, spend time in a different gallery with members of the education staff and look for animals in works of art to sketch in your own safari journal. Look for Arturo’s jeep in the galleries!


Sketching animals in the Art of the American Indians exhibition


 For older kids, be sure to check out Urban Armor: Building Identity Through Art-Making, a program designed just for teens. Teens can participate in this weekly program on Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. to explore different ways that artists create art that reflects their identity during a lively gallery discussion, and then have the chance to create a work of art.

Teens enjoy paper mask-making.

All ages will enjoy our interactive family gallery tours that take place each Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Families can join education staff for a special hands-on tour of the Museum’s collection to engage with works of art through movement, sketching, stories, and more!

Families enjoy learning about works of art together.

 Wind down all of your Thursday fun with a family film in the Center for Creative Connections Theater from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Catch a showing of one of these Reading Rainbow films featuring animals: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The Paper Crane, or The Piggy in the Puddle.

We hope to see you soon!

Posted by: Amanda



Filed under 6 to 12 year olds, Center for Creative Connections, DMA Programs

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