Family Workshops

Playing together is time well spent

Join our museum educators for a guided play experience that’s fun for the whole family! Work with a skilled educator to create art, carry out experiments, or learn something new. Family workshops are special activities where kids and caregivers learn and play together.

This is a workshop for the whole family and children must be supervised by the adults in their group at all times. Each workshop lists the recommended age for participants, but everyone in the family is welcome. Bring along siblings, friend groups, grandparents, or anyone who wants to enjoy a family-focused activity.

Winter Break 2022: These workshops are designed to be boredom-busters when the holiday excitement is over, pull kids away from their screens, and create warm memories together!

Advanced registration is required. Museum admission is not included with program registration.

Out of This World Space Exploration

January 3, 2022  |  3:00 – 4:30 PM

Join our educators as they walk you through an immersive experience that teaches you how people explore space! Activities will include coding a robot to execute a space mission and engineering your own spacecraft.

This family workshop is recommended for school-aged participants. Siblings, caregivers and friend groups are all welcome! Children must be supervised at all times by the grown-ups in their group.

Winter workshops will follow a pay-what-you-can model. We encourage participants to select a cost that they can afford, or pay a little extra to support other families and future programs.

Art Zoo

January 4, 2022  |  10:00 – 11:30 AM

This workshop will focus on animal art created by some of our favorite children’s book illustrators! Using collage and printmaking, families will make art based on these beloved books. Dress For Mess!

This family workshop is recommended for ages 4 and up. Siblings, caregivers, and friend groups are all welcome! Children must be supervised at all times by the grown-ups in their group.

Winter workshops will follow a pay-what-you-can model. We encourage participants to select a cost that they can afford, or pay a little extra to support other families and future programs.

All Things Tech

January 5, 2022  |  3:00 – 4:30 PM

How do robots work? Learn about the inner workings of technology in this family-focused workshop. No previous experience is required!

This workshop is recommended for school-aged participants.  Siblings, caregivers, and friend groups are all welcome! Children must be supervised at all times by the grown-ups in their group.

Winter workshops will follow a pay-what-you-can model. We encourage participants to select a cost that they can afford, or pay a little extra to support other families and future programs.

Stuffie Dream Car

January 6, 2022  |  10:00 – 11:30 AM

In this STEAM-focused workshop, families will design and construct a cardboard dream car for a beloved (mid-sized) stuffie. It’s no secret that we think cardboard is GREAT—it inspires creativity and imagination in kids like nothing else can. Come create with us!

This family workshop is recommended for ages 4 and up.  Siblings, caregivers, and friend groups are all welcome! Children must be supervised at all times by the grown-ups in their group.

Winter workshops will follow a pay-what-you-can model. We encourage participants to select a cost that they can afford, or pay a little extra to support other families and future programs.