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Summer Family Programs

Join us this summer for an array of family programs designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Free with admission

All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in family programing. Parent/caregiver participation ensures a rich and memorable experience for every child. Museum admission is required for adult and children ages 12 and over.

For more information about our Summer Family Programs please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

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Pre-Registered Programs

3ft Deep NEW
Tuesdays | June 14, June 21 and June 28
10am-11:30am | Ages 3-5

Free with Admission, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Come on in! Take a dip into the world of art. Designed especially for preschool children and their caregivers, 3ft Deep programs promote imaginative thinking, social-emotional growth, and expressive use of language. A Blanton educator will introduce a half-hour gallery activity followed by a process-focused art project in the WorkLAB studio. All activities emphasize creative and interpretive processes inspired by Reggio Emilia approaches, as well as adult-child collaboration. Space is limited to 12 participants (children and adults). Snacks provided.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Tickets will be available one week before program date. Register online by clicking here, or by calling 512-471-5512.


Deeper Dives New additional program time
Fridays | June 17 - July 22
10:30am-12 noon & 1-2:30pm | Ages 8-12

Free with Admission, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Ready to dive right in to a 90-minute experience with your child?! Deeper Dives encourages adult and child interaction around close looking, guided conversation, and related art-making activities. Each week will focus on a different theme from works on view in our permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions. Space is limited to 15 participants. Recommended for families with children ages 8-12. 

Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Tickets will be available one week before program date. Register online by clicking here, or by calling 512-471-5512.


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Drop-In Programs

WorkLab New extended hours
Wednesdays | June 15 - July 27
10am-2pm | All ages

Free with admission, Check-in at Visitor Services Desk

Extend your museum visit! After exploring the summer exhibitions, come across the plaza to the WorkLAB (on the second floor of the Smith Building).  WorkLAB is an open studio that encourages makers of all ages to create art in response to what they see in the galleries.  Children and their adult companions may try out a range of enticing materials and art-making techniques. Drop by anytime between 10am-2pm and try your hand!

WorkLAB space is limited to 30 makers. Please anticipate an average wait of 20 minutes after you sign up at the door.  

 

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Scheduled Family Tours

Artists and Authors NEW
Thursdays | June 16, June 23, and June 30
10:30am-11:15am & 11:30am-12:15pm | Ages 5-8

Free admission on Thursdays, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Two creative worlds collide! Artists and Authors are thirty-minute literary adventures through the museum, weaving together storytelling and works of art. Each tour is designed to foster curiosity and conversation between adults and their children by encouraging close-looking, creative thinking, and imagination. Two tours are offered each week; artwork and book selection changes each week. Recommended for families with children ages 5-8. Space is limited.

Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk thirty minutes prior to tour time. 

 

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For more information about our Summer Family Programs please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)