Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Kid-Friendly Summer Programming

The Gibbes Museum of Art recently announced some special kid-friendly activities just in time for summer break. The museum is the perfect place for children to beat the summer heat and to be inspired by the creative process.

This year's summer programming includes:

  • Activity Backpacks
    • Museum guests can check out “activity backpacks” during their visit to the museum. Inside each backpack is a set of tools to engage the museums youngest visitors, a storybook inspired by art (donated by Blue Bicycle Books), a sketchpad and set of colored pencils (donated by Artist & Craftsman), a set of “Activity Cards” and a copy of the museum's family guide (see below).
  • Scavenger Hunt
    • Children can participate in a museum scavenger hunt that is designed to encourage close looking and deep thinking in the galleries. This hunt leads guests through the galleries to find specific artwork and types of work such as portraits, still-life, etc. Children will receive a prize from visitor’s services once they complete the scavenger hunt.
  • Family Guide
    • The museum also offers a family guide which, combines sketching, writing and close looking to explore and engage with the artwork on view. It includes vocabulary words and various activities while guiding you through the museum.

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