The CMA is the place for creative families. 

Our interactive family programs offer parents and children the opportunity to explore the many aspects of art and culture together. Listen to storytelling in the galleries, take a family safari through our collection, or create a piece of original artwork! Let Gladys the grasshopper guide you to family fun throughout the museum. 

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Free Family Fun Every Day

Interactive Education Gallery

The Interactive Education Gallery is a creative space where children can create their own art based on prompts from our collection and special exhibitions.

Art Explorer Backpacks

Art Explorer Backpacks are designed to encourage families to enjoy the galleries with interactive activities. Themes can include color, line, shape, movement, and more! These art backpacks have options for younger and older children. To check out a backpack, just ask at the visitor services desk.

Gallery Guides

Learn about art with scavenger hunts and other activities that keep children engaged while touring the galleries. With our family-friendly gallery guides, you'll see the fun side of art.

Free Family Programs

Passport to Art

Come get your Passport to Art! This year-round program for families features a new hands-on art project each month. After spending time in our open studios, explore our galleries at your own leisure or join us for the Family Tour at 1:00 p.m.

Held the second Sunday of the month from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Gladys' Gang 

Join us for this exciting new series! Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture. This FREE monthly program includes a gallery visit, story time and a creative studio activity.

Held the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Registration required as space is limited.

Visitors with Sensory Sensitivity

Visitors who may be hyper sensitive to sensory input, please be aware that we are currently undergoing renovations. Noise and activity levels change frequently. But we're here to help! Call our visitor services at 803-799-2810 for assistance or to learn more about visiting the CMA during renovations.

Fun with Art at Home

Can't make it to the museum today? We've got some downloads you can use to explore art at home.