Engaged kids are inspired kids!

  • Grab Your Toolkit

    Art Totes

    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.

  • Make Your Own Art

    Interactive Galleries

    Throughout the galleries you’ll find places to participate and interact – where you can contemplate, connect with, and create based on what you’ve experienced. We also have a new space, called the Cross Hatch, that has interactive creative projects for all ages opening in January 2019.

  • Take a Closer Look

    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.

Join Gladys' Gang!

Gladys’ Gang is designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. There are two sessions each month, divided into toddler and preschool audiences (siblings are welcome at both!).

Each month enjoy a story, gallery time, and an age-appropriate studio activity that emphasizes the process of art-making rather than the final product. It's free!

Summer Camps

The CMA offers a variety of unique camps to capture the interest of any young artist. 

Having your child participate in our summer camps is a great way for them to think creatively, practice problem-solving skills, and have fun!

Visitors with Sensory Sensitivity

Visitors who may be hypersensitive 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.