Family Sundays

You're invited to the Museum every Sunday afternoon for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the Galleries. Each month's family activities focus on a different, family-friendly theme. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 pm. Sign up for the Family tour is required, and starts in Grigg Gallery at 1:00 pm each Sunday.



Sunday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
1:00–4:00 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Modern Mash-up
Daring designs and awesome architecture will be highlighted during January’s Family Sundays. Visit the Museum’s exhibition St. Louis Modern and then create your own artwork with a modern twist.


February 7, 14, 21, and 28
1:00–4:00 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Going Global
Grab your passports and get ready to travel the globe with Family Sundays. This world tour will include stops in Africa, Asia, and Australia and lots of fun art activities along the way.

February 14
Lunar New Year Celebration
Visit the Saint Louis Art Museum to ring in the Year of the Monkey. Explore Chinese, Korean, and Japanese culture with activities, performances, and demonstrations.

Special Performance
2:00 pm, Sculpture Hall

Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration

Special performance
February 28, 2:00 pm

Storytime in the Galleries
Join Mama Katambwa for Storytime in the galleries as she performs a selection of African folktales.


March 6, 20, and 27
1:00–4:00 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

The French Connection
Viva la France! Stroll along the Seine with Claude Monet or strike a pose with Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer during Family Sundays in March. Each week will feature a French inspired art activity and tour of the collection.


Sunday, April 3, 10, 17, and 24
1:00–4:00 pm; Family tour at 2:30 pm

Designing Nature
People across the world celebrate the beauty of nature through the production of art. Natural motifs are used to decorate everything from prayer rugs and household objects, to the personal regalia of kings. Family Sundays in April will explore the Museum’s collection of Islamic and Indian art with activities and family tours that combine art and nature.

Storytime in the Galleries
Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm
Indian Folktales

Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm
Ramuoni—Tribal Belly Dancing
Dances of India
Confluence Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, April 24, 1:00-4:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate Earth Day with Family Sundays. The afternoon will include a nature-themed art activity, live music in the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, and a special appearance by the Butterfly House.


Sunday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
1:00–4:00 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Art Transformers
When is a dot not a dot? Or a car not a car? Discover the answer with Family Sundays at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Throughout the month of May we’ll feature artworks and artists who take everyday objects and symbols and transform them into amazing sculptures, paintings, and mixed-media masterpieces.

Sunday, May 22, 2:00 pm
African Dance and Drumming Sculpture Hall


Sunday, June 5, 12, 19, and 26
1:00–4:00 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Seeing Shapes
Shapes are one of the basic elements of art and they can be found in many of the artworks in the Museum’s collection. Spot the shapes in the paintings and sculptures in our galleries then create your own art inspired by what you see.

Connect Labs

Connect with others and with art through hands-on activities for all ages that invite you to discover exciting themes and connections across the Museum's global collections. Look for the "Portraiture" Connect Lab in the galleries beginning in the Summer of 2016.

Art with Us

Let us come into your community site to create collaborative artwork inspired by the Museum's collection. Art With Us provides interactive, hands-on art education classes to youth in collaboration with community and social organizations throughout St. Louis city and county. During the ten-session program your group works with professional artists-in-residence to create works of art. Contact us at community@slam.org

Museum Assistants

Teens between the ages of 15 and 19 can gain work and leadership experience as part of the Museum's youth mentorship and training program. The Museum hires Museum Assistants to lead tours for young audiences and to support a wide variety of community programs. Contact us at community@slam.org

Teen Arts Council

Teen Arts Council members are integral in the design and implementation of the Museum's programming for teens, and are exposed to many facets of the Art Museum including our collection and exhibitions.
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Self-Guided Family Tours

Download and print these family-friendly self-guided tours before you come and use these during your visit.
A Family Guide to Arms and Armor
A Family Guide to Egyptian Mummies
SLAM Safari Adventure Guide
Winter Wonder Scavenger Hunt