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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. Sign up is available only on site and begins at 1:00 each Sunday in Grigg Gallery for that day’s tour.


Travel the World
Sundays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
1–4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Experience cultures from faraway places. Construct Italian-inspired architecture, craft a Peruvian-inspired textile, discover animals from the Americas, and create a scroll painting like those from China.

Family Weaving Demonstration
July 15, 1-3 pm
Experience traditional weaving techniques from a professional textile artist in celebration of the exhibition, Balance and Opposition in Ancient Peruvian Textiles.

Confluence Chamber Orchestra Family Concert and Instrument-Petting Zoo
July 22, 2 & 3 pm
Engage with music from around the world and learn about instruments during a special family concert.


Gods, Goddesses, Pharaohs and Queens
Sundays, August 5, 12, 19, and 26,
1–4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Visit the divine and royal from ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures. Use our ancient galleries for inspiration as we fashion portraits, adornments, and objects that are splendidly regal.

Passport to India
August 19, 1-4 pm
Learn about traditional Indian clothing at our sari station, enjoy traditional folk dances, and create your own India-inspired artwork.
Presented in partnership with the Center for Indian Cultural Education-Bal Vihar of St. Louis.


Next Stop, the Future
Sundays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30,
1–4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Innovate, invent, create, and explore how artists envision the future through fantastical designs and stories.

International Day of Peace
September 23
Join in a family mindfulness session, hear stories of peace from different cultures, and share your message of peace on a peace flag or add it to our collaborative peace chain.

Passport to Korea
September 30, 1-4 pm
Celebrate the harvest festival Chuseok with an afternoon of Korean culture and art making. Learn about the Museum’s collection of Korean art, enjoy a traditional performance, and hear stories in the Asian art galleries.

Family Workshops

Family workshops are intended for children ages 6 and up and their adult companions. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All Things Osiris

Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am-12 pm
Saturday June 9, 10:30 am-12 pm
Saturday August 11, 10:30 am-12 pm

$25 Adult, $15 Child (includes Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds exhibition ticket)
$10 Adult/Child Members
Reserve a ticket

Dive deep into all things Osiris, the Egyptian god of the underworld, during this exciting family tour and workshop. Take an interactive guided tour of Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds to discover the mysteries of Osiris as you examine objects from cities that disappeared over a thousand years ago. Following the tour, sculpt your own Osiris offering complete with a wooden sarcophagus in one of the Museum’s classrooms.

Divine Mashup

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am-12 pm
Saturday June 23, 10:30 am-12 pm
Saturday August 25, 10:30 am-12 pm

$25 Adult, $15 Child (includes Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds exhibition ticket)
$10 Adult/Child Members
Reserve a ticket

Uncover a divine mashup of gods and goddesses from both ancient Egypt and Greece during this engaging family tour and workshop. Take an interactive guided tour of Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds to reveal the unique ancient cities that brought Egyptian and Greek culture together. Following the tour, construct your own hybrid god or goddess portrait in one of the Museum’s classrooms inspired by those you meet in the galleries.

International Day of Peace — Art Making with Artist, Caitlin Metz

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm
Education Center

Free. Registeration required

September 23, 1:00 pm
September 23, 1:45 pm
September 23, 2:30 pm

Join local artist Caitlin Metz in an engaging 30-minute family workshop learn the art of blind contour drawing while you explore themes of peace and community.

Teen Arts Council

Teen Arts Council (TAC) is a group of arts-minded teens who serve as ambassadors and advisors in designing and implementing programs by teens for teens. TAC members meet twice a month during the school year and receive behind-the-scenes Museum experiences, free arts-related workshops, and a creative and supportive arts community.
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Teen Assistants

The Teen Assistant program is an employment and mentoring opportunity for St. Louis area teens. Teen Assistants get real work experience while also learning important life skills like cooperation, time management, and problem solving. As paid part-time employees of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Teen Assistants work closely with staff members on a wide range of programs and events.