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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, and starts in Grigg Gallery at 1:00 pm each Sunday.


Sunday, January 7, 14, 21, and 28
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Th Art of the Story
How do artists tell stories? Each Sunday in January, experience a new narrative-based art activity. Discover ways to tell stories with art using body language, facial expressions, and storyboard techniques. Reveal your own stories while drawing inspiration from the artists in the Museum.


February 4, 11, 18, and 25
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Feel the Beat
Uncover music, rhythm, and movement in artwork at the Museum at February Family Sundays. With a new activity each week, explore how artists over time interpret and experience music and dance. Imagine scores of musical numbers as you create your own instruments, mold dancers, and dream up abstract masterpieces.

February 11
Carnaval Celebration
It's carnaval season at the Museum! Celebrate this Latin American tradition at Family Sundays through dance performances, traditional craft demonstrations, and art making inspired by the Museum’s ancient American collection.

February 18
Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Family Sundays. Enjoy a lion dance performance, learn about traditional Asian crafts during demonstrations, and create your own artwork inspired by the Museum’s Asian art collection. Presented in partnership with Friends of Taiwan-Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Chinese Language School.


March 4, 11, 18, and 25
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Ordinary and Extraordinary
Artists have a way of turning ordinary objects into extraordinary masterpieces. Each Sunday in February, dive into our collection for inspiration as we create a new object each week, with a twist. Imagine, design, build, and embellish your next everyday treasure.

March 4
Family Florals
Celebrate Art in Bloom during a special Family Sunday. Create your own floral inspired artwork, pick up a self-guided scavenger hunt to explore the artful wonders in the galleries, and drop by the Education Center for story time.


Sundays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1–4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Ancient Treasures
Explore the Museum’s recently reinstalled galleries dedicated to ancient Egyptian art and discover ancient treasures.

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

$25 Adult, $15 Child (includes exhibition ticket)
$10 Adult/Child Members

Dive deep into all things Osiris, the Egyptian god of the underworld, during this exciting family workshop.

Divine Mashup

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

$25 Adult, $15 Child (includes exhibition ticket)
$10 Adult/Child Members

Uncover a divine mashup of gods and goddesses from both ancient Egypt and Greece during this engaging family workshop.