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.



More information will be provided as it becomes available.


Sunday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
1:00–4:00 pm; Family tour at 2:30 pm

Degas Days
Explore the sensational works of Edgar Degas and the French Impressionists. Visit the Museum’s galleries to view innovative artwork by Impressionist painters and experiment with movement, color, and composition to create your own creative masterpiece.

Sunday, April 9, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free

Degas in Motion
Enjoy a special ballet performance featuring the Dance Center of Kirkwood in the Museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Stick around after the performance for a question and answer session with the dancers.


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

Make your Mark
Let your creativity shine with Family Sundays in May. We’ll highlight a different collection each week with art activities that combine line, shape and color.

Special Performance
Sunday, May 28, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free

African Dance, Drumming, and Storytelling
Visit the Museum for an afternoon of African art, music, and dance. The family art activity takes inspiration from our African galleries and we’ll be joined by LIVETY: Indigenous Dance for a high-energy and entertaining African dance and drumming performance in the Farrell Auditorium.

Presented in collaboration with the annual St. Louis African Arts Festival.


Sunday, June 4, 11, 18, and 25
1:00–4:00 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Contemporary Constructions
Family Sundays in June are all about three-dimensional art. Create your own super structures using wire, wood, and everyday objects then tour the galleries to discover how artists transform unexpected materials into stunning masterpieces.

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