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, June 4, 11, 18, and 25
1-4 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.


Sunday, July 9, 16, 23, and 30
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Egypt Under Wraps
Visit the Museum for an Egyptian exploration in July. Tour the Egyptian galleries to learn about hieroglyphics, mummies, and treasures from the ancient world before making your own artwork connected to what you see.


Sunday, August 6, 13, 20, and 27
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Fashion Forward
From kings in dazzling suits of armor, to elaborately beaded moccasins and dazzling Egungun costumes, the galleries are packed with fierce fashion. Join the family tour to look for some of the Museum’s best dressed and create your own fashionable works of art each Sunday in August.

Sunday, August 20
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Passport to India
Celebrate Indian Independence Day with an afternoon of art and performance. Drop by our sari station to learn all about traditional Indian clothing, strike a pose during a family yoga session, and create your own artwork inspired by the arts and crafts of India.
Presented in partnership with The Center for Indian Cultural Education-Bal Vihar of St. Louis


Sunday, September 3, 10, 17, and 24
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

A Walk on the Wild Side
Family Sundays take a walk on the wild side in September. Drop by the Museum for a month of art activities and tours based on some of the furry and ferocious critters in our collection.

Sunday, September 17
1-4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Passport to India
Explore the Museum’s amazing collection of Korean art with Family Sundays. Celebrate Chuseok, a major Korean harvest festival, with an afternoon of performance and artmaking. Museum visitors can learn about Korean culture, enjoy a traditional Korean dance performance, and take part in story time in the Museum’s Asian art galleries.
The Museum’s Chuseok celebration is presented in collaboration with the Gateway Korea Foundation.

Sunday, September 24
3 pm

Story Time in the Galleries

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