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KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES


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.

April

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

Dive deep into the Museum’s recently opened new gallery dedicated to Egyptian art to discover ancient treasures. Each Sunday in April, experience a different activity that explores the art forms of this majestic time and culture. Mold your own shabti doll, craft an ancient coin, and master the art of hieroglyphics at Family Sundays.

Passport to Japan
April 29
Celebrate the rich and beautiful culture of Japan during a special Family Sunday. Experience a traditional Bon dance, revel in powerful Taiko drums, and learn the delicate art of origami. Presented in partnership with the Japan America Society of St. Louis.

May

Patterns, Here, There, Everywhere!
Sundays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27
1–4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

Design, create, and repeat during a pattern frenzy at May Family Sundays. With a new activity each week, explore how artists and cultures over time utilize patterns to create mesmerizing works of art. Carefully craft a mosaic, stamp out a block print, and try your hand at weaving patterns.

June

On the Move
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24
1–4 pm; Family Tour at 2:30 pm

How do artists use movement? Each Sunday in June, experience a new art activity that explores motion in a variety of ways. Discover ways to use movement from artworks that suggest motion, objects that actually move, and gestures artists make when creating art. Balance, flip, bend, and sway as you create dynamic originals of your own.

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.


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.