Preschool Play Dates

Creative gallery fun for preschoolers & adults

preschoolplaydate658Join us for some fun-filled, creative gallery experiences designed for preschool children (ages 3–4) with an adult. Explore a new theme each time you visit, as you and your child look, talk, and create together with the guidance of teaching artists.   

$20 ($14 members) per parent and child pair, per session. Morning session: 10:15–11:30 a.m.; Afternoon session: 12:30–1:45 p.m.  For more info or to register, visit the Summer Camps website. 

June 10: Pattern Play 
Examine paintings and sculptures to find repeated colors and shapes.

June 17: Shape Up  
Compare geometric and organic shapes in paintings, sculptures, and architecture. 

June 24: Treasure Hunt  
Follow clues and discover hidden treasures in the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries of decorative arts. 

July 1: Portrait Party  
Find faces in paintings and sculptures. Learn to draw portraits in the museum’s galleries. 

July 8: Rojo, Amarillo, Azul  
Learn the Spanish and English names for colors you find in the galleries and experiment with color mixing and blending. 

July 15: Little Architects  
Find architectural elements in the museum’s Hall of Architecture. Design a fanciful facade to take home with you. 

July 22: Map Quest  
Practice reading a map with the help of your grown-up explorers and discover new places in the museum. Create a map of your own! 

July 29: Art Vacation  
Bring your favorite grown-up and take a “vacation” in the museum’s gallery. 

August 5: Color Your World  
Find all of the colors of the rainbow in paintings and sculptures. 

August 12: Art Cat’s Book Club  
Listen to Art Cat’s favorite stories. Make artwork that depicts characters, settings, and plots you find in paintings and sculptures.