Exploring the Museum with children can be especially rewarding. It presents an opportunity to share ideas and personal opinions, surprise each other, and discover the world through artists’ eyes. Start your visit in the PhxArtKids Gallery, with a selection of hands-on and brains-on activities to get you really looking and thinking about art.
Pick up a Scavenger Hunt or a KidPack at Visitor Services to guide your journey through our collections. There is no need to know all about art – discover it together! Or join us for quarterly themed PhxArtKids Days that highlight one of our special exhibitions with unique art-making activities.
Teens have their own events at the Museum, with hands-on activities, artist discussions, and poetry slams. Look for these events on the Calendar on select Wednesday evenings or First Friday nights. Teens will find many of their peers hanging out in the galleries.
An art museum is not only a place to wonder at the creativity of people across time and space. It’s a place to exercise YOUR creativity as you wander the galleries. This year, PhxArtKids invites you to imagine stories inspired by groups of artworks from the Museum’s collection. We’ve brought together paintings and sculptures you’ve probably never seen in settings that are a little strange, a little spooky, a little amusing. Let your imagination run wild to create and share stories that connect these artworks. We’ll even collect and print some of your story ideas for all of our visitors to enjoy. Let the Museum be your point of inspiration!
KidPacksChildren ages 6 to 10 and their adult companions will enjoy exploring the Museum with this child-size backpack full of activity cards, puzzles, looking activities and other creative challenges that correspond to art in the Museum's collection. KidPacks can be checked out for free in the lobby; a limited number of KidPacks are available.