Museum At Home
We love introducing you to all kinds of activities in the Children's Museum and MuseumLab, and love it even more when you keep the activities and creativity going at home.
Kid makers, please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always use safety precautions when using tools of any kind.
Early Learning @ Home
Our Early Childhood team has created activity sheets for our youngest learners and their caregivers to explore. Each month, we'll share themed activities focused on Art + Making, Wellness, and Outdoor Exploration. Click on the month to download the activity sheet.
January: Wishes Make wishing sticks, meditation chains, and go on a wish tree hike.
February: Warmth Practice simple partner yoga poses, paint a kindness stone, try a hot cocoa recipe & more.
Tough Art @ Home 2020
We're so excited to announce Tough Art @ Home 2020, our first-ever virtual version of the annual Tough Art program!
We retooled this normally in-person residency this year and created a virtual option for creative, hands-on learning opportunities.
Five incredible artists have created art-making activities inspired by their creative process for you to try at home.
Check out video instructions for creative activities you can try at home. We post new projects often, so keep checking back!
Kid makers, please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always be very careful when using tools of any kind.
Window Art Gallery - Extended
Share your artistic talents for others to enjoy! We're displaying our visitors' beautiful art in our Window Gallery while the Children's Museum is closed. If you have art you would like to share, just put it in our drop box on the Museum's front porch.
We are not able to return art donations, so please drop off pieces that you don't mind parting with.
Let's Go Outside
There are always interesting things to discover in our backyards and neighborhoods!
We believe the voices of children and families help us connect to each other, and the world - and what better way to start than a “Neighborhood Singalong” of the iconic song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” from our friend and mentor, Fred Rogers?
Our friends responded in amazing and heartwarming ways.
New Ways to Say "Hi!"
Many of you shared the ways that you say "hi" in these days of social distancing. Thank you for lending your creativity, humor and love to this collection!
The Makeshop Show
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, we created The Makeshop Show to introduce our (then) new MAKESHOP exhibit and making activities to our audience. We created online content for the show to show off some really cool projects and makers through videos, blog posts, contests and interviews. Please enjoy these throwback videos from 2011 - 2014 - because creative DIY projects never get old!