Gallery Activities and Tours

Open to all members. Activities and programs for ages 4 and up take place throughout the Museum. Create art, enjoy an interactive performance, go on a kid-friendly tour, and more. Admission is based on your membership privileges.

Member Family Day: The Art of Travel

Family Tours
Sharf Visitor Center
10:30 am, Noon, and 1 pm
You won’t need your passport for this worldwide tour. Just hop on board with one of our educators for a family-friendly 30-minute tour of art from around the globe.

Story Hour
Gallery 171
11:30 am
Drop in to enjoy tales of travels! Stay for one story or for the whole hour. Great for toddlers.

Music and Dance
Gallery LG36
1 pm
Transport yourself to 17th-century Massachusetts! Musicians Seven Times Salt perform songs about the Pilgrims and their journey to America.

Art-Making Activities 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Egyptian Boats
Gallery 119
Travel back in time to ancient Egypt! Look at different ways Egyptians traveled the Nile, and then create a collage of your own Egyptian-inspired boat.

The Artful Adventurer
Gund Gallery, LG31 and Shapiro Family Courtyard
Journey through “John Singer Sargent Watercolors” in Gallery LG31, and explore the wonderful places that artist John Singer Sargent saw on his travels. Continue his creative adventure! Put on your Sargent mustache and head to Shapiro Family Courtyard to draw a view that inspires you.

African Excursion
Gallery 172 and Druker Family Pavilion, 159
Explore the mystical kingdom of Benin! Discover pendants in Gallery 172 that were believed to protect their wearers, and then head to the studio to create your own pendant in clay.

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