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: Children's Day

Family Tours
Sharf Visitor Center
10:45 am, Noon, 1 pm
Join our educators on a kid-friendly 30-minute tour to search the Museum for images of children from around the world!

Celebrate Children's Day with Willamarie Moore
Riley Seminar Room, 156
11 am, 12:30 and 1:30 pm
Join author and educator Willamarie Moore as she shares the Japanese tradition of Children's Day, celebrated every May! Create your own origami samurai helmet.

Story Hour
Upper Rotunda
11:30 am
Drop in to enjoy stories about spring! Stay for one story or for the whole hour. Great for toddlers.

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

Family Crest
Level LG
Check out the signs and symbols on the amazing armor in "Samurai!" in Gund Gallery, LG31. Join us outside the exit of the exhibition to design your own family crest armor. Which animals and symbols will you choose to represent your family?

Cherry Blossom Collage
Gallery 280
Discover images of spring on screens and scrolls in Gallery 280. Join us to create your own springtime collage!

Carp Banner
Shapiro Family Courtyard
In Japan, families fly a carp banner for each child in their house on Children's Day. Join us to create your own carp banner!

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