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Family Play Day

A detail of a painting with animal heads growing on plants like flowers

A floral fantasy of animals and birds (Waq-waq) (detail), early 1600s. Mughal India. Gum tempera and gold on paper; page: 37.6 x 26.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection, 2013.319

Play Day: Supernatural

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
Ames Family Atrium

About The Event

Join us for an enchanting day and immerse yourselves in the mystical world of the supernatural. Delve into a rich tapestry of myths from around the world and the hidden symbolism of nature as we unleash our creative spirits together in a magical, family-friendly adventure. This fall’s program explores mystery and folklore. Explore the museum with a travel guide that helps you navigate the symbols and stories that live in the CMA’s permanent collection. This imagination-filled day includes art making, music, games, and more. 


The event features the following activities:

  • Zoom in on real art objects with microscopes from the CMA’s conservation team. 
  • Try hands-on object exploration with artworks from the CMA’s education art collection. 
  • Create a creature-comfort terrarium with moss and natural materials.
  • Contribute to a giant mythical creature–inspired community artwork.
  • Collage your own supernatural guardian.
  • Participate in a writing activity with Lake Erie Ink.
  • Enjoy games, music, and more!

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.