Family Play Days

Play Day: Wander Wild

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Ames Family Atrium and Parker Hannifin Corporation Donor Gallery (North Courtyard Lobby)


Join us this April as we celebrate the natural world with this Earth Day–inspired event. Play Days at the CMA are opportunities for the whole family to be creative, be curious, and connect through art.  

This spring’s program focuses on the different ways artists are inspired by nature in their work, including the tools and materials they use, the subjects they explore, and the objects they create. Go on a nature adventure through the museum’s permanent collection to see what plants and animals you can discover. The afternoon includes art-making activities, music, games, and more.

The event features the following activities:​ 

  • Zoom in on real art objects with microscopes from the CMA’s objects conservation lab
  • Explore objects hands on with artworks from the CMA’s education art collection
  • Visit Artist in the Atrium: Papermaking with Plants with artist J. Leigh Garcia
  • Participate in a writing activity with Lake Erie Ink
  • Learn about local dye plants and create seed bombs with featured artist Maggie Latham
  • Try screenprinting with the CMA’s TeenCo Lab teens
  • Contribute to a giant nature-inspired community artwork
  • Play with music, games, 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 the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, Roy Smith, and the Trilling Family Foundation.