Family Play Days

Play Days at the CMA are free opportunities for families to be creative and curious and connect through art together. Events include music, storybook readings, games, and art making for the whole family. Each event has a theme that relates to an exhibition, artist, or artworks in the CMA’s collection.  Check back here for upcoming Play Days and Open Studios.

Open Studios

Open Studios provides free, drop-in art making sessions designed for the whole family, encouraging creativity and bonding through hands-on activities. Each session is themed, providing a diverse range of hands-on activities to help participants explore, experiment, and express themselves.

Woman and child making at table together

Upcoming Events

  • Open Studio: Patchwork

    Woman and child sitting in art classroom holding up art project
    Daily, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. from Tue, Mar 26, 2024 until Fri, Mar 29 2024

    ATRM Atrium

  • Play Day: Chroma

    child and man playing with colored cellophane on a light box
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    ATRM Atrium


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, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack 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.