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Kids, Teens, and Families

The Cleveland Museum of Art is the perfect place for the whole family to find inspiration and ignite their imaginations in programs and resources designed especially for adults and the young people in their lives to enjoy together.

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.

Families playing with large strips of fabric in the atrium

Open Studios

Open Studios provide 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.

Adult and child making artwork together at a table

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

  • Open Studio

    Child making art at a table
    Weekly on Sun, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Classrooms B and C

Classes and Workshops

Family Resources

Explore your curiosity and practice your creative thinking skills with fun, playful activities, programs, and challenges inspired by works of art from the CMA’s collection. Free family Discovery Packs feature prompts and art making materials for in-gallery exploration. Stop by the information desk to pick up a pack on your next visit.

Fanny pack, cards with artwork on them, small notebooks, mechanical pencil, small magnifying glass, small box of colored pencils, mini canvas, and small temporary tattoo

Currently Under Curation (CUC) Fellows

The CUC Fellows is an advanced-level program where teens work together to curate and create art exhibitions and projects. They hone their skills in visual and written communication, design, research, and leadership while collaborating with other teens from across the region who share their interests...