This summer, find a cool place to entertain the kids and watch them discover a little culture-bonus! Three world- renowned art museums sitting side by side in the park-like Fort Worth Cultural District, just waiting for you and your family to explore.Your kids will see that museums aren't just for adults as each of the three museums offer unique programs designed to engage kids in the world of art.
Kids and Family Programs at Kimbell Art Museum
Any time you visit the Kimbell, you can find resources for families to enhance their gallery visit. Gallery Guides offer picture cards that provide fun facts and discussion questions to guide kids through the museum. Older kids might be interested in a Scavenger Hunt that encourages them to explore with fun questions. Audio Tours designed just for kids include a lively mix of narration and sound effects to engage kids ages 7-14. Stop at the Information Desk on the lower level of the museum to inquire about any of these programs.
The Kimbell Art Museum also offers scheduled programs throughout the year that are specially designed for kids. Pictures and Pages is a program designed for little Picassos (ages 4-6) that uses inspiration from popular storybooks as a springboard to simple art projects and discussion. Children’s Workshops offer creative and hands-on exploration for school aged children. Selected Saturday afternoons are reserved for Family Festivals, where families can enjoy art projects and live performances.
Kids and Family Programs at Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The most unique program at the Amon Carter is the New Parents Tour. These “stroller tours” are designed for parents and grandparents with little ones two and under. The tour engages adults in a new aspect of the museum each month, ensuring that your brain isn’t completely taken over by baby talk and PBS. Storytime is also offered each Wednesday throughout the summer. Adults and children 8 and under will be treated to a story and then discuss works of art related to a theme. After story time,create a work of art together while enjoying cookies and lemonade.
Kids and Family Programs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The programs at the Modern are designed to get the kids into the gallery to be inspired and then create. Led by local artists, docents, and education staff, these programs are highly immersive. Drawing from the Collection with Children encourages children to put pencil to paper as they journey through the gallery and participate in informal sketching lessons. Wonderful Wednesdays are designed for young children and focus on just a few works of the permanent collection. This docent led tour is includes a project that is perfect for little artists.