Our interactive family programs now offer parents and children the opportunity to explore the many aspects of art and culture together. Listen to storytelling in the galleries, take a family safari through our collection or create a piece of original artworkâ€”these are just a few of the entertaining activities the whole family can enjoy.
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Art Explorer Backpacks are designed to encourage families to not only have fun in the galleries with interactive activities but also to feel like the galleries are accessible and welcoming. Each backpack includes a sketchbook with colored pencils, a pair of binoculars, a compass, and hands-on activities that relate to the theme of the backpack chosen. Themes to choose from are pattern, color, shape, and the current traveling exhibition.More details
For interactive fun, look no further! Learn about art with scavenger hunts and other activities that get the whole family involved. With these family-friendly gallery guides, you'll see the fun side of art!
Available for free at the Family Friendly Kiosk.
The CMA's Interactive Education Gallery is a family friendly destination. It is always FREE and has several fun activities for parents to do with their children that relates to the student work being exhibited. Come visit the CMA today!
South Carolina Future Minds recently hosted an inaugural contest, “Celebrating Teachers” and encouraged elementary, middle and high school students from around the state to submit their artwork. A team of judges narrowed the submissions to the top 30 and Haylee Bush, a third grader at Boiling Springs Elementary won the most online votes during the...More details
A 2-hour party includes a 30-minute gallery tour, hands-on activity, paper products, invitations, and art smock for the birthday child. $185 for up to 15 participants. For more information or to book a party, call 343.2163
Come get your Passport to Art! This year-round program for families features a new hands-on art project each month. After spending time in our open studios, explore our galleries at your own leisure or join us for the Family Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Held the second Sunday of the month from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Young artists enjoy a story in the galleries while exploring works of art. Then off to the studios to create wonder works!
Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture during the Wee Wednesday series.
Fall Semester (Sept â€“ Dec) â€“ $48/$24 members*
Spring Semester (Jan - May)- $60/$30 members*
*Member discounts apply to Kids Plus! members and above.
This free, 45-minute guided and interactive tour explores the world of art in a way that can be enjoyed by all family members. Discover the CMA in a new way and learn how to talk about art with your children. Supported by SCE&G.
One Room Schoolhouse is designed especially for home-schooled children ages 4 and up and their parents. This program combines an exploration of the galleries with a creative activity in the studio. Programs take place in the mornings and afternoons on the second Friday of each month, September through May. Parents are responsible for the care and supervision of children.More details