Join us this summer for an array of family programs designed to engage and inspire.
Remember! Museum admission is required for adults and children ages 13 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with the Blanton. Enjoy musical performances in the spirit of the season, explore the galleries while engaging in fun conversation, and search for creative inspiration in our special exhibitions to make festive art that you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones as a gift. Children 12 and under are free; program included with museum admission.
Be sure to review our online calendar for more family-friendly public programing.
Support for education programs at the Blanton is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Endowment.
Tips for Parents
Here are some helpful tips for talking to children about art at the museum.
Children enjoy art activities during the museum's Family Days
Take your time and limit what you see to one part of the collection or exhibition. Don't feel like you have to see the entire museum in one visit.
Remind your child not to touch the art. There are a few exceptions to this, so just ask one of our gallery assistants to be sure.
Let the child choose art he or she finds interesting, then, look at and talk about the work together. Here are some ideas for discussion:
Don't hesitate to go back to the same works. As with a favorite book or song, a child can see an artwork over and over again and discover something new about it each time.
Buy something like a postcard or art magnet at the end of your visit as a souvenir of your child's experience. This can enhance his or her memory of the works of art and can improve your child's comfort with looking at art.
And remember, it's okay not to know about a work of art. Just have fun and discover what you see together.