These online resources
provide information and activities about the collection.
Family Guides to print out prior to your visit.
A Family Guide to Arms and Armor
A Family Guide to Egyptian Mummies
2012-2013 ZMD Family Guide
Drop in every Sunday afternoon anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the galleries. Each month's activities focus on a different, family-friendly theme. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 pm.
Learn more about family sundays
Family Sundays are sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. Additional support is provided by Macy's.
Classes and Workshops
Join us to look at and make amazing art—no experience necessary. Museum classes
give young learners the opportunity to explore different cultures, time periods, and, of course, art!
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Youth Classes for 3–5 Year Olds
Wee WednesdaysThird Wednesday of each Month:
Youth Classes for 6–8 Year Olds
January 15, February 19, March 19; 10:30–11:30 amFree
; pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Perfect for pre-kindergarteners and their parents. This hour-long Museum experience allows tots to use their imaginations during a gallery tour, story time, and a hands-on art project.
Registration is open for the following dates:
January 15February 19March 19
Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am
Youth Classes for 9–12 Year Olds
These workshops meet the second Saturday of every month.
December 14: Color Collision
With a tour though our new East Wing, we will explore the bold and colorful works of artists like Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella. The morning will conclude with an art project that will experiment with color mixing and matching.
Ancient ExplorationsSaturdays, January 18, 25, and February 1, 8, 15
(5 sessions) 10:30 am–noon
Fee: $100 ($75 Museum Members)Register
Step back in time during this five-week course. Each week, students will explore the people and art of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Americas. Activities include storytelling, hands-on art activities, and gallery walks.
Saturday, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Youth Classes for 13–18 Year Olds
These workshops meet the third Saturday of every month.
December 14: Back to the Future
Travel through time and discover futurist objects in our collection. You'll have time to explore these groundbreaking art pieces and make your own futuristic sculpture.
Off the WallSaturdays, January 18, 25, and February 1, 8, 15
(5 sessions) 1:00–3:00 pm
Fee: $125 ($100 Museum Members)Register
This five-week class is all about 3-D art. Spend some time in the galleries learning about artists who up-cycle and recycle materials, sculpt from clay, and construct wooden three-dimensional works. Experiment and create your own sculptures using clay, wire, wood, and everyday objects.
Comic MadnessSaturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
(5 Sessions) 1:00–3:00 pm
Fee: $150 ($120 Museum Members)Register
Led by illustrator and author Jeff Weigel, this studio class is perfect for the young comics enthusiast. Students will learn the basic skills used in comics illustration and develop their very own comic book character.