Activity Bags


The Meadows Museum welcomes families with children to explore art together in our galleries. Drop in and check out an Activity Bag from the Visitor Services Desk to enjoy during your visit. These bags are filled with materials that will make your family visit to the Meadows Museum even more engaging. Come talk, make, and write about works of art together.

Free with regular museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

Activity Bags are in English and Spanish.

Family Saturdays


February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, & June 3 | 10:00 am–noon

Families come in all shapes and sizes and so does creativity. The Meadows Museum invites kids and their grown-ups to drop by the first Saturday of the month to get creative together. This program is presented in collaboration with Highland Park Library, and designed and facilitated in part by the Meadows Museum Student Collective.

This program is free with admission.

Designed for children ages four to nine, but all are welcome.

Visit the links below for more information about each unique session:

Children’s Drawing from the Masters



January 22, February 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21 | 3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction with artist and elementary art teacher Ian O’Brien. Each session provides children ages 5-12 with the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills.

Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.

Free with regular museum admission.

Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis. This is not a drop-off program; children must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18.


January 22
February 19
March 19
April 16 – included as part of “Family Day: Abstraction,” no separate ticket required
May 21

Family Day: Abstraction



April 16 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Color, line, shape, oh my! Enjoy art making, gallery activities, story time, and more as you explore the world of abstract art at the Meadows Museum.

Free admission and free parking.

Strollers welcome. Changing tables will be available and Spanish-speaking volunteers will be present.

Registration (link will open soon)