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Digital Sculpture Guide

Download and print this guide to our sculpture gardenSho Sculpture, or pick up a copy at the front desk. It contains several fun activities designed for all ages!

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.

activity bags at the Meadows Museum

Connect & Create

Children doing crafts in the Meadows MuseumFirst Saturdays (of most months)

10:30–11:30 a.m.


Families come in all shapes and sizes and so does creativity. The Meadows Museum and Highland Park Library invite kids and their grown-ups to join us on the first Saturday of the month to get creative together. Each session includes story time by Highland Park Library and an art project facilitated by SMU student Museum Experience Ambassadors

Free with regular museum admission. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for non-SMU students. Members are free. Active military and their families are free. Free museum admission for youth 18 and under is made possible by a grant from Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.

Designed for children ages four to six, but all are welcome. This program is not a drop-in program. Each session begins at 10:30 am and ends at 11:30 am.

Click here to view upcoming sessions and register.

Art On the Go Kits

Art on the Go Activity bags at Meadows MuseumThis fall, the museum is partnering with the Highland Park Library to offer free Art on the Go kits. Families can pick up a new kit every month at Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library or the front desk of the Meadows Museum. Each month’s kit offers a new art project designed for all ages.

Open Studio

""Third Weekend of the Month

1–4 p.m.


Drop by the Studio each month for the opportunity to explore materials and create art projects inspired by works on view at the museum. Each month will feature a new project and all materials will be provided.

This program is free but does not include museum admission. Designed for all ages.

No advance registration required.

Sensory Cart

Second Weekend of the Month

1–3 p.m.


Stop by the Sensory Cart in the galleries to explore art through multiple senses. Visitors are invited to feel a variety of materials, experience specific scents, and listen to recordings that evoke a work of art. Each month, the cart will highlight a different work on view.

This program is free with museum admission. Advance registration is not required. Designed for all ages.

Family Day: String Thing

Sunday

April 7 | 2–4 p.m.

This family day celebrates knitting to weaving and everything in between. Enjoy art-making, gallery activities, story time, and more as you explore all the ways artists use string, yarn, and thread at the Meadows Museum. Strollers are welcome, changing tables will be available, and parking in the museum’s underground lot is free.

This is not a drop-off program; children must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18. 

This program is FREE and includes admission to the museum. 

Children’s Drawing from the Masters

""Third Sunday of the Month

3:30–4:30 p.m.

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. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for non-SMU students. Members are free. Active military and their families are free. Free museum admission for youth 18 and under is made possible by a grant from Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.

This is not a drop-off program; children must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18.

Click here to view and register for upcoming sessions.