Family Programs

We have removed dates and times from most programming taking place over the next month. We hope to offer these events in the future. The well-being of our visitors, staff, interns, docents, volunteers and community is the Harn Museum of Art’s top priority and we are currently closed to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
Please be sure to check back for updates and connect with us online through our Watch + Listen page and social media channels ( Facebook | Instagram | Twitter ).


Family Days

This program is ideal for families with children ages 5 – 11, but all ages are welcome.

Family Day: Curiouser and Curiouser
Date: TBD
Explore the curious and imaginative world of Alice through a guided tour of Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking Glass. Discover how a favorite tale can spark creativity and translate into works of art. Create your own fantastic narrative by striking a pose for a photo booth picture then collaging your own fairy tale story. This program is ideal for families with children ages 5 – 11, but all ages are welcome.


Family Day: Metal Masters
Saturday, August 22, 1 – 4 pm
Join us as we explore the beauty and power of metal arts in Africa. Take a tour of Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa and discover how artists transform copper, iron and gold into dazzling forms. Gain inspiration from your favorite works then create your own metal art inspired form. This program is ideal for families with children ages 5 – 11, but all ages are welcome.


5th Avenue Arts Festival Activity Booth

Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa Activities
Date: TBD

Visit the Harn Museum of Art’s booth for activities and conversation at the 5th Avenue Arts Festival. Visitors will express themselves and share ideas about communities and strength through the creation of a pop-up mural and art activities inspired by the exhibition. The festival is organized by the Cultural Arts Coalition of Gainesville and located at NW 6th Street and 5th Avenue, just off of W. University Avenue.



Tot Times

Join us the first Friday of each month from 11 am to noon for an engaging tour and art-making program for children ages 2 - 5 and their families. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register. 

June 5 | Looking at Line
July | No Tot Time 
August 7 | Art Athletes 
September 4 | ABCs of Art
October 2 | Dotted Dreams 
November 6 | Museum on the Move 
December 4 | Wintertime Still Life 



"Always-on Activities"

Stop by the Bishop Study Center the next time you are at the museum and participate in our always-on activities. Visit the Kids + Families area of our website for a description of activities available.


Looking for Art Camps for Kids?

Learn more about our Thanksgiving, Spring Break and Summer Art Camps, here.