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A Space for Youth to Create and Play

Join us for hands-on art activities, workshops, classes, and more led by the Taft Museum of Art learning and engagement team.

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Museum Moment

Every Sunday and Monday

12–12:20 p.m.

Stop by the museum for an art break! Join us for a 20-minute, close-looking experience with a work of art in our collection every Sunday and Monday in the collection galleries. 

Included with FREE Sunday and Monday general admission! No registration required. 


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FREE! Family Funday | Hide-and-Seek Animals

Sunday, April 21

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cats, cows, and quails, OH MY! Join the author, Taft Assistant Curator Angela Fuller as she reads her new children’s book, Hide-and-Seek Animals at the Taft Museum of Art. Plus, introduce your family to art from around the world with colorful artworks from the museum’s collection, a petting zoo, and more! 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Dater Education Space | Art-making inspired by Hide-and-Seek Animals at the Taft Museum of Art by Angela Fuller.

10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Farmer Family Lobby | Milk/Coffee and Cookie Bar for purchase

10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Front Lawn | Good Green Earth Farm presents Petting Zoo inspired by Hide-and-Seek Animals at the Taft Museum of Art by Angela Fuller.

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Lindner Family Café | Food available for purchase

12 p.m.–4 p.m. | Lindner Family Café | Specialty cocktails available for purchase

1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Music Room | Author reading of Hide-and-Seek Animals at the Taft Museum of Art followed by a museum tour to seek animals.

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Farmer Family Lobby | Book signing for books purchased in giftshop.

2:30–3:30 p.m. | Luther Hall | Band in a Bus presents Strums and Drums Workshop.

This is a free event! Registration is not required, and museum admission is FREE! 

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*This special book will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop for $9.99.   

Workshop | Movement & Music with Bi-Okoto

Sunday, April 28
Sunday, May 12

10:30–11:30 a.m.

With live drumming, this class will teach you the fundamentals of traditional West African dance with an emphasis on an understanding of the accompanying drum rhythms. Classes start with a thorough warm-up, followed by a sequence of movements across the floor. The session runs for 45 minutes, with time reserved for Q&A.  

All skill levels are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to wear tights, loose tops, tank tops; wrappers and lapas are optional. Recommended for ages 13+  Free for Taft members, $5 for non-members. Museum admission sold separately.  


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FREE! Family Funday

Sunday, June 16

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the museum with our free Family Fundays throughout the year! Enjoy music, art-making, and gallery experiences that will be sure to inspire your young creators.

Celebrate the exhibition Moment in Time with art activities, food and drinks specials in the Lindner Family Café, family tours, and musical guests. 

This is a free event! Registration is not required. Museum admission is free.

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Create & Play

Third Wednesday of the Month

10:15–11 a.m.

Bring your young one to the Taft! Explore the galleries together while learning about art through guided activities and interactive games. Then get creative in the studio and make your own masterpiece to take home. This monthly program is designed for children ages 2–6 and their caregivers.

In observance of Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, the museum will be closed. No programs will be held. 

Wednesday, May 15 | Musical Moments

Wednesday, July 17 | Moment in Time 

Wednesday, August 21 | Transportation at the Taft

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The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Family-Friendly Performances

Sundays, June 23, July 14, July 21
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–3 p.m. 

In this topsy turvy explosion of movement, music, and whimsical mayhem, you will tea party like you’ve never tea partied before with this immersive, 90-minute interactive theater experience. As a guest in Wonderland, we’re placing you right alongside Alice. You will help Alice wind her way through the adventures of Wonderland to get back home. Along the way, you will adorn yourself in tea party hats, play croquet with the Queen, and dine on the most delectable array of treats with the March Hare and Mad Hatter! 

Ticket price includes a delicious assortment of sweet and savory bites alongside a selection of Churchill’s Fine Teas. 

$45 Taft members; $55 non-members; $35 children (12 and under). Reservations required. Price includes tax and gratuity. Alcoholic beverages are available for additional purchase (ages 21+). Please note: the café may adjust service offerings on these days. 


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Education Sponsors

The Williams Foundation

Children's Education Programs Generously Supported by

Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust


Family Funday
Presenting Media Partner

Artists Reaching Classrooms Sponsor

Chemed Foundation

The Robert Gould Foundation

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