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Programs & Events for Families & Teens

Discover the visual arts in a whole new way through our full schedule of youth, family and teen programs. Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum with your family through an array of special events. Celebrate art by engaging your children in hands-on art activities, exciting performances, story times, gallery visits and more!

If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or fill out the accessibility request form.

A group of young people pose in front of a  10 x 10 Teen Art Expo banner 10x10 Teen Art Expo

Calling all teens! Apply for volunteer opportunities at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

A young person leans on a table in the REC, intently focused on their drawing Art Together: Art Making for Families with Children Ages 3–5

Create together with your little one in this hands-on art studio designed for early artists ages 3–5.

A baby in a sling and their parent enjoy an artwork Baby Tours

This 40-minute experience introduces you and your infant (ages 0–2) to the world of art with a tour designed to stimulate their developing minds. 

Girl Scouts. Boy Scouts of America Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

The museum offers a wide range of gallery and art-making experiences. We encourage Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to utilize these resources including our Scout Gallery Guides.

A smiling kid holds up their artwork for another smiling kid CAM Kids Day

Enjoy a day full of art activities for the whole family!

A guest and their parent explore the galleries Choose Your Own Gallery Adventure

Make your way through the galleries on this tour based on the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. 

A couple holding kids looks at an artwork Family Storytime and Gallery Walk

Explore the galleries by stopping at different artworks for a hands-on learning activity and a related story.  

A white mother and daughter hold their paintings of cats Family Studio: Art Making for Families with Children Ages 6–12

Learn art-making techniques to create a unique work of art. Designed for families with children ages 6–12.

Two young kids stand in front of a CAM staffer reading a picture book REC Reads

Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed story books, songs, and sensory activities.

Rosenthal Education Center (REC) logo Rosenthal Education Center (REC)

The REC has a dedicated interactive space with themes based on the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and/or elements of art and world cultures.

A See Play Learn Kit with games and learning materials See Play Learn Kits

See Play Learn Kits are gallery activity totes designed to encourage creative discussion and learning in the galleries of the Cincinnati Art Museum! See Play Learn Kits can be checked out from the Visitor Services Desk.

Students sketch the downtown Cincinnati skyline from the museum hillside Summer Camp

Campers experience daily gallery visits, hands-on artmaking, collaborative art installations, and more!

A group of friends sit at a table on Art Climb Art on the Rise

This innovative monthly program brings together live performances and art-making activities on Art Climb—with an abundance of fun for all participants!


Supported by

Charles H. Dater Foundation


Family programs are presented by:

 Bank of America