Programs for Kids @ Joslyn
We aim for kid-friendly!
Besides special programs and events, Joslyn provides children and
families with tools to engage in independent art exploration and
hands-on learning. When you're at the Museum, visit Art Works: A Place for Curiosity
to enjoy nine hands-on activity stations with connections
to art in the galleries, or stop by the Scott EdTech Gallery
to pick-up a
printed gallery guide, check-out an Art Pack, explore art using an
iPad, and more!
for a printable flyer of kids and family programs at Joslyn Art Museum.
Para obtener un folleto imprimible de los niños y los programas para la familia en el Museo de Arte Joslyn, haga click aqui.
Sunday, June 14 @ 2 pm
Author, storyteller, and folklorist Donna Washington's vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic physicality make her stories come alive, enthralling audiences from age four to 104. Ms. Washington has been featured at the National storytelling festival and at venues on three continents. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a range of tales from this versatile and accomplished teller! Tickets at the door: $5 Joslyn/Nebraska StoryArts members and students; $7 all others. This event will feature an American Sign Language Interpreter.
Joslyn will host a Storytelling Camp
(ages 9-high school) with Ms. Washington, June 15-19 from 11 am-4 pm.
Details and registration at nebraskastoryarts.org.
Presented in partnership with Nebraska StoryArts.
Joslyn offers docent-guided tours designed for moms, dads, and caregivers to look at and talk about art with other adults, while being mindful of young ones in arms and strollers. Gather in Joslyn's ConAgra Foods Atrium at 9:15am for complimentary pastries and refreshments. Then head to the galleries for 10 am tours that will keep you up-to-date on Joslyn's permanent collection and exciting special exhibitions. Tandem strollers and crying babies welcome!
Click here to register.
- June 17 - Birding at Joslyn
- July 15 - A Stroll in the Garden
- Aug. 19 - Art Seen
Free for Joslyn members and infants/toddlers, $5 general public adults. Space is limited; reservations are requested. Questions? Call (402) 661-3860 or email Joslyn's Youth and Family Programs Manager
Breakfast pastries donated by J. Skinner Artisan Baking.
It's never too early for stories and art! Preschoolers and young readers, accompanied by an adult, as invited to this FREE, artful reading program presented by Joslyn and Omaha Public Library. Stop by the Museum each month when a children's librarian will read thematic stories and engage little ones in simple activities connecting them to artworks. Older siblings are welcome, too.
Tuesdays @ 10:30 am:
June 16 - Summer
July 21 - Yellow
Aug. 18 - Mystery
Stop by the EdTech Gallery to pick up a scavenger hunt, then let the gallery adventure begin! Try Wild Things, Signs of Spring,
and others. Click here
Do you have kids who snicker at art with nudes and you don't know what to say? Try Undressing the Nudes
for a brief exploration of the nude in art and an explanation of why the figure is an important symbolic and technical tool for artists.
Joslyn offers a variety of workshops for Girl Scouts (Brownies & Juniors) & Boy Scouts (Cubs & Webelos). Offered on Sundays throughout the year.
for more information on Girl Scout Workshops.
for more information on Boy Scout Workshops.
Have questions? Call (402) 661-3860 or e-mail Joslyn's Youth and Family Programs Manager.