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!

Click here 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.

Girl Scouts artVenture
Sunday, February 25, @ 1 pm

From Daisies to Ambassadors, members of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and their families are invited to visit Joslyn for artVenture! Girls will explore the galleries, view work by Ed Ruscha in the Word/Play exhibition, adn make their own art. They'll even earn a special patch!

Advance registration and payment is required; visit for details.

Big Brothers/Sisters/Couples
Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 pm

Calling all Big Brothers/Big Sisters/Big Couples - join us at Joslyn for a special night of art-making, refreshments, and gallery activities! More details at

Advance registration is required and opens in February. Email and reference "Night at Joslyn Art Museum" in the subject line.

Nature/Play @ Joslyn
Saturday, April 14, 1-4 pm

Join us for a FREE day of family fun as we explore art and nature in playful ways! Presented in partnership with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, this event will feature gallery and garden activities highlighting plants, animals, and natural habitats. Come prepared to trek the Museum, indoors and out. Go on a scavenger hunt, encounter animal artifacts along the way, and maybe meet a live animal or two! Plus, get your hands dirty making nature-inspired art.

Tickets for the temporary exhibition Word/Play are always free for Joslyn members and children; $5 discounted ticket admission for adults during this event.

Stroller Tours

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 on Wednesdays at 9:30 am 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.      
  • January 17 - How Did They Do That?
  • February 21 - Word/Play: Prints, Photographs, and Paintings by Ed Ruscha *
  • March 21 - Show Me a Story
Free for Joslyn members and infants/toddlers, $5 general public adults (payable at the door). * Marks of Genius $10 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 Modern Artisan Baking.

Just for Girl Scouts

Joslyn offers a variety of workshops for Girl Scouts (Brownies & Juniors). Offered on Sundays throughout the year.


Family Scavenger Hunts

Stop by the EdTech Gallery to pick up a scavenger hunt, then let the gallery adventure begin! Try Fall into Autumn and others. Click here for details.

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.

Have questions? Call (402) 661-3860 or e-mail Joslyn's Youth and Family Programs Manager.