Art Packs @ Joslyn

Go exploring through Joslyn with an Art Pack!

Visit the Scott EdTech Gallery and check-out one of our theme-based backpacks. Art Packs are fun, educational tools for families and small school groups to use as they explore the Museum galleries. Each Art Pack contains objects and suggested activities that encourage children to look closely and learn about selected artworks within a particular theme or gallery. Designed for groups of up to five children (ages 5-12), accompanied by at least one adult, most Art Packs can be completed in 30-45 minutes.

Mini Art Packs
Perfect for the toddler set, each Mini Art Pack includes a board book, an educational toy, and a simple gallery looking activity. Check one out for FREE.
  • Color - Read Seven Blind Mice, look for colors in art, and play with colorful building blocks.
  • Shape - Read Ship Shapes, looks for shapes in art, and play with a shape sorting cube.
  • Big & Small - Read Opposites, look for opposites in art, and play with a unique set of building blocks.
  • Near & Far - Read Where is the Green Sheep?, look for things near and far, and put together a puzzle.
Pre-School Art Packs
These Art Packs were created for our 4 & 5 year old friends.  Each pack includes several activities and a coloring project.
  • On the Farm - Visit Stone City, Iowa in this farming adventure with artist Grant Wood.
  • Ballerina - Visit the graceful Little Dancer from artist Edgar Degas to see if you can imagine yourself as a dancer.
  • Hide & Seek - Take a peek at a small part of a work of art and then see if you can find the larger work in the galleries.
Try these other Art Pack adventures:
  • Discovery Garden - Enjoy some fresh air and some amazing sculpture with this interactive Art Pack.
  • Sketch & Scribble - Great for all ages, this fun art pack explores different drawing and writing techniques while looking at several artworks in the permanent collection.
  • Impressionism - Take a step back in time with this Art Pack. Hear the sound of horse hooves clattering on cobblestone streets and practice ballet poses with our "tiny dancer."
  • Myths & Monsters - Explore mythology throughout different cultures.
  • Geotechture - Go on an adventure to find out the type of rocks used to build Joslyn Art Museum.

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