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.

Family Night
Celebrating the exhibition Everyday People: The Arts of James E. Ransome
Thursday, January 23, 5-8 pm

See the Mind's Eye exhibition and hear artist James Ransome and author Lesa Cline-Ransome talk about their collaborative process of making children's picture books. This free event is open to all. Special guests: our friends from Howard Kennedy Elementary School.

The evening's schedule:
5-8 pm - Visit the galleries - including the community gallery, featuring Ransome-inspired artwork made by Skinner Magnet Center students - and make art of your own!
5:15 pm & 6:45 pm - Story Time
5:30 pm - Artist/Author Presentation
6:30 pm - Artist/Author Book Signing

This author/illustrator visit is made possible by the generosity of The Sherwood Foundation.

Stroller Tours
Joslyn offers docent-guided tours designed for parents 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 Brands 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 - Moms and Dads meetup groups, too!

January 15  - Portraits at Joslyn
February 19  - Highlights of the European Collection
March 18  - * Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography

 Free for Joslyn members and infants/toddlers, $5 general public adults (payable at the door). * Temporary Exhibitions $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.

Family Scavenger Hunts

Stop by the EdTech Gallery to pick up a scavenger hunt, then let the gallery adventure begin! Try Summertime or Emoji 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.

Just for Girl Scouts

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


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