Family Art Lab & Learning
The Springfield Art Museum has many opportunities for families to engage in self-guided art-making, free play, experimentation, and ways to extend the Museum experience at home! The Family Art Lab & Book Nook feature art-making projects and supplies, art books, games, toys, and puzzles. FREE Take-Home Project Bags allow families to create their own works of art inspired by the artists, artworks, and themes present in the Museum's permanent collection and exhibitions.
Take-Home Project Bags
Take-Home Project Bags contain materials and instructions for projects inspired by works in our collection. Project bags are most appropriate for children ages 3-12.
Register for your free project bag and then pick it up in the Museum's Lobby. Don't forget to share your work in progress or completed project with us on social media using the hashtag #sgfprojectbag
Help Keep Project Bags FREE!
Since beginning the Take-Home Project Bag initiative, the Museum has distributed well over 20,000 project bags to individual families and local schools! Donations to our Education Fund - large or small - help keep projects like Take-Home Project Bags, Pre-K Open Studios, Teen Open Studios, and Gesture Drawing accessible to everyone in our community.
Simply select "Education" from the drop-down list on our online donation form. We appreciate your generosity and partnership in helping us to deliver art-making programs to our community!
Join us for a morning of hands-on art exploration, designed specifically for homeschoolers! The Springfield Art Museum’s Homeschool Day will include a drop-in art activities for kids ages 5 and up, guided in-gallery activities, and a self-guided scavenger hunt through the exhibition galleries. Kids under 5 years of age are welcome to play and explore in the Family Art Lab.
This program is provided by the Museum at no cost. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. A parent or guardian may register up to 10 individuals (including adults, school-aged children, and children under 3) on one form.
*Please note that parents/guardians are required to attend this event with their children and must accompany them while onsite. Children may not be dropped off at the Museum alone or left unsupervised during this event.