Family Programs

The Museum of Arts and Design offers diverse opportunities for audiences of all ages to explore art and design.

Family Workshops

MAD family workshops are inspired by the exhibitions on view and take place on select Saturdays and Sundays. Workshops offer hands-on, art-making experience for visitors ages five and up to learn new skills and ideas together in the Museum’s art studio. 

Art Alive

Art Alive  is a drop-in, artist-led maker experience for intergenerational audiences on Thursday afternoons from 4–6 pm. The program usually takes place in one of the exhibitions and sometimes in the Museum's classroom. Discussions and activities are ongoing so visitors can join at any time. Art Alive is free with admission to MAD.



Birthday Parties

A MAD birthday party is a creative, fun-filled celebration of your child’s special day. We take care of setup and cleanup, you enjoy private access to our studio classroom, an experienced artist-educator to lead a hands-on art project, art-themed party favors, and more! Members enjoy a 10 percent discount.

Birthday party prices and party themes.

MAD is grateful to Material for the Arts for its in-kind support of our Family Programs.

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