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Beginning January 1, 2015 there will be a $5 per child (17 and under) activity fee for those who wish to participate in Art Venture. Fee includes Roanoke City Admissions Tax. Art Venture is always free to our Museum members, adults, and chaperones.

Join us with a Family Membership today and always enjoy Art Venture for free!

Hours of operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Holiday hours of operation:

  Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  Christmas Eve: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  Christmas Day: Closed
  New Years Day: Closed

Art Venture is an innovative exploratory gallery for youth and families. Visitors to Art Venture can paint, explore printmaking, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing, create sculptures, display artwork, and much more. This interactive hands-on learning environment includes continuously changing programming that engages ages 2 to 13 year olds as well as older students and connects to our exhibitions and permanent collections.

Art Venture Group Time

Groups of 10 or more wishing to spend time in Art Venture as part of a daycare field trip, community summer camps, and spring or winter break programs will need to call ahead to reserve time in Art Venture. Additional staff and art supplies will be provided to guide your group through the variety of activities available.

Please note that groups who do not call ahead to reserve Art Venture Group Time may still be asked to pay per child to use the facilities. Staff members will do their best to accommodate you at the time of your visit.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 per Child, Chaperones are free (one per 5 children is required)
Gift Certificate: Purchase Art Venture Group Time as a gift for friends, family, and children's organizations.

Reservations should be made at least 3 weeks ahead of desired reservation date. To arrange, please contact Hillary Hardison, Children's Education Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

13 Interactive Stations

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Music and Visual Art, Architecture, Theatre, Sensory Wall, Giant Dry Erase Board, Color Wheel, 3D Printing, Older Student Stations, and Community Display Area. Stations have self-directed activities with curriculum connections and guiding questions to stimulate learning.