Children and Families
Spectacular Saturdays | Gallery Art Workshops
Tours & Reservations | School Partnerships | Summer Camps
Discover, Create, Participate!
Art Venture Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Art Venture Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
Art Venture Activity Fee
$5 Per Child (age 12 months - 17 years): Full Access All-Day Wristband
Free to children covered by a Family Membership
No Charge for Parents & Chaperones
Interested in a Family Membership? Enjoy access to Art Venture, discounted rates for adult and children's studio art classes, and other benefits all year round.
Need-Based Scholarships Available for Family Membership. Download an application here.
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 children ages 12 months to 17 years and connects to our exhibitions and permanent collections.
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.
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 should to call ahead to reserve group time in Art Venture. Additional staff and art supplies will be provided to guide your group through the variety of activities available.
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: $5 per child, chaperones are free (one per 5 children is required)
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.
Children's programs at the Taubman Museum of Art provide family, school, and extracurricular groups with creative outlets and opportunities for facilitated learning. Age-appropriate activities are available for children age 12 months to 17 years in Art Venture, and docent-led tours or scavenger hunts can be used to help your child build connections to our current exhibitions.
Photographers are on duty at museum events to capture images for archives and publications. If you prefer not to have pictures taken of yourself or family members, please notify the photographer.
Learning & Programs
- Thursday Nights
- First Fridays: Art By Night
- Classes and Workshops
- Group Tours
- Scheduled Programs
- Yoga at the Taubman