A Hands-on Learning Environment

Art Venture is an innovative exploratory gallery for youth and families. Visitors to Art Venture can paint, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing and printmaking, 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.

14 Interactive Stations

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Music and Visual Art, Science, Architecture, Theatre, Pre-Toddler area, 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 Hours

Friday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 12 – 4pm
Available for Group Rentals Monday – Thursday

$5 per person | Free for children 23 months and younger | Members free | Chaperone/childcare provider free under Family Membership

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 person (one chaperone per 5 children is required)

Reservations should be made at least 3 weeks ahead of desired reservation date. To arrange, please contact the Museum at (540) 342-5760.

*In line with CDC and VDH guidelines, masks are optional and not required at this time.

Reopening to the Public June 3

Get a Free Art Venture Card!

To celebrate reopening, the Museum is offering a special Free Art Venture Family Admission Card to all families with a rising 1st grader! The card is valid June 3 – August 28, 2022, for up to 8 free family visits to Art Venture.

In addition, those who use their Free Art Venture Family Admission Card can get a special 10% discount off of a Taubman Family Membership, which offers a variety of benefits.

Check in at the Museum’s Visitor Services Desk to get your card and inquire about a Family Membership discount! The Free Art Venture Family Admission Card is generously sponsored by the Sam and Marion Golden Helping Hand Foundation.

Give the Gift of Art Venture!
Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Art Venture!

Art Venture Gift Certificates are available for purchase. The cost is $5 per voucher, and each voucher covers one full day of play in Art Venture. If you are interested in purchasing a voucher, please visit the Visitor Services Desk.

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