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Activities and Events for Kids and Families

Programs at the Chrysler

From the front door and Huber Court, take the hallway on the right towards the back to find the Margaret Shepherd Ray Student and Family Gallery.

Free family-friendly activities at the Chrysler include:

Tickle My Ears

Looking for a morning out with your pre-schooler? Join us on the first Thursday of each month for fun and surprises in our galleries. Starting at 10:30 a.m., you and your child will enjoy storytelling time in front of a work of art. After the reading, we’ll head downstairs to our Diamonstein Education Workshop to have some hands-on fun!

We offer another session at 11 a.m. for groups. If you would like to bring your daycare, church group, or eight or more toddlers, please attend the 11 a.m. session and please RSVP in advance with Maegan Douglas, Public Programs Coordinator. Group spaces fill rapidly. Questions? Call Maegan at (757) 333-6221.

Drop-in Activities for Families

We know that people want to use their hands!

There is a special room in the Chrysler Museum that amuses little ones and grown-ups alike. In our Margaret Shepherd Ray Student and Family Gallery you can find hands-on fun year round. This room boasts bean bag chairs, an interactive wall, an art display, and a reading nook. Each season activities rotate, giving our visitors new fun. Stop in today to leave your mark on the Museum!

Whether it’s an exhibition of student work or a chalkboard drawing of an Idelle Weber painting, this gallery is one of the most interactive rooms in the Museum.

Family Day

Three times a year we put on a party that is fun for the whole family!

Come from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these special Saturdays to experience crafts, stories, performances, and more. Each Family Day is centered on an exhibition or artsy theme. Collaborate with your child in making a take-home project or challenge your child to a game! There is much to explore and do at our free Family Days.

You are sure to leave the Museum with fun memories, giveaways, and a reaffirmed love for art! Check our events calendar for specific dates and times.