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Celebrate the start of summer with our May/June workshops! Exclusive and designed to offer a little something extra, our workshops provide extended fun and learning in our most popular exhibits. We cap them at just a few people, so it's really just for you!

Tickets start at just $10/member, $20/non-member, and include Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Please note: Adults must purchase their own ticket. Workshop ticket purchases are non-refundable, but are transferable to a friend. All workshop tickets include Museum admission unless otherwise noted. You must be a current Children's Museum member to receive member pricing on our workshops.

Joy Park Workshops

Picnic in the Park

Pack up your picnic basket and head to Joy Park for a private evening of after-hours play and activities to celebrate nature! We will provide drinks (non-alcoholic) and frothy root beer floats for dessert. All ages.

Friday, May 5, 5 - 8 pm - Crafty Activity: Fabulous Faux Flower Crowns
Friday, June 9, 5 - 8 pm - Crafty Activity: Lunar Phases and Clay Moons

Please note: This workshop takes place in Joy Park only. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the Museum will be closed. 

Art Studio Workshops

Performance Art with artist-in-residence, Armando Silva!

Join artist-in-residence, Armando Silva, to create your very own performance painting! Explore rhythm, color and shapes in this high-energy workshop. Get ready for a jumping, dancing, splashing, painting experience like no other! 

Please note: Action painting does get messy, dress accordingly.

Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 - 7 pm - sold out

Our next artist-in-residence is Betony Coons. Be on the look out for her open studio hours, starting in July, and her one-of-a-kind family workshop!

Wheel Throwing

Learn to throw on the pottery wheel! We will demonstrate the technique and then everyone will have the chance to get behind the wheel. Your creation will be fired in our kilns and ready to take home or glaze the following week. Ages 7+.

Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 - 7 pm - sold out
Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 - 7 pm - sold out

Clay Dinosaurs - a two-part workshop!

In the 1st session, sculpt a Stegosaurus, T-Rex or an imagin-a-saurus! Come back a week later to glaze your dinosaur using a variety of colors. Your finished creation will be ready to pick up the following week. Ages 3+.

Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 - 7 pm (1st session) - sold out
Wednesday, June 14, 5:30 - 7 pm (2nd session) - sold out

Teaching Kitchen Workshops

Edible Art

In this workshop, it’s okay to play with your food! Learn how to make edible play-dough and paint, then use your imagination to create a delicious masterpiece using fruit and vegetable “stamps.” All ages.

Saturday, May 13, 3 - 4:30 pm - sold out
Saturday, May 20, 3 - 4:30 pm - sold out

Chopped Junior

Join us for a secret ingredient basket challenge! Each family will receive a basket of ingredients and create their own dish. After cooking, we will taste and critique each other’s creations. Ages 5+.

Saturday, June 10, 2 - 4 pm - sold out
Saturday, June 17, 2 - 4 pm - sold out


  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed: 9 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Target First Tuesdays
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.


  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $11
  • Ages 2 - 59: $13
  • Seniors (60+): $11
  • Members: Free

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*Event Day Pricing may apply. 


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