Explore, Create, and Play!

3rd Sunday of each month (except December), 1–4 p.m.

Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of great art, hands-on fun, family-friendly performances, and animal encounters. Most activities are ongoing throughout the afternoon, so stop by when you have time and stay as long as you can.

FREE. No reservations required.

Get Moving!

Sunday, January 19
1-4 PM

Get active this winter at the Taft! Learn how poses can create mood in an artwork at the Art Cart and make an action painting to take home. Join Mission2Move for an interactive program that will have you stretching, dancing, and having fun, 2 PM or 3 PM. 


Scientific Art 

Sunday, February 16
1-4 PM

Science meets art at this Funday. Learn about the tools painters use at the Art Cart and create a masterpiece using erupting paint. Join Scientific Mayhem for hands-on show, Newton’s Discoveries that will answer the age-old question “Why is the sky blue?” at 2PM. 


Wild West 

Sunday, March 15
1-4 PM

Put on your cowboy hat and boots for this Funday. Visit the N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives exhibition to see art about cowboys and make your own cowboy craft to take home. Join Wild Carrot for a music performance featuring songs from the West that will include sing-alongs and a lesson on yodeling at 2PM or 3PM. Seating is limited for the performance and available on a first come first serve basis.


Magic in the Air 

Sunday, April 19
1-4 PM

Join us for a magical day at the Taft. Learn magic tricks to wow your friends, make a magical craft to take home, and discover the magic of trompe l’oeil at the Art Cart. Magician Brett Sears will amaze with feats of magic with a show at 2 PM or 3 PM. Meet rabbits and their barnyard friends from Honey Hill Farm at 2:30 PM. Seating is limited for the performances and available on a first come first serve basis.


Charles H. Dater Foundation




Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation

Scripps Howard Foundation

Children’s Education Programs Generously Supported by:
Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust