Create. Explore a wide range of processes and media from collage and printmaking to clay, paper, and fabric. Find out about artists and art from around the world. Boston Children’s Museum offers joyful, memorable, multi-sensory arts experiences that emphasize self-expression and experimentation. High-quality arts programs are developed by The Museum staff according to best practices in education and the arts. We work with talented professional artists who are both kid-friendly and engaging for adults.
The Art Lab is open every day. At distinct activity stations, children and families can invent and make art together. The projects in the Art Lab change throughout the year. The Messy Sensory Area in our PlaySpace exhibit introduces our youngest visitors to the visual arts, through age-appropriate activities and materials such as chalk, play dough, and finger paint. Look throughout the exhibits for monthly visiting artist workshops, where talented artists from the Boston community share their work and art making techniques, and keep an eye out for the roaming Art Cart with hands-on activities inside and outside the museum. Visual arts programs are also incorporated into Museum-wide events, such as jewelry design on UnShopping Day, folding origami during the Cherry Blossom Festival, and mosaic creation during the Indian holiday of Diwali.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.