Year-Round Programming

Play Dates are designed so parents and little ones, ages 0-5 years old, can explore the Museum of the Southwest in a safe, encouraging and fun learning environment.  Sessions include hands-on activities that help children achieve fine and gross motor skill milestones while teaching parents how to engage their children in a museum environment. 


Select Fridays from

10 am  - 11 am 


Advanced Registration Required

Explore STEAM concepts or connect to our exhibitions and programming through self-guided activities for the entire family. 


Discovery Studio activities are come and go inside the Brown Science Center Classroom located inside the Blakemore Planetarium, unless otherwise noted.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesdays through Sundays


FREE for members or with admission

Come and explore in the Turner Memorial Art Museum with hands-on activities for the whole family.  Activities are come and go and relate to exhibitions on display in the Museum.

All Day Tuesdays through Sundays

FREE for members or with admission

Seasonal Programming

Looking for something to do this Spring Break to entertain the kiddos? Join the fun at the Museum!


Each day features family-friendly cartoons, an outdoor activity, come and go STEAM activities and much more to spark their imaginations.

Activities run from 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday during Spring Break.


Enjoy fun come-and-go activities this summer based on themes that foster creativity and a love of learning among all ages.


Celebrate the different ways artists create and the materials they use.

Select Fridays in June and July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


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Most tours and programs take place during the hours that the Museum is open to the public.  Please come by and visit us with your friends and family!


10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


02:00 PM - 05:00 PM


We are always happy to help in person or via email or phone.  To meet with our staff in person, please schedule an appointment during office hours.




09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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