The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on programs designed to enhance your family’s visit. Learn together and build a lifelong love of the arts!
The Contemporary Austin offers FREE hands-on art-making workshops each month, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Join us to see family-friendly performances, meet local artists, and make art to take home. Recommended for ages 2–11. Reservations are requested to participate in art-making workshops due to limited space; please reserve your spot at the links below beginning the 1st of each month.
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Explore the art, grounds, and history of the beautiful Laguna Gloria and the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at your own pace with a family and kid-friendly backpack stocked with art-making activities, games, and puzzles. Check out a backpack at the Reception Desk in the Driscoll Villa and discover all that this site has to offer! FREE with admission.
Action Packs are made possible with generous support from H-E-B.
The Interactive Loft, located at the back of the second-floor gallery at the Jones Center, is a hands-on space to dig deeper into the exhibitions on view.
The Contemporary Austin’s Art School at Laguna Gloria offers an engaging environment for students of all ages to explore art of all mediums with accomplished faculty. Find out more and enroll here.
New World Kids: Creativity Camp
New World Kids is a two-week camp that playfully introduces young ones to a new alphabet and expands creativity to gain a new way of looking at the world. This innovative camp leads children in exploring sensory alphabet elements—line, color, texture, movement, sound, rhythm, space, light, and shape. Children will also engage with special guests who share innovations in design, technology, art, and science! Taught by Carolyn Shrake of The Contemporary Austin’s Education Department, Monday–Friday July 25–August 5, 2016. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to enroll. A limited number of scholarships will be available.
Austin Museum Day
The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria is proud to take part in the Austin Museum Partnership’s annual citywide cultural celebration. Along with over forty institutions around Austin, we offer engaging performances, art-making activities, artist demonstrations, docent-led tours of the exhibitions, and free admission.
Ring in the holiday season at The Contemporary! As part of the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll, The Contemporary offers free admission and extended hours, so stop by and visit the exciting exhibitions at the Jones Center after the tree lighting at the Capitol.