The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on programs designed to enhance your family’s visit. Learn together and build a lifelong love of the arts! Admission is FREE daily for ages 18 and under, and also free on Second Saturdays, each Tuesday, and for our Members and military guests.
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.
Second Saturdays are held from 11A–3P at Laguna Gloria unless otherwise noted.
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Austin Museum Day, September 17, 2017 (Sunday)
Tree Tales, October 14, 2017
Action Painting, November 11, 2017 (Held at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue)
Gingerbread Villas, December 9, 2017
Hit the Road, January 13, 2018
Explore the art, grounds, and history of Laguna Gloria at your own pace with a family and kid-friendly backpack stocked with art-making activities, games, and puzzles. Available in both English and Spanish.
Check out your 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.
Drop in and explore the art on view through a conversational tour with a knowledgeable docent. Available the first Sunday of every month at both museum locations!
Hours: 12–5P at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue and 10A–4P at Laguna Gloria.
You can also schedule a custom tour of your own any time at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Austin Museum Day 2017 is Sunday, September 17, 12–4P at Laguna Gloria!
Ring in the holiday season at The Contemporary! As part of the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll, the museum offers free admission and extended hours, so stop by to see art at the Jones Center after the tree lighting at the Capitol.