Discover a variety of multi-generational programs and resources that engage children and adults in active exploration of art.
Family Programs at the National Gallery of Art are based on a philosophy of slowing down, focusing on one work of art, developing observation and thinking skills, inspiring curiosity and wonder, and fostering collaboration between children and adults. Many of the programs are age-specific, while others are designed for a broader age range. Please note that some programs require advance registration while others have onsite sign-in on the date of the program. All Family Programs are free, and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stories in ArtAges 4-7
Film ProgramAll Ages
Family WorkshopsAges 8-11
Special EventsAll Ages
Check out this selection of free resources, designed to enhance your visit and to explore art from home.
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Learn about workshops for students in grades seven through twelve.
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Sign-language interpreters and guides for visitors who are blind or have low vision are available for programs. Please call (202) 842-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org three weeks in advance for an appointment. Learn more