Kids and Families

Museum Studios (formerly called KidZ ArtShop)

Museum Studios (4-11 year olds)

Themed, docent-led gallery tour of the newest exhibitions and a connected art project in the Museum Art School Studios.

*Drop-in between 10am and 1pm, or pre-register online. $5 per family or free with VBMA membership.

To register, click on Calendar listing on the right hand side scroll bar or scroll all the way to the bottom on your phone or tablet.  

November 2018 / NO WORKSHOP due to Holidays at the Museum festival on December 2nd

December 2018 / NO WORKSHOP due to Holidays at the Museum festival on December 2nd

January 26, 2019

February 23, 2019

March 30, 2019

April 2019 / NO WORKSHOP due to Children’s Art Festival on April 27th

May 25, 2019

June 29, 2019

Museum Toddlers (Formerly called Toddler Tours)


A five-week class designed for toddlers & their caregivers for art-viewing, art-making, and playful learning at the Museum.

Week 1: How to look at art with your toddler

Week 2: How to talk to your toddler about art

Week 3: Music in the galleries

Week 4: Books in the galleries

Week 5: Toddler art making

*Capacity is limited; preregistration required for the series. $25 for the series or free with VBMA membership

To register, click on Calendar listing on the right hand side scroll bar or scroll all the way to the bottom on your phone or tablet.  

Each Tuesday Jan 29- Feb 26, 10:30-11:30am 

Each Tuesday May 7- June 4, 10:30-11:30am 

Free Admission Saturdays


On the last Saturday of each month, bring your friends and family to enjoy the Museum free of charge. All the galleries and sculpture parks are open for you to explore.

Museum Babies (Formerly called Art Babies)


A five-week class designed for babies and their caregivers for art-viewing, art-making, sensory experiences, and playful learning at the Museum.

Week 1: How to look at art with your baby

Week 2: How to talk to your baby about art

Week 3: Music in the galleries

Week 4: Books in the galleries

Week 5: Baby-safe art making

*Capacity is limited; preregistration required for the series. $25 for the series or free with VBMA membership

To register, click on Calendar listing on the right hand side scroll bar or scroll all the way to the bottom on your phone or tablet.  

Each Monday Jan 28 – Feb 25, 10:30-11:30am 

Each Monday May 6- June 3, 10:30-11:30am 

Museum Stories (Formerly called Artful Storytime)


Every Wednesday / 9:30-10:30am for ages 0-24 months  / 10:30-11:30am for 2-4 years old 

$5 per family / free with VBMA membership 

A participatory program for babies and toddlers and their caregivers, that includes reading themed books, dancing, and creating art together.

*Capacity is limited; preregistration required.

To register, click on Calendar listing on the right hand side scroll bar or scroll all the way to the bottom on your phone or tablet.  

Art Zone


The Art Zone is a hands-on interactive space geared just for kids. Multi-sensory activity stations introduce and engage kids and their families with art, creative thinking, and playful learning. Same hours & admission as Museum.

Upcoming Events


Wed 19

Museum Stories (0-24 months)

December 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wed 19

Museum Stories (2-4 years old)

December 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 02

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

January 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jan 02

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

January 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 09

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jan 09

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

January 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 16

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

January 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jan 16

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

January 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 23

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

January 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jan 23

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

January 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 26

Museum Studios 4-11 years

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jan 28

Museum Babies 0-24 months

January 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 29

Museum Toddlers 2-4 years

January 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 30

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

January 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jan 30

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

January 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Feb 06

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

February 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Feb 06

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

February 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Feb 13

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

February 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Feb 13

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

February 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Feb 20

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

February 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Feb 20

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

February 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Feb 27

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

February 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Feb 27

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

February 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mar 06

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

March 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mar 06

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

March 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mar 13

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

March 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mar 13

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

March 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mar 20

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

March 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mar 20

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

March 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mar 27

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mar 27

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

March 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Apr 03

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

April 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Apr 03

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

April 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Apr 10

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

April 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Apr 10

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

April 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Apr 17

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

April 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Apr 17

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

April 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Apr 24

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

April 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Apr 24

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

April 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
May 01

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

May 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
May 01

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

May 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
May 08

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

May 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
May 08

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

May 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
May 15

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

May 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
May 15

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

May 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
May 22

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

May 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
May 22

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

May 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
May 29

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

May 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
May 29

Museum Stories 2-4 years 10:30am

May 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jun 05

Museum Stories 0-24 months 9:30am

June 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am