At the Museum: Kids Summer Guide 2015

June 19, 2015

Hey! It’s that time again as Shadowbox takes a look at what museums across the country have in store for the kids. They’re out of school for the Summer and they need to have a creative outlet. Sitting watching TV and playing video games are not the answer. I’ve found three museums that can keep the kids busy…..just a reminder that each description is from their websites.



from their websites:

De Young Museum / San Francisco, CA
Spend your summer making art at the de Young! Summer art classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by professional artist-teachers. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, adventures in Golden Gate Park, and visual and performing art activities.
Classes take place from 9 am to 3 pm in the de Young galleries, the Hamon Tower studio classrooms, and selected sites in Golden Gate Park. Children are grouped according to age; individual attention is given to all children, from beginner to advanced level. An optional Open Studio from 3 to 5:30 pm allows for less-structured time in the studio classrooms.
A supervised lunch period is provided for all campers. Campers must bring their own lunch.
The five-day session run Monday through Friday: classes run June 15 through August 7, 2015.
Camp Enrollment Has Begun!
de Youngsters Members: January 1–February 3, 2015
Open Enrollment for Members & Non-Members: Starting February 4–June 14, 2015 (it wouldn’t hurt to check if the enrollment is still open)
Sign up for Summer Art Camp online.
De Young Museum / 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118 / (415) 750.3600
Columbus Museum / Columbus, GA
All classes and camps are held at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.Camps are held in the Spring and Summer. Art classes will be held periodically on Saturdays in the Studio. Classes will be taught by a local art teacher. Classes will be posted on this page as they come available.
To sign your child up for a camp or an art class, see the registration links below. For more information, contact the Education Department at
2015 Summer Camps Brochure
Summer Camp Registration is now open.  Register here!
Weekdays/9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members/$140 Future Members
The Columbus Museum / 1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, GA 31906 / (706) 748.2562


Experience an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. The Dixon promotes interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups.
07/25/2015, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Have you always wanted to go camping but didn’t know where to start? This summer is your chance to learn all about it. The Dixon will be hosting the Art of Camping a family event where you can get camping tips, make unique art projects, look at the stars, enjoy traditional camp snacks and test your explorer skills. So get your gear ready and head over to the Dixon! Free. Outdoor program (weather permitting).
Dixon Gallery & Gardens /  4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 / (901) 761.5250
This is just the tip of the iceberg, but there will be more in July and August. If you live in these areas, you can either go to those museums or check their websites for more information on summer programs or events for the kids or the whole family.
Enjoy your Friday, came back tomorrow for Artscene Weekend. Be blessed!


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