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Family and Children's Programs


Looking for a fun afternoon to spend with your family? The UMFA has many things to learn, do and explore. We have studio art activities for families every Third Saturday. If you would like a more self-directed activity, try our backpack program that lets you explore one gallery with activities, art, and games. Look for great family events throughout the year with our Artful Afternoons that helps families explore traveling exhibits at the UMFA. For a more in-depth experience, you can sign up for our classes for children. We also have great tours for groups with our trained docents or self guides you can download or check out from the front desk. For more information about any of these programs, call us at the UMFA 801.581.3580. or education@umfa.utah.edu.

Paint Like Art Dog at the UMFA
Wednesday, December 2 | 6 pm | FREE
Join the UMFA and Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) for a night of theater and painting at the Museum. SLAC actors will read and perform from their new children's play, Art Dog. Afterward, families can visit paintings by legendary artists in The British Passion for Landscape and then paint their own masterpieces on canvas. The event is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.


Traveling Museum Project Logo

The Traveling Museum Project: Journey Stories visits the Summit County Libraries this summer. Objects from the UMFA will be on display for a month at each location. Join us for a family story time and art-making workshop to create your own passport mask!

The Traveling Museum Project installs exhibitions in schools throughout the state of Utah using objects from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts' Education Collection. With an object centered, inquiry-based, the Traveling Museum Project explores the roles that art plays in people's lives across the globe. The goals of the program are to assist in the development of visual literacy, foster independent learning, and cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and curiosity.    


Third Saturdays



Artful Afternoons

Group Visits

Self Guides




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