Children's and Family Programs
See It. Think It. Make It.
The Carlos Museum welcomes children and families to look closely at works of art in the galleries, to think about the people who made them and how and why they did so, and then to make their own works of art in a variety of workshops, camps, and special events.
To celebrate its centennial, the Carlos Museum presents SmARTy Packs filled with hands-on activities and engaging ways for families to explore the galleries together. SmARTy Packs are available to check out from the information desk on Level One at no charge.
Wrapped Up in Reading
Wrapped Up in Reading, the Carlos Museum’s annual summer reading program, encourages children of all ages to maintain their reading skills and learn about civilizations from around the world that are reflected in the museum’s collections.
Die-cut images of Egyptian mummies, Greek vases with mythological stories, and sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses—Family Guides to the Carlos Museum use lively text that encourages children to find objects and look closely at them. These collectable guides make exploring the collections fun for children and adults alike, both in the galleries and at home. Family Guides are available at no charge at the information desk on Level One.
In honor of its centennial, the Carlos has new opportunities for family fun. Sunday FUNdays offer free drop-in studio activities related to the museum’s collections and exhibitions. No registration is required.
Artful Stories for Families
On select Saturday mornings, young children and their grown-ups are invited to gather in the intimate setting of the Carlos galleries to hear children’s literature related to the collections and exhibitions, look closely at a single work of art together, and then head to the studio for an engaging hands-on activity.
Workshops for Elementary and Middle School Children
Throughout time and across cultures, human beings have taken materials from the earth and created works of art that express their humanity. Many of these materials and techniques are still used by artists working today. Workshops for children at the Carlos provide opportunities for children to engage with the past and the present as they work with talented practicing artists in the galleries and in the studio.
The intimacy of Ackerman Hall provides a perfect setting to introduce young audiences to live classical music. Each year the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and Emory’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Vega String Quartet, perform family friendly concerts that are offered free of charge.
With the museum galleries as inspiration, children and their families are invited to imagine and create together at events for artists of all ages.
Spring Break Art Camp and Camp Carlos
Inspiration from the Carlos collections and guidance from talented practicing artists come together for camp experiences that encourage children ages 7-17 to look closer, dig deeper, and push their creativity further.