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. 

SmARTy Packs

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. 

Family Guides

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. 

Sunday FUNdays

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. 

Family Concerts

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.  

Family Events

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.  

Camp sessions are $205 per week for Carlos members; $245 per week for nonmembers. Teen camp is a two-week session and is $410 per session for Carlos members; $490 per session for nonmembers. Camp Carlos offers a 10% discount to families registering siblings. 

Camp for ages 6-9 and 10-12 is from 9 AM — 3 PM.
Teen camp is from 10 AM — 4 PM.

Aftercare is available Monday through Friday from 3 — 5 PM for an additional $60 per week. Aftercare is not available for teen campers.