Children and Families
Spectacular Saturdays | Gallery Art Workshops | Tours & Reservations
School Partnerships | Summer Camps
Discover, Create, Participate!
Starting January 1, 2015 there will be a $5 per child (age 17 and
younger) Activity Fee
for those who wish to participate in Art Venture. Fee
includes Roanoke City Admissions Tax. Art Venture is always free to our Museum
members, as well as parents, guardians, and chaperones.
Art Venture Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Art Venture Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed
Art Venture is an innovative exploratory gallery for youth and families. Visitors to Art Venture can paint, explore printmaking, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing, create sculptures, display artwork, and much more. This interactive hands-on learning environment includes continuously changing programming that engages children ages 2 to 13 as well as older students and connects to our exhibitions and permanent collections.
13 Interactive Stations: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Music and Visual Art, Architecture, Theatre, Sensory Wall, Giant Dry Erase Board, Color Wheel, 3D Printing, Older Student Stations, and Community Display Area. Stations have self-directed activities with curriculum connections and guiding questions to stimulate learning.
Children's programs at the Taubman Museum of Art provide family, school, and extracurricular groups with creative outlets and opportunities for facilitated learning. Age-appropriate activities are available in Art Venture, and docent-led tours or scavenger hunts can be used to help your child build connections to our current exhibitions.
Photographers are on duty at museum events to capture images for archives and publications. If you prefer not to have pictures taken of yourself or family members, please notify the photographer.
Art Venture Group Time
Groups of 10 or more wishing to spend time in Art Venture as part of a daycare field trip, community summer camps, and spring or winter break programs should to call ahead to reserve group time in Art Venture. Additional staff and art supplies will be provided to guide your group through the variety of activities available.
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: $5 per child, chaperones are free (one per 5 children is required)
Purchase Art Venture Group Time as a gift for friends, family, and children's organizations!
Reservations should be made at least 3 weeks ahead of desired reservation date. To arrange, please contact Hillary Hardison, Children's Education Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.