Programs For Children and Families


Family Day: See + Do (all ages)

Children and families are invited to explore the collections, create art and share Sundays at the Museum. Enjoy family tours and hands-on art activities in a wide variety of media, including an early childhood activity. There's no need to make a reservation; just stop by as we explore a new theme each month. This program is free for children 12 and under. First Sundays for Families begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. on select Sundays.



Family Flicks (all ages)

Family Flicks is an outdoor film series in collaboration with Slab Cinema, and held Fridays at sundown during the spring and summer months. Films begin promptly at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Please visit the calendar of events for specific film listings and times. During inclement weather, Family Flicks will be cancelled.




Art Crawl (babies 0-18 months and caregivers)

Moms, dads and caregivers – put your babies in their slings (or strollers) and walk with us through the galleries. Tours are geared towards parent-child interaction and the art is chosen to engage both you and your infant. Each tour ends with playtime. Every second Thursday. Check events calendar for monthly theme.



Playdates (ages 2 to 4)

Playdates cultivate, nurture, and inspire creativity while developing an appreciation of art and world cultures. First and third Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., children experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement, and music. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.





Self-guided Gallery Activities

Activity Backpacks (ages 6 and up)

Parents and caregivers may check out a Silk Road Backpack to enhance their Museum experience. Filled with hands- on fun, backpacks are a unique way to engage children in learning about world cultures. Available for checkout at the Museum Shop.

Self-Guided Family Tours (ages 6 and up)

Explore the Museum at your own pace. Family guides are available as a downloadable PDF below.



A Family Guide to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art (English)

A Family Guide to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art (Spanish)



A Walk through Ancient Greece and Rome


Art of Asia

Arte Kids books (ages 0 to 4)

Explore the Museum's newest series of children’s bilingual board books that teach children numbers, shapes, and colors while introducing them to artworks in the Museum's collection. Be sure to pick up your copy from the Museum Shop, or click here to make an online purchase.



Family Programs have been generously underwritten by a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Faye L. and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation, Texas Women for the Arts, and H-E-B.


Please visit for the full schedule of current family programs.