Family Programs

Telfair Museums provides many opportunities for families to visit the museum, learn, and make art together. Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for children?

Stroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join us for a monthly gathering where parents and caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones and adult conversation for you and like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee and tea in our café. Strollers, crying, and older siblings are all welcome here.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

Southern Splendor—January 15
Explore the elements of the Southern landscape and fall in love with its romance.
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Electrified—February 19
Look, touch, and listen to things that pulse with our new media technology and art exhibits.
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Rhythm and Pattern—March 19
Find the connection in art and music by exploring the elements and principles each have in common.
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Color Pop—April 16
Explore the color wheel and discuss the elements of color and color mixing.
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Telfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

Seasonal Sensations—January 15
The changes in weather and seasons evoke particular sensations and emotions. Explore the connections of landscape and weather to feeling, and create your own weather-inspired watercolors.
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PULSE—February 19
Put your fingers on the pulse of early childhood engineering, and create your own technology-based toys. Create sculptures that light up, make music with microcomputers, and safely explore electricity with Play-Doh and LEDs.
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The Visual Blues—March 19
Find the connection between art and music by exploring the elements and principles each has in common. Make a collage inspired by the art of Romare Bearden, and learn the dances of the Harlem Renaissance period.
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What Color Makes—April 16
Explore the color wheel and discuss the elements of color and color mixing. Create your own color wheel, then mix colors to create your own screenprinted t-shirt.
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wcwm? (What Can We Make?)
Jepson Center
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
1 – 4pm
Join us as we open the studios for drop in visits for all ages. wcwm? (What Can We Make?) focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through imagination. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. In addition to the wcwm? project kits, the studios provide watercolor and collage opportunities as well.Always free to members and to visitors with paid admission. Open to adults and children accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Free Family Days!
Jepson Center
One Saturday a Month
1 – 4pm
Telfair Museums family days are offered throughout the year. Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, hands-on art-making, and guided tours free of charge.CLICK HERE to learn more.
Jepson Center
Open During Regular Museum Hours
A great place to visit after school, on rainy days, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art.CLICK HERE to learn more.
Educator Guides
DOWNLOAD EDUCATOR GUIDES on our educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.