Visit JCSM with your family and use the arts to start conversations, create memories, learn about visual culture, and more!

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Family Studio

We have exciting programming for families this summer! Make sure to note the date and time for each event. Family Studio is recommended for children kindergarten through 6th grade and their families, but older and younger children are always welcome.

Register at on Eventbrite to reserve your space. Parents and guardians are asked to participate with their child during the program. Visit the online calendar for the latest information as topics may change slightly.

Family Programs are supported in part by a City of Auburn K-12 Arts Education Outreach Grant. A five-dollar suggested donation is appreciated in continued support of programs.

The Dramatic Museum - Saturday, May 19th

The Dramatic Museum – Saturday, May 19th 1:30-3:00 Register

Our friends from Auburn Area Community Theater are helping us bring the art to life! Learn about how we can connect to art through movement, sound, and acting.

Beth Van Hoesen and The Museum Project - Saturday, June 16th

Saturday, June 16th, 1:30-3:00pm Register

Join us for a fun family studio inspired by our summer exhibitions about The Museum Project and artist Beth Van Hoesen.

Summertime Splash - Sunday, July 8th

Summertime Splash – Sunday, July 8th 1:30-3:00pm Register

Beat the heat and come create watercolor paintings with us inspired by the 77th Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibition!

Homeschool Programs

This Spring we are offering two different programs for homeschool families!

All Homeschool programs are free and open to all ages. Please register on Eventbrite to reserve your space! We ask that an adult or guardian stays with your child(ren) for the duration of the program.

Homeschool Art Club

Homeschool Art Club – May 15th from 1-2:30pm

Homeschool Art Club is a new program that will be a Family Studio style program (our weekend public program) created just for homeschool families! Each Art Club will feature a project that is different from our Family Studio project that month. We will start each Art Club by visiting the galleries and then will complete an art project inspired by the theme that day!

Our May project will be inspired by the IBM poster exhibition.

Register for our May program here

Looking for teen programs? Sign-up for our teen e-mail list and find out about upcoming programs here:

Gallery Resources

New! Gallery resources for all visitors. Come add your voice to JCSM and participate using our new resources.

Gallery Guide

Our new participatory Gallery Guide, suggested for families with children ages six and up, can now be found in the museum lobby. Collect Gallery Cards as you explore our new exhibitions and get your guide stamped with the date of your visit to keep your booklet as a memento from your trip to JCSM!

OOTB Instagram

Our Out of the Box exhibition has some questions for you! Visit our special exhibition Instagram account, jcsm_outofthebox, to answer prompts about the artwork, and like or share the images with friends.