Looking for a fun destination for school breaks? Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy. Admission for kids and teens, 19 and under, is always free, and local residents (living in ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169) can visit for just $6, making the full line-up of events and activities an affordable option for families of all sizes.
Make Your Own Glass
Enjoy extended Make Your Own Glass hours. Try your hand at glassmaking (additional fee). Projects exist for all ages. We recommend booking ahead of time.
You Design It; We Make It!
Submit a %%drawing%% of something you’d like to see come alive in glass. At select Hot Glass Shows throughout the day, glassmakers will choose a %%drawing%% and make that piece from start to finish.
Craft Projects (Winter Break Only)
Try a new craft! 12 - 4 p.m. daily.
Watch as expert glassmakers transform molten glass into beautiful objects at the live, narrated Hot Glass Shows. Don’t miss the Flameworking, Glassbreaking, and Optical Fiber Demos. All demonstrations take place in the Innovation Center area and are included in the cost of admission.
Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt
Explore the galleries to find objects inspired by the winter season. Search for stars, boots, holly, and more.
Family Hidden Treasures Tours
Explore the Museum through one-hour, family-friendly tours. 11:00 am and 1:30 pm during school breaks.
Kid-Friendly Museum Mobile App
Kids and teens can explore the collection with our Museum Mobile App by renting an iPod Touch at the Admissions Desk or downloading the app from iTunes or the Android Market. The family-friendly version of the mobile app talks about objects in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
Families Explore: Space
Explore the mysteries of space with your family Sunday, February 17.