Have family fun with art!

The Morris Graves Museum of Art is the perfect place to explore the arts with your children. On this page, you can find links to our current art classes for kids, resources for fun and family-friendly art projects, family programming at the museum, and resources for visiting the museum with your kids.

If you have any questions about youth programs at the museum or exploring the arts with your kids, feel free to send an email to virginia@humboldtarts.org or call (707) 442-0278.


Looking for art classes?

We offer youth art classes and camps throughout the year, both after school and during school holiday breaks.

Please check out our Classes page to view a current list of our upcoming classes and register your student!


Second Saturday - Family Arts Day

FREE for children 17 and under, FREE for museum members, $5 for adults, $2 for students/seniors/military

On the Second Saturday of every month from 2 to 4pm, come explore the museum, be inspired by current exhibitions, and create hands-on arts projects designed specially for youth and families to make together. Art educators will welcome youth and families to the museum to interpret and appreciate the arts through hands-on learning. Find more details on specific upcoming projects here.


Birthday Parties!!

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm (other times may be available upon request), Members: $150 Non Members: $175

Birthday Parties Include:

2-hour Youth Classroom Rental (including set-up/clean-up time)

Museum Tour with scavenger hunt

2 Hands-on Art Projects including all materials and instruction- each child will leave with two completed art projects of their own!!

 

Projects can be tailored to fit your child's birthday party theme.  Renters are responsible for set-up/clean-up of decorations and refreshments.

 


PBSNC Kids Club

PBSNC Kids Club is a free monthly program that helps children ages 2-8 discover the love of reading and learning. Every month, kids and families listen to story time together, make an art project, watch PBS videos, and take home a free book to keep practicing reading together at home. PBSNC Kids Club takes place every first Saturday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm.
 

Sponsored by Eureka Pediatrics and First 5 Humboldt  


Gallery kits - a kid-size toolkit for exploring the museum!

Each gallery kit is an interactive education bundle geared toward youth and families. Focusing on current exhibitions, the life and art of Morris Graves, and the history of Andrew Carnigie and the Carnigie Library, these kits offer educational activities and throught-provoking questions, scavenger hunts, and hands-on-projects to explore while visiting the museum.

These portable, handy kits provide in-depth experiences for a variety of ages and offer many ways to encourage the visitor with art. Gallery kits are included free with admission.


Has your child recently taken an art class at the museum? It may be on view!

Art created in youth art camps and classes is exhibited for public viewing at the Humboldt County Office of Education, in the main hallway of the main building located at 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, CA 95501. Currently on display are artworks created by students who attended Winter Session of Museum Art School, January 19th-March 9th. Come see the creative and original art works of Humboldt Countys' youth !


Art resources for parents

Looking for inspiring and engaging art projects to make with your kids? Here are some of our favorite art resources for children and families.

The Getty and Getty Villa Art Education

KinderArt

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
707.442.0278
Fax 707.442.2040

Museum Hours
12pm - 5pm Wednesday-Sunday

Humboldt Arts Council Office Hours
9am - 5pm Tuesday-Friday

Admission
$5 for adults;
$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.

Thank You Museum Sponsors

•Schmidbauer Lumber Company
•Living Education & Arts Foundation
•Philip & Sally Arnot
•101 Things To Do
•GHD