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Family & Children

No matter which location you visit, a family experience at The Mint Museum is as unforgettable as it is inspiring. For helpful hints and fun activities, download Visiting The Mint As A Family or pick up a copy inside the museum.


Visiting the Mint as a Family 

Find helpful hints, fun ideas, and museum rules in this handy guide. View/Print your copy below, or pick one up at either museum location. See more info on Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown.

Lewis Family Gallery

(Mint Museum Uptown) Kids of all ages can play, explore and learn about the museum collection in the Lewis Family Gallery. This hands-on space provides a creative environment for creating art, engaging in building and puzzle challenges, posing for pictures, creating a giant doodle, and stepping into a Romare Bearden collage! Open during regular museum hours.


(Mint Museum Uptown) Investigate the museum galleries with an ARTventure postcard. ARTventures take you on a self-guided visit exploring a variety of fun themes! Pick up a copy at the "Mint for Families" station outside the Lewis Family Gallery, or view/print one below!

  • Man's Best Friend

  • The Letter B

  • Night at the Museum

In-Gallery Activities

(Mint Museum Randolph & Mint Museum Uptown) Activate your experience in the galleries by using drawing, writing, and hands-on games designed for kids to make connections to the art!

At Mint Museum Randolph, investigate the art using Gallery Activity Totes, located on pegs in many galleries throughout the museum. Appropriate for all ages.

At Mint Museum Uptown, check out ART Packs from the Front Desk and go on an in-depth exploration of a selected artwork in the galleries. Several themes are available. Designed for children 5+ and their adults to use together.

NexGen Mint

The museum’s educators have developed this evolving program based on ideas and suggestions from local teens.

The program launches in early 2015, with a rich menu of workshops, labs, events, and museum experiences. Teen participants explore, play, and experiment within a creative community of their peers and practicing artist role models.

Our Design Lab provides half-day project workshops for participants to interact with visiting designers and artists in a skill-intensive setting. With the Creative Lives Series, teens meet with visionary artists and have the opportunity to discuss new developments in the art world and possible career paths. Additionally, teens discover the museum with a Mint Teen Pass that provides easy, free access to the galleries at both Mint locations.

NexGen Mint empowers teens ages 14 to 18 to create and cultivate artistic experiences in response to The Mint Museum’s engaging collection and exciting special exhibitions. The program responds to focus group teens’ expressed desire to be part of the museum and learn more about art, careers, and the creative process from inspiring artists. In its pilot year, teens provide feedback to help create this new “third space” for themselves and their peers.

The Mint Museum would like to thank the Wells Fargo Foundation, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation andIBM for their generous support in making this initiative possible.

These programs are designed for high school participants ages 14 to 18.


Summer Camps

The Mint Museum offers an abundance of exciting and innovative summer camp programs designed to engage and inspire the children of our community. Our 2014 art camps provide rich and meaningful experiences for the very young and very young at heart. Exploration, creation and fun are the underlying themes of our camps, and we want you to be a part of the magic at the Mint this summer.

Sunday Fun Days

One Sunday a month is family-time at Mint Museum Uptown! Families can participate in craft projects, family tours, movement activities, artist demonstrations, and more!

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