Kids and Families

Kids and their families have so much to explore at the BMA! Travel to faraway lands, make history come alive, and discover the world of art together in our galleries and family spaces. From family tours and art activities to cultural celebrations on special Family Days, there’s always something new to do. Make plans to visit during one of our many family programs, or stop by anytime for free fun in Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Lair Under the Stairs.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

Your Night at the Museum!

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

Family Tour: You Are What You Wear!

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

You Are What You Wear! Discover costumes and clothing from around the world!

Bart’s Art Cart: Flags

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Create a flag that represents you! Take one home and string it up for all to see.

Family Tour: You Are What You Wear

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

You Are What You Wear! Discover costumes and clothing from around the world!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items. Hester Bateman created fancy silver items for people to use in the 1700s. Her artworks are some of many in the Museum that are used for food. How are other objects in the Museum the same, or different? Explore different cultures with a Museum educator. Come back to Bart’s ArtVenture to create something fancy for your table at home.

Bart’s Art Cart: Repousée!

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Engrave your own “silver” piece, just like Hester Bateman!

Family Yoga

Enrollment includes 1 parent and 1 child; each additional child or parent is $20.

Villager Yoga will be bringing a unique opportunity for sharing time together at BMA. Through creative sequencing of yoga poses, our bodies and minds will move artistically into statuesque poses to build strength, maintain flexibility, and develop balance. Techniques for stilling and focusing the mind and reducing stress will be introduced, as well as guided relaxation.

Please email Associate Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood at kpgreenwood@artsbma.org to sign up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items. Hester Bateman created fancy silver items for people to use in the 1700s. Her artworks are some of many in the Museum that are used for food. How are other objects in the Museum the same, or different? Explore different cultures with a Museum educator. Come back to Bart’s ArtVenture to create something fancy for your table at home.

Bart’s Art Cart: Repousée!

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Engrave your own “silver” piece, just like Hester Bateman!

Bart’s Books: Tea Party Rules

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Ame Dyckman’s Tea Party Rules

Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items. Hester Bateman created fancy silver items for people to use in the 1700s. Her artworks are some of many in the Museum that are used for food. How are other objects in the Museum the same, or different? Explore different cultures with a Museum educator. Come back to Bart’s ArtVenture to create something fancy for your table at home.

Bart’s Art Cart: Repousée!

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Engrave your own “silver” piece, just like Hester Bateman!

Family Yoga

Enrollment includes 1 parent and 1 child; each additional child or parent is $20.

Villager Yoga will be bringing a unique opportunity for sharing time together at BMA. Through creative sequencing of yoga poses, our bodies and minds will move artistically into statuesque poses to build strength, maintain flexibility, and develop balance. Techniques for stilling and focusing the mind and reducing stress will be introduced, as well as guided relaxation.

Please email Associate Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood at kpgreenwood@artsbma.org to sign up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items. Hester Bateman created fancy silver items for people to use in the 1700s. Her artworks are some of many in the Museum that are used for food. How are other objects in the Museum the same, or different? Explore different cultures with a Museum educator. Come back to Bart’s ArtVenture to create something fancy for your table at home.

Bart’s Art Cart: Repousée!

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Engrave your own “silver” piece, just like Hester Bateman!