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Toddler Thursdays
Tickets
Event Details
Every Thursday
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Price
Free with Museum Admission
Location
High Museum of Art

Toddler Thursdays occur every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These activities are FREE with Museum Admission. Explore a new theme each month, with related artworks, art projects, stories, and tours.

Toddler Thursday hours have been extended! New program times: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


September: Have a Field Day at the High!

Visually traverse outdoor scenes in our galleries and work up a sweat on the piazza as you participate in games and contests!


September 6
Featured Artwork
Artwork by Janet Sobel featuring faces and natural forms depicted in small multicolored lines.
Janet Sobel (American, born Ukraine, 1894–1968), Through the Glass, 1944, enamel on glass with oil and sand on canvas, artist’s frame, Leah Sobel.

Art Project
Layered Art
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Story Times
I ain’t gonna paint no more!, by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow

10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on the Second Level of the Wieland Pavilion


September 13
Featured Artwork
Ceramic artwork by Elie Nadelman of two seated figures.
Elie Nadelman (American, born Poland, 1882–1946), Two Acrobats, 1934, glazed ceramic, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966.

Art Project
A Balanced Construction
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Toddler Tours
10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on the Second Level of the Wieland Pavilion
Join us for an interactive gallery tour designed just for toddlers and their caregivers. Tours are offered on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.


September 20
Featured Artwork
Artwork by Alan Shields featuring a grid of thread, beads, and acrylic paint on canvas.
Alan Shields (American, 1944–2005), Shape-Up, 1976–1977, acrylic, thread, and beads on canvas belting (double-sided), The Drawing Room Gallery, East Hampton. Photo by Gary Mamay.

Art Project
Weaving
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Story Times
Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold
10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on the Second Level of the Wieland Pavilion


September 27
Featured Artwork
Duck by James Castle made of carboard, twine, soot, and other materials.
James Castle (American, 1899–1977), Untitled (Duck), undated, found paper, soot with saliva, fabric, string, and wax crayon, James Castle Collection and Archive, Boise.

Art Project
Recycled Cardboard Creatures

Alliance Theatre Sneak Preview
Little Raindrop Songs
RECOMMENDED FOR AUDIENCES NEWBORN–5 YEARS OLD, AND THEIR GROWNUPS
11:30 a.m.
Black Box Theatre
Memorial Arts Building, Third Floor
A whimsically theatrical and imaginative journey through an anything-but-normal day. Combining unexpected puppetry, a vibrantly colorful and transformative two-dimensional set design, comic performances, and the catchy pajama-pop of Lullatone, this fully interactive theatrical performance will connect with the very young and invite them in to the wonder of the artistic experience.

Toddler Tours
10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on the Second Level of the Wieland Pavilion
Join us for an interactive gallery tour designed just for toddlers and their caregivers. Tours are offered on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.



October: Family Pride

What does your family look like? Celebrate families of all backgrounds and dynamics at the High. Explore themes of lineage, ancestry, generations, and kinship through artists and artwork featured at the Museum.


October 4
Featured Artwork
Photo of a button from the Olympic Project for Human Rights.
Olympic Project for Human Rights pin

Art Project
Design a Pin
10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Story Times
If You’re Going to a March, by Martha Freeman; illustrated by Violet Kim

10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on Lobby Level, Anne Cox Chambers Wing


October 11
Featured Artwork
Black-and-white photo of Tommie Smith sprinting in a 400 meter race.
Tommie Smith mid-sprint

Art Project
Decorate a Runner’s Singlet
10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Toddler Tours
10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on Lobby Level, Anne Cox Chambers Wing
Join us for an interactive gallery tour designed just for toddlers and their caregivers. Tours are offered on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.


October 18
Featured Artwork
Photo of a golden bridge made up of suspended fists in the black power pose.
Glenn Kaino (American, born 1972) and Tommie Smith (American, born 1944), Bridge, 2014, Fiberglass, steel, wire, and gold paint, courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

Art Project
Arm Prints and Finger Painting
10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Story Times
Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, by Brian Biggs
10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on Lobby Level, Anne Cox Chambers Wing


October 25
Featured Artwork
Photo of Tommie Smith's Olympic relay baton.
Tommie Smith’s Olympic Relay Baton

Art Project
Make a Baton
10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Taylor Lobby Wieland Pavilion

Toddler Tours
10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Meet on Lobby Level, Anne Cox Chambers Wing
Join us for an interactive gallery tour designed just for toddlers and their caregivers. Tours are offered on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.


Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center is sponsored by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, which is part of the family of foundations that also includes the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is an independent private foundation that invests primarily in education, arts, and culture.