Hands-on Areas

Bart’s ArtVenture!

BAV 2ArtVenture is the Museum’s state-of-the-art interactive gallery designed for families and visitors with children who want to explore art at their own pace, guided by their own interests. The two family spaces feature more than 15 hands-on learning stations that encourage exploration, discovery, and creativity. Take an ArtVenture with Bart the Art Bat!

  • Explore your creativity
  • Ignite your imagination
  • Discover new ways of looking
  • Create art – new art projects during the year
  • Make cool connections between art, the Museum, and your life
  • Have fun!

ArtVenture is FREE and open to the public during regular Museum hours.

One attentive adult chaperone is required for every four children visiting ArtVenture and works with his/her assigned group of children.

ArtVenture is not for large groups since it is a family orientated space. A large group consists of 10 people or more. If you have a large group, a portion of your group may tour the galleries and be sure to ask for a Scavenger Hunt!

ArtVenture Spaces

The Art Cave connects the two spaces that make up ArtVenture: the Sonat Gallery–designed for “toddlers and crawlers” and their adult companions−and the Hess Gallery, for children aged 5-12 and their families. The Cave houses small, family-friendly, interactive exhibitions by local artists. Exhibitions change periodically throughout the year.

Art Bar

Hands-on activities activities at Art Bar are self-guided. Activities change every two months.