Family Day

Family Day



Encourage your child’s creative side by participating in special hands-on art activities and museum tours during Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Saturday, June 16 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free for children; adults receive a discounted ticket price of $4. 

Art activities are recommended for ages 5 and older and will take place throughout the museum. Hands-on projects will illustrate the methods and materials addressed in the exhibition Mid-Century Modernism: 1957 and the Bechtler Collection and the Doodle 4 Google display on view in the cafe.


• Creating acrylic paintings and paper “stained glass.”
• Doodle art project based on the Doodle 4 Google™ contest. Winning entries in the day’s contest will be posted on the Bechtler’s Facebook page. (The Bechtler is the exhibition site for the North Carolina Doodle 4 Google finalists.)
• Museum-wide scavenger hunt and family-focused museum tours.

Visit the museum store during Family Day for an array of children's art books and toys. All children's merchandise will be discounted 10% on Family Day.

In celebration of Father’s Day, the museum offers all dads free admission Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.


FOX Charlotte visited the Bechtler to promote Family Day and participate in one of the art projects that will be offered at the event. Watch the TV segment here.

Family Day art supplies provided by

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