Family Day

Children and families are encouraged to explore the art and artists in the Bechtler collection through special art activities and family-focused museum tours during Family Day events held on various dates throughout the year. Art activities are designed for children ages 5 and older.

The museum’s Family Day events are scheduled to coincide with the Charlotte Symphony's Lollipops concerts, which preceed each Family Day event and are held in the Knight Theater next door to the Bechtler.

Time and Admission

Family Day events are held from noon to 4:30 p.m. and are designed for drop-in attendance. Admission is free for children and members and $8 for all others.

2014-2015 Dates and Themes

November 8

Learn about Firebird artist Niki de Saint Phalle and create whimsical animal-shaped artwork inspired by de Saint Phalle's joyful oeuvre.

February 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day the modern art way! Kids can make self portraits, handmade Valentine's Day cards and still-life sketches.

May 16

Explore the world of Surrealist artist Joan Miró through multiple drawing activities.


Family Day is presented in partnership with the Charlotte Symphony Lollipops concert series.



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