7 Ways to Make An Art Museum Visit Fun for Kids

Do your kids race through museums with barely a glimpse at the art?

Do they spend more time in the gift shop than the galleries?

Give them a reason to stop and look, a mystery to solve, a connection to make with a masterpiece and they may start to appreciate art.

In this article I’ll show you 7 fun ways to get your kids to slow down and take a look at what’s in the art museum.

They may not become art aficionados in one visit, but they might just find something that captures their interests or inspires their imaginations.

Art museum fun: get your kids to slow down and look at what's in an art museum that will capture their interests and inspire their imaginations.

How Can I Get My Kids to Appreciate an Art Museum?

Art appreciation can be a hard sell for kids (and many grownups, too). Art is old and sometimes weird. Museums are big and quiet. How does a kid who only has 5 or 10 or a dozen years of experience in the world make a connection with something so intimidating?

The key is to get your kids somehow to own the experience of a trip to the art museum.

I’ll show you how.

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