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Family Gallery Guides

Family guides are available in the museum and on-line for you to use. These guides create an engaging experience of our exhibitions, keeping your child’s interest while supporting conversations about how art objects are made or about the people who made them. Download a current Gallery Guide now by clicking the images in the column to the right.

"Always On" Art Experiences

We invite you to make your first stop the Bishop Study Center--to explore, plan and discover a variety of ways to experience art. You will find multimedia resources, a hands-on collection and activities you can take into the galleries. The knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to answer questions or suggest various resources to enhance your family's museum experience. For more information contact Paige Willis, Bishop Study Center Assistant at pwillis@harn.ufl.edu.

Activities available include:

  • Wearing art-handling gloves and exploring objects in our hands-on collection.
  • Learning about art protection including topics such as temperature and bugs.
  • Watching a short video about an artist, culture, process or movement on our Smart TV.
  • Reading children's books about art and visiting museums together in our fun and relaxing nook.

Educator Resource Program

Adults can also join our Educator Resource Program to check out curriculum units, children’s books, teaching resources and art games to enhance teaching and learning experiences in your classroom, home or community. Stop by to fill out a borrower’s application and get started!

Family Days

Family Days take place five times a year and revolve around designated exhibitions and themes. These events are typically for ages 5 to 11 but all are welcome. A Family Day begins with a family-friendly tour of art in our galleries and then proceeds to our classroom space for an art activity relating to the tour. A donation is requested for those participating in the art activity: $5 per family or $2 per child. To learn about our next Family Day, visit the Family Programs section of our website.

Tot Times

Children ages 2 – 5 and their families tour the Harn, exploring color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests. Tot Time Stories, in partnership with the Alachua County Library District, includes story time, songs and movement. Tot Time Art includes hands-on art projects. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register (we no longer take advance registration).   To learn about upcoming themes and activities, visit the Family Programs section of our website.

Elementary Art at the Library

Visit the Alachua County Library District Headquarters at 405 W University Avenue for an art-making activity related to the museum’s collection and presented by the Harn. For children ages 6+ and their adult caregivers. Register for Elementary Art at the Library.

 

 

 

Harn Voices

It refreshes my heart to see folks actively engaging an interest in Art for "small hands" by creating such a lovely atmosphere at the Harn.

Sheri Evans

Tot Time Parent

 

Gallery Guides

More coming soon!

Coloring Pages

Kids and adults: Enjoy coloring art from the museum collection.