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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 Karla Aguayo, Bishop Study Center Assistant at kaguayo@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 (pre-kindergarten) and their caregivers explore the museum with age-appropriate tours and other activities to investigate color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests. Tot Time Art takes place the last Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm and includes hands-on art-making projects. Tot Time Stories, a partnership with the Alachua County Library District, is scheduled the first Friday of the month at 11 am. and features art-related books, songs and movement. Advanced registration is required for this interactive program – register here.  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.

Story Time at the Museum

Join a librarian from the Alachua County Library for preschool story time at the Harn with songs, movement and a related gallery tour. For children ages 2 to 5 and their adult caregivers. To learn about our next Story Time at the Museum, visit the Family Programs section of our website. Advance registration is requested. Register online for Story Time at the Harn Museum.

 

 

 

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!