Children & Family Programs


The National Museum of Mexian Art offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.  Class themes are tied to our permanent and temporary exhibitions and integrate the galleries into the learning experience.  Fees vary by class and include art materials.

Reservations are required for all children programs.  Registration for 2019 summer camp begins on March 1.  To register your child for any of the classes or for more information on class offerings, please call 312-433-3941.

Bilingual Summer Camp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Participating students ages 7 to 12 will learn about Mexican art and culture while expressing themselves through various media such as visual arts and dance. Beginning June 29 through Friday, July 31, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

2020 Summer Camp Registration is at capacity.

Saturday Children’s Art Classes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     On select Saturdays throughout the year, the Education Department offers thematic courses for children ages 7 to 12.  Each course aligns to the themes in the exhibitions and focuses on history and art.  Courses take place during fall, winter and spring sessions.

Adult Art Classes and Workshops                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            During special exhibitions, the Museum’s Education Department often offers art classes or single art workshops highlighting an art form or artist from the exhibition.  These classes are led by experienced in-house educators or guest artists from Mexico and the US. Fees vary by class depending on materials needed.

Park Voyagers Program
The National Museum of Mexican Art is a proud participant in the Park Voyagers program. Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program presented by the Museums In the Park and the Chicago Park District that connects Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment from Chicago-area Museums in informal settings. Museum educators travel to Chicago Park District field houses to provide young people with hands-on activities and projects. To find out if we will be visiting a park near you, visit the Park Voyagers website: