For Kids & Families

A variety of free programming for children and families is offered throughout the year. The objective of Kemper Museum educational programs is to engage children and adults in a discussion about contemporary art and how it relates to their lives. 

Groups of ten or more may schedule free docent-led guided tours of Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions, to see more information visit the Museum's Tours page.

Camp Kemper

Winter Camp Kemper

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 7-11

Kemper Museum is offering a fun three-day art camp for kids ages 7-11 during Winter Break with activities inspired by The Outwin: American Portraiture Today exhibition. Art campers will explore the art of portraiture and be challenged to create their own contemporary portraits! Campers will let their imaginations take over as they learn how to express ideas on identity, culture, and community through dialogue and art making.

RSVP at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-camp-kemper-tickets-40111354140 

Scavenger Saturday

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturday for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required.

Third Saturdays of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages

No registration required

TOTs on Tuesday

Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper museum educator and Kansas City librarian. A different work of art will be featured each month.

Third Tuesday of Each Month
Kemper Museum 
of Contemporary Art
10:30-11:30 a.m.
FREE | Ages 3–5

No registration required

Fine Art Friday

Join a Kemper Museum educator and docent for interactive experiences in the Museum’s galleries that encourage students to explore art through observation, discussion, and activities. Fine Art Friday’s activities change monthly and are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s current exhibitions. This program is intended to supplement the Homeschooling curriculum.

Second Fridays
1:00–2:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–12
No registration required

Art(full) Bag

The Art(full) Bag is filled with objects to support and create educational connections to the Museum's main gallery exhibition, The Outwin: American Portraiture Today. As you view works in the featured exhibition, you are encouraged to use the hands-on materials to gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition and the beauty, intention, and meaning of the works of art on view. Look for the Art(full) Bag, available every day, just inside the main exhibition gallery.

School Tours

Preschool through university educators may schedule free school tours of Kemper Museum. The objective of the Kemper Museum school tour program is to engage students in discussion about modern and contemporary art and how it relates to students’ education and lives. To learn more about tours and the Kemper Museum busing program, visit the Tours page.

Download the Group Tour Registration Form.

Drop-In Gallery Tours

Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. These tours serve as our only "drop in" opportunity to have a guided tour each week.

Saturdays
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–2:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages
No Registration Required