Youth & Families

Programming at Kemper Museum offers educational opportunities for all ages to explore modern and contemporary art. Join us at the museum to experience the connections between art and life.

 


Summer Camp Kemper

This summer, Kemper Museum will host three-day art camps for kids ages 6–12. Campers will engage in creative activities that explore themes in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology

AT CAPACITY - S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Jun. 28–30, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. CST daily | Virtual
FREE | Ages 6–12 | Registration required

All projects and activities in this camp will be S.T.E.A.M.-themed. This camp session is virtual and will take place entirely on Zoom. 

AT CAPACITY - Sound
Jul. 7–9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. CST daily | Virtual
FREE | Ages 6–12 | Registration required

All projects and activities in this camp will be connected to the theme sound. This camp session is virtual and will take place entirely on Zoom.

AT CAPACITY - Light
Jul. 14–16 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. daily | Kemper Museum
FREE | Ages 6–12 | Registration required

All projects and activities in this camp will be connected to the theme light. Camp sessions will take place at Kemper Museum. Participants must wear face masks and practice social distancing.

AT CAPACITY - Interactive Art
Jul. 28–30 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. daily | Kemper Museum
FREE | Ages 6–12 | Registration required

After experiencing Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology, campers will create their own interactive art projects. Camp sessions will take place at Kemper Museum. Participants must wear face masks and practice social distancing. This session has reached capacity.

AT CAPACITY - Art in Public Spaces
Aug. 4–6 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. daily | Kemper Museum
FREE | Ages 6–12 | Registration required

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s works are often installed in public places as a way of transforming them into spaces for civic engagement. After learning about his installations including Pulse Topology at Kemper Museum, campers will develop their own creative vision for an outdoor installation. Camp sessions will take place at Kemper Museum. Participants must wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Monthly Scavenger Hunt

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Receive all the clues for a self-guided scavenger hunt to take a virtual “ART-astic” adventure, and take home a FREE art-making activity, inspired by the theme of the hunt. 

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
All month long
FREE | All ages
No registration required

Visit Kemper Museum's Calendar to register for upcoming events.

Click here to explore our archive of Scavenger Saturday virtual programs.

TOTs on Tuesday

TOTs on Tuesday is back at the museum (with safety precautions) for the summer! Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and Kansas City librarian. Each TOTs on Tuesday session will be held outdoors. Participants must wear face masks and practice social distancing.

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


Visit Kemper Museum's Calendar to register for upcoming events.

Mystery Art Challenge

In September, we'll host both virtual and in-person mystery art challenges! Receive a free mystery package filled with unknown art materials, then either by yourself or with friends and family, use only the materials in the mystery package to create your own piece of artwork! 

Visit Kemper Museum's Calendar to register for upcoming events.

Tune into Zoom at the time of the event to see what ideas others in the community come up with ––and then help us create an Instagram art gallery at #kemperartchallenge featuring all your creations!

Virtual Playdates

There are simple ways to create art with items found around your home! Explore these fun short videos for a step-by-step tutorial of an art project inspired by a work of art from Kemper Museum's Permanent Collection. 

Click here to access the series.