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.

Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to learn more.

Mystery Art Challenge

Friday, June 12, 2020
At-Home Activity | Instagram Live
1:00 p.m. (virtual)
FREE | All ages | Registration required

Get ready for an art challenge that will push your creative boundaries! Register by June 7 to receive by mail a free mystery box filled with unknown art materials (we'll follow up by email to confirm your address and number of participants!). Then, either by yourself or with friends and family you live with, use only the materials in the mystery box to create a piece of art! 

Register on Eventbrite to receive your Mystery Art Box:

Tune in on Friday, June 12, at 1:00 p.m. on Instagram Live to see what ideas we and others in the community come up with ––all archived afterwards in an Instagram art gallery at #kemperartchallenge.

TOTs on Tuesday

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
At-Home Activity | Zoom
10:30–11:30 a.m. (virtual)
FREE | Ages 3–5 | Registration required

TOTs on Tuesday is going virtual! Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and a Kansas City librarian. Register by June 9 to receive by mail all the art materials necessary for this FREE event, along with the Zoom link to participate! (We'll follow up by email to confirm your address and number of participants.)

Register on Eventbrite: 

Scavenger Saturday: Google Arts & Culture Edition

Saturday, June 20, 2020
At-Home Activity
All day
FREE | All ages | Registration required

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 an “ART-astic” adventure on Google Arts and Culture.

New this month! Register by June 20 to receive a FREE art-making activity by mail, inspired by the theme of the hunt (we'll follow up by email to confirm your address and number of participants!).

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Virtual Playdates

Uploaded weekly, explore these fun short videos for a step-by-step tutorial of an art project inspired by a work of art currently on view at Kemper Museum. 

Click here to access the series.

Summer Camp Kemper

Kemper Museum is hosting a FUN, FREE, VIRTUAL three-day summer art camp for kids ages 6–12! All art materials will be shipped to participants at no cost, and camp sessions will take place on Zoom. Space is limited.

In June, campers will explore texture, color, and pattern while experimenting with unconventional art tools and materials with projects and activities inspired by the vibrant and tactile paintings of Summer Wheat. 

Tuesday, June 23–Thursday, June 25 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. each day (virtual)
Ages 6-12 | FREE | Registration required

In July, projects and activities inspired by works on view throughout the Museum, including the Museum's new exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope

Tuesday, July 28–Thursday, July 30
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. each day (virtual)
Ages 6-12 | FREE | Registration required

To register for either session, please email