Drop-in Family Programs

Young children and adults of different races, gather around two tables covered with blue butcher paper and art supplies. They are collaging with scissors, glue sticks, and a clear reflective paper that comes in a variety of colors.

Photo: Kuo Heng-Huang

The Queens Museum invites artists, thinkers, and makers of all ages along with their families to participate in free drop-in programs and workshops centering exhibition themes through the exploration of various art mediums including but not limited to drawing, sculpture, collage, printmaking, craft, and storytelling. 


Join us, onsite, for free drop-in art making workshops the following weekends from 12:00pm – 3:00pm:



  • Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15



  • Wednesday-Thursday, February 22-24: Adventures in Sculpture! Winter Workshops. Join us for drop-in activities between 12-3pm celebrating the artistic approaches of Charisse Pearlina Weston and Xaviera Simmons. Aligned with Black History Month, we will explore how artworks can be changed and transformed using a variety of exciting materials in new and different ways.


  • Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26: Drop-in art-making activities



  • Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12



  • Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9



  • Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14


No advance registration is required and families can arrive and depart anytime between 12:00pm-3:00pm. Children must be accompanied during art-making by families or caregivers.


On the first weekend of every month, the Queens Museum also provides ArtAccess family workshops for children, teens, and adults with disabilities to engage with their peers and explore artistic interests through art-making at the Museum. Free with advanced registration.


Museum Explorers (recommended for ages 8-12)
Monthly on the first Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-1:00pm


Open Studio for Teens and Adults
Monthly on the first Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm


Family Programming at the Queens Museum is supported by Maspeth Federal Savings.