Family Day: Animals in Art

Saturday, Aug 19, 2023
10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Join GRAM for a day filled with interactive art activities for families of all ages! Available from 10 am — 3 pm (unless otherwise noted), activities include: 

  • Art Making Project: Creature Creations — An animal puppet’s personality is built from their defining facial features. Using unique materials, cut, fold, and glue your own animal puppet with a focus on its eyes and mouth. Create your favorite animal, or make a completely unique creature!
  • Gallery Chats with Docents (10am-2pm) — Stop by in the galleries and chat with docents about the animals featured in artwork and receive a prize!
  • Scavenger Hunt — Complete a safari scavenger hunt in the exhibitions and receive a special prize.
  • Face Painting (11am-3pm) — Enjoy free face painting in an animal design!
  • Nature Center Station — Staff from Blandford Nature Center will be visiting GRAM! Enjoy wildlife touchables such as pelts, skulls, and turtle shells, plus, make an animal themed bookmark and coloring sheet!

All activities are free with Museum admission, and registration is not required. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum

For more information, contact Director of Learning and Creativity Kristen Hoeker at 616.831.2930 or

Free with Admission