Explore Art \\ Learn & Play

Kids & Families

Where else can you fold an origami penguin, meet a live wolf and make your own finger puppets?


At PEM, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to discover new adventures in art with your family and friends. Get swept up in the excitement of an Atrium Alive weekend festival and make new friends in our PEM Pals and Story Trails programs. Come experience PEM — together.


Gallery Experiences
Select Saturdays and Sundays. Explore ideas and art up close with a PEM Guide.

Drop-in Art Making
Select Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2 pm. Included with museum admission. Come create! Explore art, nature and more. Monthly schedule available.

Story Trails
Join staff members from the Art & Nature Center to explore PEM's galleries through specific artworks and stories, then participate in a related art-making activity or meet an author or illustrator. For children ages 5-8 with accompanying adult.

PEM Pals
Wednesdays, 10:30am. Ask for location at the information desk. Included with museum admission. This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Support for Family Programs provided in part by the Lowell Institute.

Kids & Families

Program Descriptions

Kids & Families

Summer Studios