Family Day: Backyard Buzz

Explore the great outdoors! Move and groove with performances inspired by the growing season, and buzz around the galleries looking for vibrant flowers, beastly bugs, and green garden scenes in Mia’s collection.

Art-making Clay Beetles
11AM – 4:30PM
Build a beautiful beetle or craft a creepy-crawly creation in this drop-in studio.

Art-making Symmetry in Nature
11AM – 4:30PM
Create a work of art by drawing symmetrical animals, plants, and other living things.

Performance Yellowhouse Dancers
Noon, 1:30 and 3PM
Learn how this family of Native dancers gets inspiration from nature, and see a variety of incredible dances.

Hands-on Demo Bug Out
Noon – 3 PM
Meet Dr. Bruce Giebink – AKA Bruce the Bug Guy – and get up close and personal with real live bugs!

Performance Kangaroo Crossing
1 PM
Meet an 8 foot tall kangaroo from the Minnesota Zoo’s Jump Squad!

Gallery Hunt I Spy a Dragonfly
11AM – 4:30PM
What’s that you see? A caterpillar? A bumblebee? Discover bugs and other tiny creatures in Mia’s collection.

Preschool Tour Butterflies
11:30AM and 12:30PM
Flutter around the museum looking for flowers and butterflies on a tour designed especially for little one.

Noon – 4PM Gallery 259, second floor
Art Cart Americas

Noon – 2PM Gallery 219, second floor
Art Cart Japan

1PM Meet in museum lobby, first floor
Tour A Taste of Asia

2 & 3:30 PM Meet in museum lobby, first floor
Tour Cityscapes, Landscapes, and Escapes

2 – 4PM Gallery 218, second floor
Art Cart China

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