Family Programming

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(Home School Events/Programs)

Upcoming Family Programs

 

 

Home School Day
Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Symmetry of Quilts: Celebrating Art, History and Math

Cost: $6 per participant; $6 per parent/guardian
Ages: 4-12 years (for activities), but all ages welcome!
(Siblings younger than 4 years not participating in activities are free)

All families are welcome to join The Booth and Bartow History Museum for a day of hands-on learning. Take a guided tour of the quilt exhibition Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West, learn about and create tessellations, design a slap bracelet with symbols and patterns, make your very own quilt square, contribute to our community quilt making project and more! A scavenger hunt and prizes for all participants are included. Registration required.

Sensory Friendly Morning
Saturday, March 25, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Neurodiverse audiences are invited to a FREE program to enjoy the Booth in a comfortable and welcoming environment! Admission is FREE to neurodiverse audiences and their families! Sensory bags will be available to check out on a limited basis (we also encourage you to bring your own fidgets or other items you may need) and a family quiet space will be provided. A sensory friendly map, visual schedules, and social stories are available on our website to assist you in planning your visit: https://boothmuseum.org/accessibility. This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families – siblings welcome! An art activity will be available.

Registration preferred. This event is free of charge!

Spring Break Family Open Studio
Wednesday & Friday, April 5 & 7 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Borderlands Classroom

Kids of all ages are invited to get creative and join us for an Open Art Studio during your spring break. Parents and guardians are also invited to participate with the children in this FREE family fun interactive art experience. Registration NOT required. Adults (18 yrs +) are required to accompany children at all times. Open to all museum guests; included with paid admission.

Family Day with Metal Artist Eric Strauss
Thursday, April 6, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Borderlands Classroom and Booth grounds
Ages: All ages welcome
Free with admission from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm (children under 12 years old are always free)
*after 4:00 pm, admission is free for everyone as part of our First Free Thursdays!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE MOBILE FORGE ACTIVITY; NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY FOR WIRE SCULPTURE!

Join metal artist Eric Strauss onsite at Booth! Eric will provide demonstrations with his mobile forge and lead registered participants through some hands-on metal work outside on the Booth grounds. In our Borderlands Classroom, participants can create their very own whimsical wire sculptures led by Booth artists/educators.

Registration for the mobile forge activity coming soon!

 The Booth Museum has some fun and engaging programming you can do with your kids and grandkids anytime day or night. 

 

 

Exhibition Family Guides and Flip Books

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The Jackson Hole 5: Important Painters from the West

Click the image above to view the family guide. CLICK HERE for a 3D tour.

© Amy Ringholz, Cloudburst, 2019,  Graphite. Acrylic Wash on panel

New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

Click the image above to view the family guide. CLICK HERE for a 3D tour.

© Willard Nash, Springtime, Santa Fe, c. 1920

Robert Glenn Ketchum & Eliot Porter: On Seeing Color 

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CLICK HERE for a 3D tour.
© Robert Glenn Ketchum, Upper Lake Cohasset, Harriman State Park, 1983, Cibachrome print, from The Hudson River
and the Highlands

Making Their Mark: American Women Artists

Click the image above to view the family guide for Making Their Mark. CLICK HERE to view the flip book.

Warhol and the West

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family guide.

 

The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach

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family guide.

Creating Camelot: The Photographs of Jacques Lowe

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the exhibition. 

 

 

Art Activities

Feel like you need a pop of creativity? Try these art projects inspired by the Booth Museum’s exhibition Warhol and the West.  Try these fun art projects at home CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE  and CLICK HERE to begin your projects today.

COLORING PAGES

Are you looking for coloring pages? We have you covered!

CLICK HERE Horse coloring page.

CLICK HERE Cat coloring page.

CLICK HERE Boot coloring page.

CLICK HERE to download The Booth Coloring Book.

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIVITIES

Presidential Fashion has changed so much over the last 240+ years! What do you think presidents will be wearing 50 years from now?  CLICK HERE to learn more about the history of Presidential fashion.

Artists have been painting portraits of the presidents of the United States ever since George Washington became our country’s first president! It is important that presidential portraits make the president look like a confident, brave, and capable leader. CLICK HERE to learn how to begin drawing a president.

Do you know which president was the first to talk to an astronaut on the moon? CLICK HERE for more facts and games featuring all the presidents!. CLICK HERE to play Presidential trivia game.

Peace Medals

Peace medals have been used as a symbol of friendship and goodwill for hundreds of years. When European countries first began colonizing the New World, they would give
the leaders of native groups a medal or token as a gift, in hopes of a peaceful relationship.  CLICK HERE to find out more about peace medals.

Western Fun Activities

Howdy, partner! CLICK HERE to download this booklet of games, puzzles and activities all inspired by the Wild West.

Ready to try your hand at rounding up cattle? CLICK HERE to try helping ranch hand Rodeo Joe with building his new fence inspired by slitherlink puzzles. CLICK HERE for the puzzle solution.  

Thank you so much for visiting the Booth Museum’s Kids and Families page, click the Booth image below to go directly to Booth’s newest Adult Program page-Lectures, Videos and Tours!

For additional at-home activities check out our friends at Bartow History Museum and Tellus Science Museum by clicking the images below!