Events

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

People at the FIG

FIG Closed

The Family Interactive Galley (FIG) in the Lightcatcher building is closed today. The rest of the Museum campus is open.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

paper monsters

FIG Studio: Make Your Own Monsters

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Make your own Monsters

The possibilities are endless as kids create their own mini monster to celebrate this spooky season.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

paper monsters

FIG Studio: Make Your Own Monsters

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Make your own Monsters

The possibilities are endless as kids create their own mini monster to celebrate this spooky season.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

paper monsters

FIG Studio: Make Your Own Monsters

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Make your own Monsters

The possibilities are endless as kids create their own mini monster to celebrate this spooky season.

Stuffed animal wearing a cape

Paint Play: Superhero Costumes

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 31: Superhero Costumes

Just in time for Halloween, kids can make their own superhero costume using fabric, felt, and special fabric paint.

paper monsters

FIG Studio: Make Your Own Monsters

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Make your own Monsters

The possibilities are endless as kids create their own mini monster to celebrate this spooky season.

Kids and parents working on crafts at FIG

Science Lab at the FIG: Bubbling Slime

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Oct. 30: Bubbling Slime

Kids will become mad scientists as they experiment with bubbling slime. This study in sensory science will have little scientists playing with various textures and colors as they explore simple chemical reactions.

paper monsters

FIG Studio: Make Your Own Monsters

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Make your own Monsters

The possibilities are endless as kids create their own mini monster to celebrate this spooky season.

Black cat made of paper

FIG Studio: Black Cats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 23 – 27: Black Cats

There is no superstition around these black papercraft cats. Kids will repurpose paper plates to create a feline friend.

Paper bat

Paint Play: Bats

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 24 & 26: Bats

We’re “hanging” out in the FIG Studio to make bats out of paper towel tubes.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Black cat made of paper

FIG Studio: Black Cats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 23 – 27: Black Cats

There is no superstition around these black papercraft cats. Kids will repurpose paper plates to create a feline friend.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Black cat made of paper

FIG Studio: Black Cats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 23 – 27: Black Cats

There is no superstition around these black papercraft cats. Kids will repurpose paper plates to create a feline friend.

Paper bat

Paint Play: Bats

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 24 & 26: Bats

We’re “hanging” out in the FIG Studio to make bats out of paper towel tubes.

Black cat made of paper

FIG Studio: Black Cats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 23 – 27: Black Cats

There is no superstition around these black papercraft cats. Kids will repurpose paper plates to create a feline friend.

graphic of spider in a web

Science Lab at the FIG: Spiders and Spider Webs

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Oct. 23: Spiders and Spider Webs

Do all spiders make webs? What are webs made from? We’ll answer these questions and more by engaging in some sticky hands-on experiments that encourage kids to give these eight-legged critters a second look.

Black cat made of paper

FIG Studio: Black Cats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 23 – 27: Black Cats

There is no superstition around these black papercraft cats. Kids will repurpose paper plates to create a feline friend.

FIG Studio: Eating a Rainbow

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 16 – 20: Eating a Rainbow

Encourage healthy eating by helping your little one fill a plate with paper food in all the colors of the rainbow. Want to encourage even more dialogue about healthy eating? Head to our FIG farm to grow a rainbow with your child.

Paint splatters with googly eyes

Paint Play: Germ Monsters

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 17 & 19: Germ Monsters

Kids will use watercolors and straws to create adorable germ monsters. Warning: These funny germs may cause contagious laughter.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

FIG Studio: Eating a Rainbow

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 16 – 20: Eating a Rainbow

Encourage healthy eating by helping your little one fill a plate with paper food in all the colors of the rainbow. Want to encourage even more dialogue about healthy eating? Head to our FIG farm to grow a rainbow with your child.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

FIG Studio: Eating a Rainbow

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 16 – 20: Eating a Rainbow

Encourage healthy eating by helping your little one fill a plate with paper food in all the colors of the rainbow. Want to encourage even more dialogue about healthy eating? Head to our FIG farm to grow a rainbow with your child.

Paint splatters with googly eyes

Paint Play: Germ Monsters

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 17 & 19: Germ Monsters

Kids will use watercolors and straws to create adorable germ monsters. Warning: These funny germs may cause contagious laughter.

FIG Studio: Eating a Rainbow

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 16 – 20: Eating a Rainbow

Encourage healthy eating by helping your little one fill a plate with paper food in all the colors of the rainbow. Want to encourage even more dialogue about healthy eating? Head to our FIG farm to grow a rainbow with your child.

Pig made of soap

Science Lab at the FIG: Germs and How They Spread

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Oct. 16: Germs and How They Spread

What exactly are germs, and what can we do about them? Kids will use flour in an experiment that shows how germs spread and create take-home soap sculptures that are sure to have cold season running in the opposite direction.

FIG Studio: Eating a Rainbow

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 16 – 20: Eating a Rainbow

Encourage healthy eating by helping your little one fill a plate with paper food in all the colors of the rainbow. Want to encourage even more dialogue about healthy eating? Head to our FIG farm to grow a rainbow with your child.

Paper x-ray (skeleton)

FIG Studio: X-Rays

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 9-13: X-Rays

This studio activity encourages kids to get creative with cotton swabs to make wacky X-ray pictures.

Paint Play: Toothbrush Paintings

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 10 & 12: Toothbrush Paintings

Turn a toothbrush into a paintbrush and watch kids’ creativity come alive as we use screens and stencils to make works of art.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Paper x-ray (skeleton)

FIG Studio: X-Rays

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 9-13: X-Rays

This studio activity encourages kids to get creative with cotton swabs to make wacky X-ray pictures.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Paper x-ray (skeleton)

FIG Studio: X-Rays

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 9-13: X-Rays

This studio activity encourages kids to get creative with cotton swabs to make wacky X-ray pictures.

Paint Play: Toothbrush Paintings

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 10 & 12: Toothbrush Paintings

Turn a toothbrush into a paintbrush and watch kids’ creativity come alive as we use screens and stencils to make works of art.

Paper x-ray (skeleton)

FIG Studio: X-Rays

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 9-13: X-Rays

This studio activity encourages kids to get creative with cotton swabs to make wacky X-ray pictures.

paper skeleton

Science Lab at the FIG: Bones

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Oct. 9: Bones

How many bones are in the human body? Are all bones the same? Kids will learn about bones and put together a movable paper skeleton.

Paper x-ray (skeleton)

FIG Studio: X-Rays

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 9-13: X-Rays

This studio activity encourages kids to get creative with cotton swabs to make wacky X-ray pictures.

FIG Studio: Self Portraits

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 2-6: Self Portraits

Kids will explore various art styles as they create unique self-portraits.

Paint Play: Skin Diversity

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 3 and 5: Skin Diversity

Kids will mix and use skin-colored paint to explore skin diversity while painting a tracing of their hands.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

FIG Studio: Self Portraits

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 2-6: Self Portraits

Kids will explore various art styles as they create unique self-portraits.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

FIG Studio: Self Portraits

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 2-6: Self Portraits

Kids will explore various art styles as they create unique self-portraits.

Paint Play: Skin Diversity

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Oct. 3 and 5: Skin Diversity

Kids will mix and use skin-colored paint to explore skin diversity while painting a tracing of their hands.

FIG Studio: Self Portraits

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 2-6: Self Portraits

Kids will explore various art styles as they create unique self-portraits.

Science Lab at the FIG: The Senses

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Oct. 2: The Senses

See, smell, touch, taste, and hear this week’s Science Lab. Kids will use motor skills in experiments that encourage them to explore their senses.

FIG Studio: Self Portraits

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Oct. 2-6: Self Portraits

Kids will explore various art styles as they create unique self-portraits.

Tree collage

FIG Studio: Autumn Tree Collages

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 25-29: Autumn Tree Collages

What makes leaves fall? Kids will learn more about this natural process while using recycled materials to make a colorful autumn tree.

watercolor paper leaves

Paint Play: Watercolor Leaves

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Sept. 26 & 28: Watercolor Leaves

Kids will explore the science of chromatography as they make vibrant, color-changing leaves using markers, coffee filters, and water.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Tree collage

FIG Studio: Autumn Tree Collages

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 25-29: Autumn Tree Collages

What makes leaves fall? Kids will learn more about this natural process while using recycled materials to make a colorful autumn tree.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Tree collage

FIG Studio: Autumn Tree Collages

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 25-29: Autumn Tree Collages

What makes leaves fall? Kids will learn more about this natural process while using recycled materials to make a colorful autumn tree.

watercolor paper leaves

Paint Play: Watercolor Leaves

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Sept. 26 & 28: Watercolor Leaves

Kids will explore the science of chromatography as they make vibrant, color-changing leaves using markers, coffee filters, and water.

Tree collage

FIG Studio: Autumn Tree Collages

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 25-29: Autumn Tree Collages

What makes leaves fall? Kids will learn more about this natural process while using recycled materials to make a colorful autumn tree.

coloring paper leaves

Science Lab at the FIG: Nature Chromatography – The Science of Color

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Sept. 25: Nature Chromatography: The Science of Color

Why do leaves change color in the fall? What is photosynthesis? This week, we explore the color of leaves through hands-on experiments.

Tree collage

FIG Studio: Autumn Tree Collages

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 25-29: Autumn Tree Collages

What makes leaves fall? Kids will learn more about this natural process while using recycled materials to make a colorful autumn tree.

Water with fish

FIG Studio: Whatcom Water Week

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 18-22: Whatcom Water Week

Celebrate Whatcom Water Week in the FIG Studio where kids will create water-inspired art projects that are sure to make a splash.

bubble wrap art

Paint Play: Bubble Wrap Raindrops

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Sept. 19 & 21: Bubble Wrap Raindrops

Utilize recycled bubble wrap to explore a paint process that really pops!

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Water with fish

FIG Studio: Whatcom Water Week

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 18-22: Whatcom Water Week

Celebrate Whatcom Water Week in the FIG Studio where kids will create water-inspired art projects that are sure to make a splash.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Water with fish

FIG Studio: Whatcom Water Week

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 18-22: Whatcom Water Week

Celebrate Whatcom Water Week in the FIG Studio where kids will create water-inspired art projects that are sure to make a splash.

Water with fish

FIG Studio: Whatcom Water Week

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Sept. 18-22: Whatcom Water Week

Celebrate Whatcom Water Week in the FIG Studio where kids will create water-inspired art projects that are sure to make a splash.