Youth Programs


Free Student Tuesdays

All students (kindergarten - graduate school) receive free admission every Tuesday at MMAM. Free Student Tuesdays are possible thanks to a generous grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Toddler Tuesdays

Join us with your toddler the second Tuesday of the month for Toddler Tuesday at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum! This busy morning will engage you and your toddler in a variety of ways. Expect to do some themed art projects, explore the galleries, play and snack. Toddler Tuesday allows you to engage with your toddler through hands on activity.


If you are at least six years old and love to make art, then the Art-Venture program is for you. We will look at a few select artworks in the galleries for inspiration, and then we will pull out the art supplies and practice our skills. Registration is required. $2/student, MMAM members free. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

School Tours

Students of all ages will enjoy visiting MMAM for a meaningful and inspiring experience. Specially trained docents will lead you through the galleries on a museum tour tailored to the age of your students. Tours must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance.

Second Saturdays

While Second Saturdays are programmed for all ages, this is a great day to visit with kids. Gallery Bingo, art-making activities, and lots of visitors make this a good day to visit.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Family Fest

Join us at MMAM for our annual free summer family fest! Features include art-making projects indoors and out, gallery tours, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and more. Hot dog lunch is available for purchase and everyone is admitted free. Event will occur rain or shine!

Tips for Visiting with Children

Welcome!  We are happy you want to visit, and applaud your efforts to prepare for your visit.  Whether you are here for a few minutes or a couple of hours, please know that your time with us is valued. We hope you find these suggestions helpful. 


This activity is made possible by the voter of  Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.