In Uptown Charlotte, families can get creative at Mint Museum Uptown on Sunday Fun Days. The museum opens its doors to encourage families to participate in family-friendly art projects, view artist demos, and join in a kid-friendly yoga session. So load up the kids and head uptown for an entertaining day filled with creativity while opening your child’s eyes to how much fun going to a museum can be.
Who: Children of all ages
Where: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
Time: Drop-in from 1-4pm
Cost :Children and Mint Members are FREE
Adult Admission $6
The Highlights: There will be 3-4 hands-on activities pertaining to the given theme of the month. Families can watch artist demonstrations and participate in a kid-friendly yoga session.
Don’t Miss: After experiencing all the Sunday Fun Day activities, families can explore the museum’s collections. Hop on an escalator going up to view international contemporary fine art, craft, and design. Be mindful of your children, since no one is allowed to touch the works of art, display case, platforms or walls.
Good to Know: Sunday Fun Days occur every month of the year except August and December. There are times special exhibitions require additional admission fees and wristband.
Upcoming Dates and Themes:
May 17 – A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
See photos by Ansel Adams and more, create positive/negative prints, use the sun to capture an image, and try out an instant camera!
June 26 – Pumped Up!
Explore the art and craft of shoemaking, design your own cool kicks at the shoe design lab, learn how to sketch shoes, and make a sole impression.
July 24 – Dog Days of Summer
This hot summer, come cool off with some pooch-inspired projects! Paint a portrait of a pup, search for paintings depicting man’s best friends, and meet a K9 member of the Police Department.
For more information: go to mintmuseum.org
Sara Kendall has traveled halfway across the globe with her kids and lived to tell about it. Stay tuned to hear about family destinations around Charlotte and beyond. Check out more of Sara’s travel at her website www.latitudecrossing.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.