For Families

For Families

MOA is a family-friendly attraction. Encourage your children to explore global cultures through the activities listed below.

Customized programs or variations on our school programs can also be booked for children’s groups.

Contact us at 336.758.5282 or to discuss your group’s needs.

Summer Programs

Kid Painting

For 2017, the Museum will offer new types of summer programming centered on global cultures. Instead of summer camp, there will be four Pre-K programs and four teen programs offered on Mondays and two all-ages workshops offered on Sundays in June and July, each exploring a different topic. This change will allow us to provide more diverse programming and reach broader audiences.

Family ProgramsMother and Child Painting

The Museum hosts themed family days twice a year with craft projects, hands-on activities, music, and food. Learning about other cultures has never been so fun! Family days take place on Saturday afternoons, and admission is free.

MOA also sponsors occasional family workshops in which participants learn about a particular culture and complete a related craft project. There is a small fee for these workshops. Please visit the Events section of the site for information about upcoming programs.

Scavenger Hunts

MOA offers scavenger hunts to help children of all ages learn to look at objects in a museum setting. Download a copy below to prepare for your visit, or pick one up when you get here.

Kids doing an activityThe I Spy scavenger hunt is appropriate for pre-school through elementary-aged children. It is a photo-based hunt that asks children to find specific objects or images in each exhibit. Download it here.

The MOA Times scavenger hunt is appropriate for middle school-aged children and older. This hunt features mock classified ads that describe objects in the Museum. Children must use clues in each ad to identify the exhibit and the object. Download it here.

Summer Library Programs

The Museum of Anthropology offers story and craft programs in Forsyth County and other area libraries. The elementary-age program for 2017 is entitled “Oh The Places We Live” and will introduce participants to different types of houses around the world.  The teen program is “Let’s Build,” and will talk about unique structures and buildings around the world.  Check the schedule to see when we’ll be near you:

  • June 16, 4:30pm – Kernersville Library
  • June 21, 2:00pm – Clemmons Library (teen program)
  • June 22, 2:00pm – Clemmons Library
  • June 22, 4:00pm – Carver School Road Library (teen program)
  • June 23, 4:00pm – Rural Hall Library (teen program)
  • June 28, 10:30am – Walkertown Library
  • June 29, 4:30pm – Reynolda Manor Library (teen program)
  • July 14, 4:30pm – Kernersville Library (teen program)
  • July 19, 3:00pm – Southside Library (teen program)
  • July 20, 10:30am – Southside Library
  • July 25, 1:00pm – Walkertown Library (teen program)