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 moa@nullwfu.edu to discuss your group’s needs.


Family ProgramsMother and Child Painting

The Museum hosts themed open houses with craft projects, hands-on activities, music, and food. Learning about other cultures has never been so fun! Open houses take place on Saturday afternoons, and admission is free.

MOA also sponsors occasional all-ages 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.


Cultures Up CloseCraft activity

Cultures Up Close is an online initiative offering opportunities to learn about people, traditions, and celebrations around the world through crafts and activities that can be done at home.

Each post gives information about a specific cultural topic, often relating to objects in the MOA collections, and instructions for a related craft activity.


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 2020 is entitled “The King’s Chocolate” and will introduce participants to ancient Maya culture and the importance of chocolate.  The teen program, “Cacao: Food of the Gods,” will provide a more in depth look at the same topic.  Both programs include Maya artifacts from the Museum’s collections. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these programs will be available online through the Forsyth County Library website for the duration of their summer reading period.