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 2018, the Museum will offer four Monday afternoon Cultures Up Close workshops focusing on different types of performance around the world.  The workshops are designed for ages 10 to 16.  See all the details and find out how to register at our Summer Programs Page.

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 2018 is entitled “All Kinds of Instruments” and will introduce participants to different types of instruments played around the world.  The teen program is “Music around the World,” and will discuss world music using instruments from the Museum’s collections.  Check the schedule to see when we’ll be near you:

  • June 20, 10:30am – Walkertown Library
  • June 26, 3:30pm – Carver School Road Library (teen program)
  • June 27, 2:00pm – Clemmons Library
  • June 27, 4:00pm – Reynolda Manor Library (teen program)
  • July 10, 10:00am – Carver School Road Library
  • July 11, 11:00am – Southside Library
  • July 11, 1:00pm – Walkertown Library (teen program on archaeology)
  • July 11, 4:00pm – Clemmons Library (teen program)
  • July 12, 11:00am – Reynolda Manor Library
  • July 16, 11:00am – Rural Hall Library
  • July 17, 4:30pm – Kernersville Library (teen program)
  • July 19, 2:00pm – Central Library