Family Workshops

Upcoming Family Workshops

All supplies are provided for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted. All workshops require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

Registration is now open! Click here to register online.

Art-spiration!   Saturday, March 25 | 1:30-2:30 pm – Fish Finger Puppets
Saturday, April 22 | 1:30-2:30 pm – Mendel's Monsters
Saturday, May 27 | 1:30-2:30 pm – Spring Mosaics

Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!
Families Welcome
Free to members and with regular paid admission

Super Saturday!   Saturday, April 1 | 1:30-2:30 pm – Minerals
Saturday, May 13 | 1:30-2:30 pm – Insects

Join knowledgeable museum staff and volunteers exploring science!
Families Welcome
Free to members and with regular paid admission

Spring Into Science!
April 10-15 & April 17 | 1:30-2:30 pm 
Stop by the Riverfront Museum to see how you can add a little extra science and a lot more fun to your spring break! We’ll be demonstrating awesome science activities and experiments in the lobby that are perfect for the whole family. Best of all, we’ll give you an instruction sheet so you can recreate the fun at home!
Families Welcome
Free to members and with regular paid admission

April 10 - Finding Fingerprints
April 11 - Crystal Gardens
April 12 - Inherited Genese
April 13 - Plastic Milk
April 14 - Homemade Hot Ice
April 15 - DNA Extraction
April 17 - Finding Fingerprints

Painting with Bugs - Cancelled
Saturday, April 22 | 10-11 am 
Explore the colorful side of some little creepy crawlies! In this unique workshop, you and your little one will learn about different types of pigments, including one made entirely from squashed bugs! You’ll go home with at least one completed painting and a new appreciation for bugs. All materials provided; caregiver must stay with child.
Shelby Lessen: Museum Learning Coordinator
Ages 3-7
$10 Members | $12 Public

For more information or to get registered, call Taylor at 309-863-3034. Download the workshop registration form here.