Family Programs | Montclair Art Museum
(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ




The Education Department offers programs designed to encourage children and families to explore, understand, and enjoy the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Programs provide a variety of approaches to looking at, talking about, and interpreting art that create rich learning environments for audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy art together.


You can purchase tickets to upcoming events below, over the phone at 973-259-5137, or by stopping in The Store at MAM.




Family Learning Lab: Self Portraits

Free for Members / Included with Museum admission
Open during gallery hours

Create an individualized self-portrait to add to a colaborative art installation inspired by the exhibition Constructing Identity in America.


Drop-in Studio

Every Sunday, September  June, 1–4 p.m.

Free for members / Included with Museum admission

Find the next Drop-in Studio date



Winter 2019



MAM Art Truck visit


Plainfield Environmental Fair

Saturday, September 7

Children raise their hands to answer a question on a tour of a museum gallery

Home School Day

Third Thursday of the month, 12–2 p.m.

$6 per child for Family-level members and above
$12 per child for nonmembers

Thursday, September 19

Thursday, October 17

Thursday, November 21

Thursday, December 19


Create abilities


Second Wednesday of the month, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Social, educational outings for families

$10 per family for Family-level members and above
$16 per family for nonmembers

Wednesday, October, 9

Wednesday, November 13

Wednesday, December 11

Pottery camp

November Break Camps

Mixed Media Mashup Camp (ages 5–12)
Pottery Camp (ages 6–12)

November 7 and 8,  22–26, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.



Before and After Care available from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.




Family Day: Shadow Play

Free for Family-level members and above
$10 per family for nonmembers

Sunday, November 10, 1–4 p.m.





The Little Read


Saturday, October 19, 1–2 p.m.