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Second Saturdays: Hands-on activities and participatory readings designed for kids and their families.

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  • Saturday, June 8, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

    Tikar-Inspired Mat Making

    Learn about tikar, traditional woven mats used in all aspects of daily life in Borneo, and make your own woven mat infused with personal meaning.

    For ages six to twelve with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, June 8, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

    My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

    With a little planning, an inventive spirit, and the sage advice of a smart alley cat, Elmer carries out an adventurous rescue mission to free a captive dragon.

    Recommended for ages eight and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, May 11, 11:30 AM–1 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Shifting Shapes and Surfaces

    See how shapes, geometry, and surface design have been used by artists in BAMPFA’s collection and make a vibrant abstraction of your own.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, May 11, 2–3 PM

    Roundtable Reading: Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua

    Freddie Ruiz faces off against a mysterious amulet—a family heirloom infused with evil spirits. Can he and his cousin triumph over its strong powers? 

    Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, April 13, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Sculptural Vessels

    Make a personalized sculptural vessel inspired by Gabriel Chaile’s larger-than-life sculpture.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, April 13, 11:30 AM–2 PM

    Art Making for All Ages

    Drop in and make art in BAMPFA's Crane Forum, next to the Art Wall. Materials will be provided.

  • Saturday, April 13, 2–3 PM

    ¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe! Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring / Frida, el misterio del anillo del pavo real y yo

    En este evento, leeremos en español y inglés. Cuando Paloma va a México, espera honrar la memoria de su difunto padre devolviendo el anillo perdido de Frida Kahlo. Pero, ¿sus nuevos amigos quieren lo mismo?

    At this event, we will be reading in Spanish and English. When Paloma goes to Mexico, she hopes to honor her late father’s memory by returning Frida Kahlo’s lost ring. But do her new friends want the same thing?

    Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, February 10, 11:30 AM

    Gallery + Studio: Take Flight!

    Tap into the playful spirit of Niki de Saint-Phalle’s sculpture to imagine and create your own bird-inspired artwork.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, February 10, 2 PM

    Roundtable Reading: The Girl Who Built a Spider by George Brewington

    Three young inventors are offered the chance to work at Dr. Flax’s laboratory, where dazzling science, new friendships, and killer robots await.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, January 13, 11:30 AM

    Gallery + Studio: Mixed Media with Handmade Pigments

    Make a mixed-media artwork using handmade pigments inspired by Duane Linklater’s exhibition.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, January 13, 2 PM

    Roundtable Reading: The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas

    A pet black hole can be your light in the darkest dark. But who would have thought that a pet could cause so much trouble?

    Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

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