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Family Day Program Schedule

Family Day

Backyard Buzz
Sunday, August 11
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art-Making: Clay Beetles
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Build a beautiful beetle or craft a creepy-crawly creation in this drop-in studio.

Art-making: Fireflies
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fold a fantastic firefly that really glows.

Demo: Get Buggy!
Noon-3 pm
Meet Bruce Giebink—aka Bruce the Bug Guy—and get up close and personal with real, live bugs!

Preschool Tour: Butterflies
11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Flutter around the museum looking for butterflies on a tour specially designed for young children.

Spider Stories
Noon, 1 & 2 p.m. | Gallery 259 | second floor
Join master storyteller Beverly Cottman for tales of Anansi, a very clever spider.

Gallery Hunt: I Spy a Dragonfly
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
What’s that you see? A caterpillar? A bee? Discover bugs and other tiny creatures in the MIA’s collection.

Video: Bees at the MIA
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Did you know the MIA has beehives on the roof? Buzz over to find out more. From noon to 4 p.m., chat with worker bees from The Beez Kneez.

Special Exhibition
11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Tour at 2 p.m.
“It’s New / It’s Now: Recent Gifts of Contemporary Prints & Drawings”
See iconic, eye-catching works by bold-faced names in the contemporary art world, and enjoy FREE ADMISSION on Family Day!

Tour: Shazam! Art and Science
2 & 3:30 p.m.
See how the worlds of art and science collide as artists explore space and time, motion, and the natural environment.

Peace Games

Washburn Fair Oaks Park
Noon to 4 p.m.

Get outside and enjoy Peace Games, brought to you by the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board.

Noon-3 p.m. | Performances
Get your groove on as dancers and musicians take the stage for an afternoon of lively performances.

Noon-4 p.m. | Art-Making
Join in for a variety of outdoor art experiences led by Hennepin County Libraries, Keys 4/4 Kids, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board, and more.

Noon-4 p.m. | Even more fun
Neighborhood naturalist • Climbing wall • Food trucks • Bounce house • Language activities • Interactive Games • Face painting


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