Join us for a day of family-friendly activities inspired three new exhibitions. Hands-on art-making, artist demonstrations, drop in educator-led guided tours, live performances, scavenger hunts and more.
What’s happening, 11 am – 4 pm
Anything Goes Dress Up!
Join Museum Educators in designing your own fabulous outfits for our mannequins, inspired by the Dress Code exhibition. Don’t forget to take a photo on our red carpet.
Origami “Pockets” for Nature Walks
Visit June Artist-in-Residence Heather McMordie and learn how to make a personal folded-paper organic specimen pocket to keep the flowers, grasses and seeds you collect on nature walks safe.
Educator-led Guided Looking
Explore the Ana Flores: Shaman Ladders and Other Stories exhibition in more detail through family friendly guided looking activities.
Enjoy exploring every gallery as you seek out the images in our self guided image-based scavenger hunts.
Native Plants & Corn Husk Dolls
Learn about our native plants and create your own traditional corn husk doll with guidance from Indigenous educators from the Tomaquag Museum, in connection with the Ana Flores: Shaman Ladders and Other Stories exhibition.
Pollinator Puppet Making
Join Museum Educators and Tricia Bailey of the Newport Garden Club to create an imaginative pollinator stick puppet, while learning about the importance of pollinators to our environment.
This year Wet Paint turns 30! Learn more, register to donate artwork, and pick up materials today!
Community Pride Mural
Join us for a fun PRIDE inspired mural painting to celebrate Newport Pride, in conjunction with the Pride: In Retrospect exhibition.
Clay Studio Demos + Sale
Find Museum Educators in the clay studio giving wheel-throwing demonstrations, try hand building, and check out the beautiful ceramics on sale by Museum School ceramicists.
11:30 am Indigenous Storytelling Performance
Join Silvermoon LaRose (Narragansett/Niantic) of the Tomaquag Museum for an educational performance that weaves traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples with the art of storytelling.
1:00 pm Performance with Dress Code Exhibiting Artist Bhen Alan
2:00 pm Live Music with Dragonfly Marie
Relax on the lawn while you listen to folk duo Valerie Larkin and Mary Ann Rossoni
Take advantage of free charter bus transportation looping between Pell School and the Museum between 11 am – 4 pm.
FREE for ALL Saturday is free for everyone, and all materials are provided.