First Tuesdays


First Tuesday programming is specifically designed for children ages five and under, but all ages are welcome. Enjoy thematic art-making activities, story times, performances, and gallery activities.

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., first Tuesday of the month, September–May, Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Upcoming Events

September 4: ​Pirate Party
October 2: ​Sense-sational Art
November 6: ​On the Go
December 4: ​One Winter's Day

For more information about programs for young children, email


Upcoming First Tuesdays

Format: 8/16/18

First Tuesday

Tuesday, September 4, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Shiver me timbers—there are pirates at the art museum! Join our pirate crew and enjoy a fun-filled day of art making, performances, story times, and tours designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.


Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesday, September 4, 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot on the Level 4 Landing for activities related to shapes, as well as a poetry activity, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages.


The DMA Café welcomes First Tuesday Families! See what’s for lunch here.