For Kids

Gallery Exploration

MMoCA offers families a variety of open-ended, fun, and flexible resources for exploring its exhibitions. Click on the links below to access a selection of these activities from home.

Learning Centers
MMoCA’s Learning Centers offer touchless ways to engage with current exhibitions. Read about the importance of printmaking in Mexico and explore how a woodcut print is made by visiting the Learning Center for Caja de visiones/Box of Visions, in person or online.

MMoCAkids ArtPacks are temporarily removed from the galleries. View and download drawing activities from past exhibitions: Gladys Nilsson | Roger Brown | Robert Lostutter

MMoCA’s Free Family Resources are generously supported by the Nimick Forbesway Foundation.

2022 Art Cart & Art Cart Extra!

Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! are free outdoor art programs that travel to parks, playgrounds, and beaches across Dane County in the summer. Kids enjoy expert instruction and a relaxed attitude to make art outdoors. Children ages three and above are welcome with an adult.

Families can drop in with no pre-registration necessary. Summer camps and other childcare programs must pre-register for Art Cart’s weekday sessions at 608.204.3021.

2022 Art Cart y Art Cart EXTRA!

Art Cart (Carrito de arte) y Art Cart EXTRA! son programas gratuitos de arte al aire libre que viajan a los parques, zonas de juego y playas en todo el condado de Dane durante el verano. Los niños disfrutan de instrucciónes y de una actitud relajada para hacer arte al aire libre. Los niños de tres años para adelante son bienvenidos con la compañia de un adulto.

Las familias pueden entrar sin necesidad de preinscripción. Los campamentos de verano y otros programas de cuidado infantil deben registrarse previamente en las sesiones de semana de Art Cart llamando al 608.204.3021

Lub Tsheb Nrag Txuj 2022 thiab Lub Tsheb Nrag Txuj NTXIV!

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Art Cart is a joint project of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) and Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR). Art Cart EXTRA! is organized by MMoCA.

The programs have been generously funded by the Cummings Christensen Family Foundation, The Nimick Forbesway Foundation and The Theda and Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation in memory of Sylvia Vaccaro.

Art Cart es un proyecto conjunto del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madison (MMoCA) y Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR). Art cart EXTRA! Está organizado por MMoCA.

Los programas han sido generosamente financiados por The Cummings Christensen Family Foundation, The Nimick Forbesway Foundation, y The Theda and Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation en memoria de Sylvia Vaccaro.

Lub Tsheb Nrag Txuj yog ib qho kev koom tes ua ke los ntawm lub Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) thiab Madison Feem Kev Kawm Ntawv Thiab Zej Zog Qhov Kev Kawm Lwm. Lub Tsheb Nrag Txuj NTXIV! yog los ntawm MMoCA.

Cov kev kawm no raug pab nyiaj los ntawm lub Koos Haum Ntawm Tsev Neeg Cummings Christensen, Nimick Forbesway Foundation thiab Theda thiab Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation hauv nco txog Sylvia Vaccaro.

Kids' Art Adventures

MMoCA invites families to pick up a free Kids’ Art Adventures ArtKit complete with supplies and instructions for at-home artmaking inspired by art at the museum. A different project is offered each month focused on a specific artist’s work, which you can see, up close, in the museum galleries when you pick up your kit.

Fall 2021 Projects

AMENDs Project Instructions

Sandra and Wenceslao Martinez Project Instructions


Girl Scouts

Girl Scout troops may work toward completion of a Fine Arts badge by visiting MMoCA on a guided tour. Troop leaders may request an in-gallery drawing experience inspired by works of art.


ArtZone is MMoCA’s afterschool art program for 4th through 6th grade youth. The program involves students from neighborhood and community centers in a two-hour workshop at the museum that combines engaging gallery discussions with related hands-on art activities. A flexible schedule of ArtZone workshops led by an experienced art educator is offered on selected Friday afternoons throughout the school year and in summer. MMoCA provides supplies, instruction, and transportation free-of-charge.

Support for ArtZone has been generously provided by the Nimick Forbesway Foundation, US Bank Foundation, the Capital Times Kids Fund, the Madison Arts Commission with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, and Zendesk Neighbor Foundation.

2021 Art Cart & Art Cart Extra!

Video Instructions for Summer 2021 Projects

Week 1 & 2 Art Cart  project instructions.

Week 3 & 4 Art Cart project instructions.

Week 5 & 6 Art Cart project instructions.

Week 6 & 7 Art Cart project instructions.


Download written instructions to the first Art Cart project, inspired by artist Nick Cave’s Sound Suits,  in English  Find the instructions in Spanish here.


Project Instructions

Download instructions for the Art Cart EXTRA! project, based on the artwork of Suellen Rocca, here.