LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER
There are many ways to bring your family together to celebrate art at the Metal Museum. Take a tour of the grounds, learn new skills as part of a group, watch metal artists at work, or walk through the current exhibitions.
Guided tours of the Metal Museum buildings and grounds can be scheduled for groups of 2 to 6 visitors. At the end of the tour, make your own unique piece of metal art during a hands-on activity.
Different pricing options available.
Whet Thursday is a free, after-hours event series hosted by the Metal Museum. This event takes place on the first Thursday of the month. There are food trucks on site, live music, metalworking demonstrations, and yard games. The buildings stay open until 8PM to allow visitors to walk through the exhibitions and see artwork on display.
Make a fun project and help your community with Make Away kits in the Museum Store. Choose between two art projects: a copper rose kit and a pipe cleaner bug. Each purchase of a Make Away helps the Metal Museum supply creative learning projects to underserved communities in Memphis. These are great as family activities or as individual craft projects.
YOUTH MAKERS GUILD
The Youth Makers Guild encourages children to explore their creativity while learning about metalworking tools and techniques. These two hour lessons are designed for students ages 3 - 14 to take home a completed project showcasing a specific metals process.
$10 – $30 per class
FAMILY FUN DAYS
On certain days of the year, the Metal Museum hosts a fun day of hands-on activities, demonstrations and kid-friendly games on the Museum grounds. These typically occur during the F.I.R.E. casting conference and Repair Days. Admission is free and the buildings and grounds are open to the public.
MAKE YOUR OWN
On the last Saturday of every month, come learn quick and simply introductory techniques to metalworking that require minimal tools and equipment. These projects are designed for people of all ages. Ages 15 and under must have an adult present.
$10 per participant
The first level of the Library building has been converted into a learning space for small classes, workshops, or guests who are just passing through. Browse the Library's portfolio of artist renderings and blueprints for final projects. There are activity sheets available to design your own ornamental gates or play a game of iSpy on the grounds.