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.
A Museum artist interacts with a group of four family members in the Foundry.

GOLD TOURS

 

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

 

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 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.

$30 per participant

FAMILY CLASSES

Youth and family classes are designed to connect people of all ages with metalworking tools and techniques through workshop programming. Lessons are typically two hours long, and students will walk away with a finished art piece showcasing a specific metalworking technique.

$60 per class (up to 5 participants)

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 AWAYS

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.

LEARNING SPACE

 

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.