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 a metalworking demonstration, or walk through the current exhibitions.

MAKE AWAYS

Make a fun project and help your community with new 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.

GUIDED TOURS

 

Guided tours of the Metal Museum buildings and grounds are available for groups of 3 to 10 visitors as well as larger groups of over 10. 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.

SUMMER CAMP

Join us for Metal Scouts: Nature + Craft in Summer 2020! Campers will explore the grounds of the Museum and make artwork inspired by nature and the outdoors. View works of art in the permanent collection and learn metalworking techniques such as embossing, fold forming, casting, and more.

Ages 3 to 17 | JUL. 28 - 31, 2020

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 - 13 to take home a completed project showcasing a specific metals process.

$10 – $30 per class

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.

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

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.

METAL MUSEUM

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