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.
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.
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.
FEE: $10 - $30 per class
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.
FEE: $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, Repair Days and Holiday Open House. Admission is free and the buildings and grounds are open to the public.
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.
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.