For children 3 months–5 years
In VMFA’s Early Childhood Education programs, infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children discover the world around them through playing, singing, exploring, and creating. Held in the classroom, galleries, and studio, these programs foster children’s development, autonomy,decision-making skills, and a love for museums from an early age. Register online or phone 804.340.1405. Note: Classes are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Be sure to mark your calendars.
Early childhood programs are generously supported by Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg.
Ages 14–30 months
Select Thursdays, 11 am–noon
Tots of Art fosters children’s growing mobility with new sensory and fine motor experiences. Stimulate their budding curiosity through singing and movement activities, engaging stories, exploratory art experiences, and gallery walks. Monthly themes; different lessons weekly.
Ages 3 months–5 years
Select Saturdays, 10:30–noon
Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where play, arts, and movement connect. Gallery visits and studio time foster an appreciation for VMFA’s campus and the arts, while play and sensory activities engage children’s cognitive, social, and physical development.
Ages 3–5 years
Mon–Fri, 9:30 am–noon
Immersed in the rich environment of VMFA, children will explore, connect, and grow, both as individuals and as part of a community of learners in these nontraditional art camps. Emphasis will be placed not only on art but also on play, music, and movement activities, and the museum grounds–all guided by the interests of the group.
Ages 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult
Mon, or Fri, 10–11:30 am
Is your child and caregiver group looking for a fun and creative playdate location? Gather your group and visit VMFA! Children and caregivers will enjoy playful music and movement activities, a story time, a gallery walk, and a hands-on art activity.