Scheduling Updates Related to COVID-19
Early Childhood Programs for summer 2020 have been canceled due to ongoing safety concerns and scheduling challenges related to COVID-19. In lieu of onsite classes, VMFA will continue to share video content for all ages, including children ages 3 months to 5 years. The museum will continue to monitor the situation and provide opportunities for pop-up classes in the Sculpture Garden if guidelines allow. Check back here for these offerings, updates, and the fall lineup!
For children 3 months–5 years
In the VMFA’s Early Childhood Education programs, infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children discover the world around them through playing, singing, exploring, and creating. Held throughout VMFA’s campus, these programs supports a child’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity, and promote self-expression and social development. 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
Tots of Art: Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 am or 4-5 pm
Tots Together: Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30am
Foster 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 2 ½–5 years
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am or 4-5 pm
Innovative art lessons inspire imagination. individuality, and creativity! Join us for hands-on experiential play and arts activities, exciting gallery tours, and entertaining stories. Monthly themes; different lessons weekly.
Ages 3 months–5 years
Select Saturdays, 10:30–11:45
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 18 months to 5 years
Held June, August and December
VMFA offers camps for children under five! Students attending are encouraged to use their natural sense of wonder to explore, play and, when interested, create. The inspirational environment of the VMFA campus, and the responsive guidance of committed educators, creates an atmosphere of curiosity and discovery.
Ages 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult
Minimum of 10 child/caregiver pairs required
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.