Cultivate your child's artistic curiosity with free thematic art workshops led by local artists, art organizations, and UChicago students. Families can sample a range of activities for ages 2–12 through hour-long sessions led by local artists.  See below for ticket information and the full schedule.


Family Saturdays 2019/20 Dates

Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.


October 5, 2019
2–4:30pm / Free
Masks and Movement

Masks have traditionally been used as a form of disguise—and celebration. Join us as we uncover the mystery behind masks and see how they can connect to various forms of art and movement.

November 2, 2019
2–4:30pm / Free
Together with Zen

Wellness is a luxury that we all should be able to afford. Take part in an afternoon of artistic relaxation for the entire family.

December 7, 2019
2–4:30pm / Free
Kidpreneur Market

This holiday, support young, ambitious artists and business owners as we provide a platform for kidpreneurs and family-run businesses. Shop at our kidpreneur vendor market, ask questions at our kidpreneur panel, or develop your next big idea at our creativity station.

January 4, 2020
2–4:30pm / Free
Technologic Takeover

In this technology-driven era, enjoy an afternoon of activities focused on creativity and technology. Learn how to use family-friendly programs and software that support your ideas and bring your stories to life.

February 1, 2020
2–4:30pm / Free
Family Caribbean Carnival

It’s Carnival! Join the rest of the world to move and make in celebration of life, love, culture, and freedom.

March 7, 2020
2–4:30pm / Free
Children’s Bookathon

Enjoy your favorite children’s books and stories. Create new tales of your own as we explore the magic of being transported to other worlds.

April 4, 2020
2–4:30pm / Free
Dipping into Design

Bring your ideas to life as we learn about elements and techniques of design.

May 2, 2020
2–4:30pm / Free
Families by Nature

Whether you’re planting a seed, creating a garden plot, or hiking through the woods; nature has a way of grounding us in things that truly matter. Learn to cultivate your green thumb and nurture growth.

June 6, 2020
2–4:30pm / Free
Family Pride

Celebrate the beauty of diverse love as we observe Pride month and honor all kinds of families.

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The Logan Center Family Saturdays and Family Saturday Festivals are made possible through the support of the Milken Institute, Michael and Patricia Klowden, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center, as well as partnerships with local and national arts organizations and performing artists.

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Logan Center Family Saturdays